Arsenal have confirmed that Mikel Arteta’s first team squad will undertake a training camp at adidas HQ in Germany before taking on FC Nürnberg in a friendly at the Max-Morlock-Stadion on Friday, 8 July.

Pre-season training is set to begin at London Colney in the final week of June for those players not currently on international duty before the squad jet off to Bavaria on 4 July.

After concluding matters on the continent, it’ll be back to London for a few days – possibly to play another friendly – before heading Stateside for three fixtures. The Emirates Cup clash with Sevilla will be our last before the new season kicks off a week later.

On the latest update to the plans, Mikel Arteta said: “We’re very pleased to have our training camp at adidas HQ confirmed to kick off our pre-season schedule. I’d like to thank adidas for hosting us. We’re excited to get to work at the world-class facilities the campus has to offer.”

We think we’re right in saying the match with Nürnberg will be a first between the sides. There’s not a huge history between the clubs although we did send Martin Angha and Dinos Mavropanos on loan there in 2013 and 2020 respectively.

Arsenal pre-season fixtures 

vs FC Nurnberg, 8 July

vs Everton, 16 July
M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore, Maryland

vs Orlando City, 20 July
Exploria Stadium
Orlando, Florida

vs Chelsea, 23 July
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida

vs Sevilla, 30 July
Emirates Stadium