Arsenal and Chelsea set to meet at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for pre-season friendly
The venue, which can hold up to 51,700 fans, will host the all Premier League friendly on August 1
Arsenal and Chelsea will meet in a pre-season friendly at Dublins Aviva Stadium, the Premier League rivals have announced.
A London derby will take place at the 51,700-seater stadium on August 1 as both sides continue preparations for the new season.
The teams are certainly no strangers to one another after meeting five times during the 2017/18 campaign.
The Gunners drew first-blood, following up their FA Cup final win over the Blues by beating them in a penalty shoot-out to lift the Community Shield in August.
Two Premier League draws followed before Arsenal got the better of Chelsea once again, winning their two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final thanks to a 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium.
Chelsea also confirmed in the same announcement that they will take on Inter Milan in Nice and Lyon at Stamford Bridge in their other pre-season games.
The London rivals are also reportedly locked in a transfer battle, if rumours are to be believed.
Former Barcelona target Jean-Michael Seri is keen to leave Nice for a Premier League side and the Ivory Coast international is reportedly wanted by both Arsenal and Chelsea.