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Football | Nigeria

Gunners etch Nigeria trip in stone



English Barclays Premier League, Arsenal have officially made public when their first-team will make the tour of Nigeria.

The Gunners announced on their official website on Friday that their "first-team squad will travel to Nigeria this summer for a pre-season match in Abuja on Sunday, August 5."

"Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce that the first-team squad will travel to Nigeria this summer for a pre-season match in Abuja on Sunday, August 5.

"In what will be the Gunners’ first match on Nigerian soil, Arsene Wenger’s side will play at the 60,000 capacity Abuja National Stadium. Arsenal’s opposition will be confirmed soon and is likely to be a leading African national team," the announcement read on the official website of Arsenal.

"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.

"Further details regarding the match in Nigeria will feature on Arsenal.com as soon as they are confirmed."

The Gunners will start their overseas tour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 24 before travelling to China and Hong Kong in same month of July.

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