[SOCCER@STREAMs]!' Barcelona vs Arsenal Live Free Broadcast Online 26 Jul 2023
Arsenal faces Barcelona in a Club Friendly match on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 (7/26/23) at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Arsenal vs. Barcelona LIVE STREAM (7/26/23): Watch Club Friendly 2023 online | Time, TV, channel
It's nearly time for the Arsenal vs Barcelona live stream, which pits two European giants against each other as part of the Soccer Champions Tour pre-season season friendlies across the USA.
Arsenal will take on Barcelona at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday (the early hours of Thursday, if you're in Europe) as part of the Soccer Champions Tour series.
The last time the pair met in a competitive game was back in March 2016, when the Spanish giants knocked the Gunners out of the Champions League in the Round of 16, but lots has changed both on and off the pitch for these two since then, including the arrival of Declan Rice at The Emirates.
You won’t want to miss a moment of this week's Arsenal vs Barcelona live stream, and we’ll show you how to watch it from around the world below.
Arsenal vs Barcelona live stream, date, time, channels
Here’s what you need to know:
What: Club Friendly
Who: Arsenal vs. Barcelona
When: July 26, 2023
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Where: SoFi Stadium
Lionel Messi walked out from behind a curtain, took a few steps along a rain-slicked runaway set up over the field at Inter Miami’s stadium and headed toward David Beckham for a big hug.
His journey was complete. Inter Miami’s wait was over.
At long last, Messi has arrived.
Inter Miami — after years of plotting, pleading and hoping — introduced arguably the game’s biggest star on Sunday night, presenting their new franchise player with his pink No. 10 jersey that millions of people will be buying over the coming weeks and months.
“I’m sure we’re going to have many wonderful experiences,” Messi told the crowd.
Sunday was the first one. Almost every seat was filled despite horrible weather conditions that delayed the show, and nobody seemed to mind soaking rain that pounded down throughout the evening.
“I’m very much moved to be here in Miami, to be with you,” Messi said. “I want to thank you, all of you, on behalf of my family, for the kindness that you have given me.”
Beckham, the team’s co-owner and president, had huge dark blotches on his blue blazer because of the rain.
It was going to take more than a downpour to ruin this party, one where fans roared and music boomed.
“Tonight is a typical Miami welcome for one of the greatest players to ever have played the game,” Beckham said during the telecast of the show. “The fact that we have our fans in here, celebrating this moment ... this is what we have created and we’re very proud of that.”
Added primary owner Jorge Mas: “When David and I first met and we dreamt of what Inter Miami represents, it started off with the freedom to dream. And we dreamed of not only bringing elite players and the best players but the best player to ever don boots — and his name is Lionel Andrés Messi.”
When Inter Miami began floating the notion that it would be the team to land Messi and bring the World Cup champion to Major League Soccer, there were no shortage of people who were, to put it mildly, skeptical about how realistic a plan that was.
Among them: MLS Commissioner Don Garber. Yes, even the man running the league had a bit of doubt.
Not anymore. Messi to Miami isn’t just crazy talk. It happened, with Messi now tasked to lift a team that currently has the fewest points in the MLS standings and is mired in an 11-game winless streak.
Barcelona will look to kick off their preseason play on Wednesday night against Arsenal after a false start over the weekend. The team postponed their preseason opener due to a stomach virus that sidelined most of the squad against of a matchup against Juventus. With most of the team recovered, they will face off against Arsenal in another tuneup at Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Barcelona’s preseason match against Juventus in Santa Clara, California, on Saturday was canceled after Barcelona players fell sick.
Barcelona issued a statement hours before the friendly scheduled to be played at Levi’s Stadium.
New signings Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber and Kai Havertz are now fully integrated into the Gunners squad with this their penultimate match of the summer.
While Barcelona is a daunting task for any team, even in pre-season, the Catalans are actually playing their first friendly of the campaign in Los Angeles.