Arsenal vs MLS All-Stars: Gunners start USA pre-season tour with Declan Rice in line for debut–FREE stream, TV channel👇Watch for free


ARSENAL start their pre-season tour in the US against an MLS All-Star Team - and here's what you need to know.

Mikel Arteta is preparing his side for a one-off match against ex-Premier League star Wayne Rooney's MLS All-Star this Wednesday.

Declan Rice is expected to make his Arsenal debut this Wednesday.Credit: Getty

The Gunners were runners-up in the Premier League last season after missing out on the title to Manchester City.

Arsenal have announced their signings of Declan Rice, Jurrien Timer and Kai Havertz so far this summer.

Havertz has already made his debut for the club after playing in his home country, Germany, last Thursday against FC Nurnberg.

New Inter Miami star Lionel Messi will not be playing as he is yet to make his MLS debut and, therefore, was not included in the MLS All-Stars selection process.

Kai Havertz made his Arsenal debut during the pre-season friendly against FC NurnbergCredit: Getty

When is Arsenal vs MLS All-Stars?

The game will be held at 8:30pm local time (ET) on Wednesday, 19 July.

This means kick-off will be at 1:30am BST on Thursday 20 July, in the UK.

Audi Field, Washington DC, will host.

Where can I watch Arsenal vs MLS All-Stars?

The match will be shown live on Apple TV, where fans can sign up for a FREE seven-day trial or pay £6.99 ($6.99 in the USA) for a monthly subscription.

Alternatively, you can keep up to date with all of the action by following SunSport's live blog.

Team News

Arsenal fans will be keen to see the club's new record signing, £105million Declan Rice, make his debut alongside fellow new boy Jurrien Timber.

The London giants will have some absences, such as Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Nicholas Pepe and Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Captain Martin Odegaard is in the US but sustained a calf injury during the warm-up last Thursday before the friendly against FC Nurnberg.

Meanwhile, MLS All-Star will have some familiar faces playing.

Ex-Liverpool striker Christian Benteke and World Cup winner Thiago Almada have been named in Wayne Rooney's squad.

Rooney is the MLS All-Star guest manager this year.Credit: Reuters

MLS All-Stars squad

Goalkeepers: Roman Burki (St. Louis City SC), Tyler Miller (D.C United), Djordje Petrovic (New England Revolution)

Defenders: Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls), Tim Parker (St. Louis City SC), Matt Miazga (FC Cincinnati), Ryan Hollingshead (LAFC), Jakob Glesnes (Philadelphia Union), Jon Gallagher (Austin FC), Alvaro Barreal (FC Cincinnati)

Midfielders: Lucas Zelarayan (Columbus Crew), Riqi Puig (LA Galaxy), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew), Jose Martinez (Philadelphia Union, Hector Herrera (Houston Dynamo FC), Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Mathieu Choiniere (CF Montreal), Thiago Almada (Atlanta United), Luciano Ascota (FC Cincinnati)

Forwards: Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Kei Kamara (Chicago Fire), Giorgos Giakoumakis (Atlanta United), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Cristian Espinoza (San Jose Earthquakes), Denis Bouanga (LAFC), Christian Benteke (D.C United)

Popular Posts