Arsenal and Everton will participate in Florida Cup by travelling to America, the two clubs have confirmed.
Both Arsenal and Everton’s first teams will go to the United States to compete in the Florida Cup.
This trip will be their part of their pre-season activities ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Everton, Arsenal, Inter Milan, and Colombian side Millonarios will compete in the competition, which will be held in Orlando.
Camping World Stadium in Orlando will host all the games.
This is Arsenal’s first pre-season abroad since the International Champions Cup in the United States in the summer of 2019.
And they have already organized their summer around Florida Cup’s football schedule.
Arsenal will spend a week in Florida from July 21 to July 28 as part of their pre-season training camp.
Indeed, they have secured pre-season dates against Hibernian and Rangers in mid-July writes The Athletic.
Then, on July 21, the north London club will face Inter Milan, whereas Everton will face Millonnarios.
The winners of either match will play each other on July 28, and the losers will play each other too.
Arsenal and Everton Will Participate in Florida Cup
Both Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu have spoken on the trip on behalf of the Gunners.
“We’re very pleased to see our pre-season plans ramping up with the announcement of our trip to the United States to take part in the Florida Cup,” Arteta said.
“It will be great for our first-team squad to play two games in front of our US-based fans and the tournament features three good sides that will provide strong opposition,” he added.
“The training and match-day facilities in Orlando will provide a first-class environment for our preparations for next season.”
After Arteta’s comments, Edu mentioned that Arsenal would reveal further plans shortly.
“The Florida Cup matches, together with the Orlando training camp, will provide Mikel and the squad with an excellent level of preparation as we focus on next season,” he said.
“This adds to our already announced matches and training preparations in Scotland. We look forward to confirming further plans for our pre-season very soon.”
Everton, meanwhile, has announced, “a series of exciting engagement events with US-based fans and Supporters’ Clubs are planned for the July visit – the Blues’ first to the country for pre-season since participating in the International Champions Cup in 2013.”