ARSENAL have announced some mouth-watering friendlies in Dubai during the World Cup.

The Gunners will play in the Dubai Super Cup against Lyon on December 8 and then AC Milan champions on December 13.

The aim of the tournament is to keep players who are not part of the World Cup fit during the six-week pause of domestic football.

Arsenal will fly out to Abu Dhabi for a warm-weather training camp as well as the scheduled friendlies.

The likes of Mohamed Elneny, Kieran Tierney, Oleksandr Zinchenko and captain Martin Odegaard all play for nations that failed to qualify.

Players snubbed by their national teams such as Emile Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira and Gabriel Magalhaes are also expected to feature in the exhibition games if fit.

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  • More on Thuram

    Arsenal and Liverpool are both interested in signing Marcus Thuram in January, according to reports.

    The Borussia Monchengladbach star’s current contract expires at the end of the season.

    And according to 90min, the Premier League rivals are hoping to pounce in the New Year to land striker Thuram on a cut-price deal.

    However, they face competition from Bayern Munich and Inter Milan who have been heavily linked with the 25-year-old Frenchman.

  • Fans delight at exchange

    The winger’s quick-fire response delighted Arsenal fans, who loved seeing the confidence flow so freely from one of their own players.

    One supporter said: “They’re all leaning from Arteta how to answer questions.”

    Another declared: “Kyle is already worried. We are definitely back.”

    One laughed: “Walker knows we serious round here.”

    Another added: “Such a Saka reply, so humble.”

    It now remains to be seen whether Saka and Walker both start England’s opening group game against Iran next week.

    Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has remained tight-lipped over his team selection thoughts so far.

  • Saka’s smooth response

    Arsenal fans were left beaming after Bukayo Saka gave a confident response to Man City star Kyle Walker over this season’s title race.

    England stars have now headed to Qatar for the winter World Cup.

    It saw Arsenal and Man City stars collide for the first time since September’s international break.

    And Etihad icon Walker couldn’t resist asking Gunners favourite Saka a cheeky question as they greeted each other.

    Walker asked: “When are you guys going to stop winning?”

    But Saka was cool as a cucumber as he instantly replied: “Don’t worry about that bro!”

  • Thu far thu soon

    Arsenal are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach man Marcus Thuram, according to 90min.

    But the winger, who’s already racked up 10 Bundesliga goals this season, is also wanted by Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

    The 25-year-old is out of contract next summer and could be snapped up for nothing, however.

  • Three Lions arrive in Qatar

    Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White and Bukayo Saka have stepped off the plane as the Three Lions arrived in Qatar.

    Gareth Southgate‘s men have touched down in the Middle East tasked with ending 56 years of hurt – having come so close to winning Euro 2020 last year.

  • Maddison ‘doing a Cole’

    James Maddison has England fans in hysterics after “doing an Ashley Cole” in the squad photo for the World Cup in Qatar.

    The Leicester City star has been pictured along with the rest of the Three Lions squad but was awkwardly leaning into the picture from the side.

  • Cazorla wants Arsenal return

    Ex-Arsenal star Santi Cazorla wants to one day return to the Emirates.

    The 37-year-old is currently playing for Qatari outfit Al Sadd SC, but would like to come back in some capacity.

    He said: “Of course I would like to come back.

    “I have to wait if the club thinks about me, if I can help in something – as a coach or a sporting director.”



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