The Gunners have confirmed they will be in Nigeria in August and are scheduled to play Nigerian’s Super Eagles in a pre-season friendly match.
A statement on arsenal.com read: “Arsenal Football Club is delighted to confirm that the Nigeria national team will be the Club’s opposition for their pre-season friendly match in Abuja on Sunday, August 5. Arsène Wenger’s team will face the Super Eagles in the National Stadium, with a confirmed kick-off time of 4pm local time. Ticket details will be announced on Wednesday, July 4 and will appear on Arsenal.com."
“The Club last visited Africa during a tour to South Africa in July 1993, and is returning as a result of the fantastic support which exists for the team, not only in Nigeria, but across the entire continent.
“The visit to Nigeria will conclude an exciting pre-season tour schedule for Arsenal, who return to both China and Malaysia in July, following the success of last term’s Asia Tour.
“The Asia leg starts in Kuala Lumpur, where the team will face a Malaysia XI on Tuesday, July 24. The Gunners then travel to China for a match against Manchester City in Beijing on Friday, July 27, followed by a trip to Hong Kong to play Kitchee FC on Sunday, July 29.
“All developments and updates regarding Arsenal’s pre-season activities will feature on Arsenal.com.”