Arsenal FC, of the English Premier League, is headed to the United States this summer. English clubs Manchester City, Manchester United, and Liverpool are all scheduled to play in the United States this summer in the Guinness International Champions Cup.
Arsenal will be stateside around the same time, taking on Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls on Saturday July 26th. It is the first time Arsenal has come to the United States since an exhibition match with Independiente of Argentina in Miami, Florida in 1989.
“This will be a great chance to play in front of supporters who have not seen the team play before,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said, via the club’s website. “The New York Red Bulls will be midway through their season, so they will provide a good test. Obviously it will be good to play against Thierry. He is a very special player in our club’s history and I know the players and the supporters will enjoy this very much.”
Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry plays for the Red Bulls now.
“It goes without saying that hosting Arsenal at Red Bull Arena will be a special moment for me both on a professional and personal level,” Henry said. “As I have said before, the club is in my heart and this will be another terrific chapter in my relationship with Arsenal Football Club. Along with my team-mates, I am excited to host Arsenal in New York – one of the greatest cities in the world – and hope that Red Bulls and Arsenal fans will be able to enjoy the match.”