AFC Fixture News report that Arsenal will play another friendly at the Emirates Stadium this weekend against Premier Premier League rival Aston Villa as the continue preparation for the new season.
This follows the 4-3 friendly win over QPR earlier this week. Although Arsenal stayed very secretive over that match, not releasing highlights nor any information about the match. Opponent QPR published a report, but only mentioned their own player who are involved in the match.
Arsenal will have almost almost all 1st team player back in the squad and will be options to pick for the match. Ozil was also spotted in training and might also take part in match. New signing Willian also took part in training, and Arsenal fans might see in for the first in action for Arsenal.
Reports in London suggest Emile Smith Rowe, Joe Willock and Mohamed Elneny were among the scorers tin Arsenal last friendly match, but that’s all the information that was gathered about the game as Arsenal didn’t release informations about the game.
It’s possible Arsenal will publish more information from a friendly at the Emirates. The north London club posted highlights from the last behind-closed-doors friendly matches at the stadium, against Brentford and Charlton Athletic.
In fairness, you can somewhat understand why Arsenal doesn’t what to give out highlights of club friendly out. Mikel Arteta will be keen not to give Fulham too much to work with on the first day of the new season. Perhaps he wants to try out a new formation, or a player in a new position, and he’ll want that to be a surprise.