They’ll be playing a mid-season friendly on Tuesday March 26 against Al-Nasr Dubai SC, and you can buy tickets from Dhs100…

Just over a week after announcing they were headed to Dubai for some warm weather training – Arsenal football team have touched down in the emirate. The Arsenal FC official Twitter page posted a picture of the squad boarding their flight from the UK with the caption ‘Traveling in style with @emirates – see you soon Dubai’.

As well as several days of warm weather training, Arsenal FC will also be playing a mid-season friendly against Al-Nasr Dubai SC on Tuesday March 26.

The match will kick off from 6pm, and will mark the formal opening of the newly built Al Maktoum Stadium.

Tickets for the match are on sale Platinumlist and onsite at Al Nasr’s Al Maktoum Stadium. Category three tickets are priced at Dhs100, while category two tickets cost Dhs150.

According to the official website, while in Dubai, the team will visit the Rashid Paediatric Centre and also meet with HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

“It will be great to get some warm weather training and break up the usual routine as we enter the final stage of the season. The facilities in Dubai are fantastic and it will be an honour to be part of the formal opening ceremony for the new stadium,” said team manager Unai Emery.

It’s been 43 years since the two teams last met back in 1976, when Arsenal beat the home team in a 3-1 victory.

Arsenal are the latest premier league team to make Dubai their destination of choice for warm weather training, following in the footsteps of Manchester United and Liverpool FC, who were in the emirate earlier this year.

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