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Arsenal will be playing La Liga champions Barcelona at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The Gunners are looking to get back on track after suffering their first pre-season loss on Saturday.
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The last time these two sides competed against each other was in August 2019, when the Catalan giants defeated the Gunners in a friendly match at Camp Nou by a score of 2-1.
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Arsenal's preseason was off to a strong start, with back-to-back 1-1 draws against Watford and Nuremburg followed by a smashing 5-0 triumph against an MLS All-Star XI. However, the Gunners suffered their first loss of the summer last weekend when they were defeated by Premier League rivals Manchester United.
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Fans of the Arsenal football club were ecstatic to see summer arrivals Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and Jurrien Timber picked together in the starting lineup for the first time since joining the club for a combined fee that over £200 million.
However, the Red Devils prevailed over the Premier League runners-up from the previous season, claiming a 2-0 victory in New Jersey thanks to first-half goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho. Afterwards, Erik ten Hag's team won an exhibition penalty shootout by a score of 5-3.
After the loss, Mikel Arteta noted that he was left encouraged by the midfield triad of Rice, Havertz, and skipper Martin Odegaard. However, the Spanish manager acknowledged that there are "a lot of things to improve on" as they get closer to the start of the new season.
In the match on Thursday, Arteta will compete against opponents he has faced before in Barcelona, the city where he started his professional playing career in 1999. The Gunners manager will be hoping to lead his side to their first victory over the Catalan giants in any competition since February 2011, when goals from Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin secured a 2-1 home win in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals; however, Arsenal went on to lose 4-3 on aggregate. The Gunners manager will be hoping to lead his side to their first victory over the Catalan giants in any competition since February 2011.
Following their match against Barcelona, Arsenal will travel back to North London for a match in the Emirates Cup against Monaco the following Wednesday. After that, they will begin preparations for their Community Shield match against Manchester City, which will take place at Wembley Stadium on August 6.