English Premiership

Arsenal set for Aussie pre-season tour

Arsene Wenger (Gallo Images)
Arsene Wenger (Gallo Images)

Sydney - Arsenal will play two pre-season matches against A-League sides Sydney FC and Western Sydney in July 2017, the English Premier League team's first visit to Australia's largest city in 40 years.

New South Wales state government officials said Wednesday the matches will be played at the 83 500-seat Olympic Stadium in Western Sydney on dates to be determined.

In 1977, Arsenal played two matches in Sydney and one in Adelaide, winning one of three games.

Sydney hosted friendlies against Tottenham and Chelsea in May and June, while Manchester City, Real Madrid and AS Roma played an exhibition series in Melbourne.

Liverpool also played matches in Adelaide and Brisbane this year.

Fixtures
Thu 02 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Sheffield United
Tottenham Hotspur
Bramall Lane
Thu 02 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
Liverpool
Etihad Stadium
Sat 04 Jul 20 13:30 PM (SAST)
Norwich City
Brighton & Hove Albion
Carrow Road
Results
Wed 01 Jul 20
West Ham United 3
Chelsea 2
Wed 01 Jul 20
AFC Bournemouth 1
Newcastle United 4
Wed 01 Jul 20
Arsenal 4
Norwich City 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
31
28
86
2. Manchester City
31
20
63
3. Leicester City
32
16
55
4. Chelsea
32
16
54