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Arsenal vs. Barcelona live stream: How to watch friendly live online, TV channel, prediction, odds. A heavyweight pre-season clash between Arsenal and Barcelona takes place in Los Angeles later today.
The Spanish giants come into the friendly having been forced to cancel their meeting with Juventus last week due to a sickness bug that swept through their camp, making this their first outing of the summer.
The Gunners are more advanced in their preparations for the new campaign but suffered defeat to Manchester United last time out.
Nonetheless, new signings Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber have had plenty of time to get settled on their tour of the United States, which began with a 5-0 win over MLS All-Stars.
Barcelona will still provide a sturdy test with only one friendly left to go after this meeting before Arsenal kick their season off in the Community Shield.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Arsenal vs Barcelona is scheduled for a 3.30am BST kick-off in the early hours of Thursday, July 27, 2023.
The match will take place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Where to watch Arsenal vs Barcelona
TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Arsenal’s official media channel.
Arsenal vs Barcelona team news
Oleksandr Zinchenko and Mohamed Elneny are the only injury doubts for Arsenal, although both are back in training after finishing last season on the sidelines.
Mikel Arteta has favoured strong starting line-ups in each of his friendlies so far and this will be no different, but it will be interesting to see if Eddie Nketiah continues in the attack.
Barcelona’s team news will largely depend on who has gotten over their sickness bug.
Xavi oversaw a largely full squad for a double training session to start the week, bar the injured Inigo Martinez, and there could be outings for new signings Ilkay Gundogan and Oriol Romeu.
Arsenal vs Barcelona prediction
The Blaugrana’s virus issues have knocked back their preparations and the Gunners should be able to capitalise against a team with less miles in the tank.
After being forced to cancel Saturday’s clash with Juventus over an outbreak of gastroenteritis in the squad, Barcelona are set to belatedly kick off their pre-season US tour by taking on Arsenal.
Having confirmed that the players affected by the bug have now recovered, Barça say they expect to be able to face the Gunners in California.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are preparing for their third summer fixture on American soil, having followed up a 5-0 win over the MLS All-Stars with a 2-0 defeat to Premier League rivals Manchester United.
Los Angeles will play host to Arsenal's next pre-season fixture against Barcelona, with the La Liga champions providing high-quality opposition for the Gunners.
Arsenal's pre-season has yielded mixed results do far, with Mikel Arteta reshaping his squad ahead of the new season and a return to the Champions League. New signing Declan Rice has slotted into the midfield, with Jurrien Timber also having made an impact following his arrival.
So far in the US, Arsenal have beaten the MLS All-Star team 5-0 before a loss to Manchester United brought the Gunners back down to earth.
They will play Barcelona on Wednesday, with the Catalan side managed by Xavi having not yet played in pre-season following the cancellation of their opening pre season fixture against Juventus.
The match will be played in the state of the art SoFi Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Rams and owned by Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke. A crowd of up to 70,000 will be expected for the match, with a close contest expected between two sides who will look to play attractive football.