The north London club have been making progress on the pitch with a string of encouraging results and performances. This may comfort fans who have been concerned by their team off the pitch, with the Gunners slow out of the blocks in the transfer window despite being linked to several names across Europe.
For Real Madrid, the game may prove a nice distraction from their own issues off the field, with the Zinedine Zidane and Gareth Bale saga continuing to dominate the headlines. The latest chapter in this battle has seen Bales agent, Jonathan Barnett, brand the Madrid manager a disgrace for his treatment of the Welshman, who is expected to leave the club this summer.
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Where to Watch
When is Kick Off?
Wednesday 24th July
What Time Is Kick Off?
Where Is it Played?
TV Channel/Live Stream?
Premier Sports 1
Zidane has plenty options following a busy foray in the transfer market and can deploy several of his new and exciting signings. Brahim Diaz is expected to be missing following his bicep injury, with several other players set to miss proceedings after the Copa America, Gold Cup and European Under-21 Championships.
Unai Emery is expected to field a more experienced side following the youthful team which comfortably overcame Fiorentina, but he will be missing midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira amongst others after their heavy international schedule.
Hector Bellerin is with the squad in America but will likely not feature as he continues to recover from his ruptured cruciate ligament. Laurent Koscielny is still at home after his high-profile bust-up with the management as he looks set to leave the Emirates.
Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Isco, Kroos, Modric; Junior, Benzema, Hazrd
Leno; Maitland-Niles,Sokratis, Chambers, Monreal; Xhaka, Olayinka; Aubameyang, Ozil, Saka; Lacazette
Head to Head Record
Real Madrid and Arsenal havent met since their two-legged affair in the Champions League in 2006, where Arsenal dumped the Spanish giants out the competition on their way to the final. Those two games remain the only competitive meetings between the clubs.
Arsenal have won all of their games in America so far, recording 3-0 wins against both Colorado Rapids and Fiorentina, plus a 2-1 victory over German Champions Bayern Munich sandwiched in between. Los Blancos havent fared as well, falling to a 3-1 defeat against the German champions in their opening pre-season game.
Eden Hazard may have earned his dream move to Real Madrid this summer, but the former Chelsea Hero & Legends debut ended with a nightmare result in Houston, Texas. #CFC Full Time: Bayern 3-1 Real Madrid pic.twitter.com/38t0NipSvb
— Mwas Mchelsea ™ (@MwasMchelsea) July 21, 2019
Check out how each side has fared in their last five matches.
Bayern Munich 3-1 Real Madrid (21/7)
Arsenal 3-0 Fiorentina (21/7)
Real Madrid 0-2 Real Betis (19/5)
Arsenal 2-1 Bayern Munich (18/7)
Real Sociedad 3-1 Real Madrid (12/5)
Colorado 0-3 Arsenal (16/7)
Real Madrid 3-2 Villarreal (5/5)
Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal (29/5)
Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Real Madrid (28/4)
Burnley 1-3 Arsenal (12/5)
Expect goals and entertainment. There should be enough talent in both teams to serve up a spectacle.
Prediction: Real Madrid 2-2 Arsenal