Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal Preview

Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal

Competition – International Champions Cup 2018

Stadium – Singapore National Stadium

Date: 26th July 2018

Kick-off time – 12:35 GMT

Atletico Madrid have become one of the most successful Spanish teams in recent seasons under the leadership of Diego Simeone, and they will be looking forward to another successful season after winning the Europa League last season.

The Spaniards have also become a team who are not afraid to open their check book.

Atletico have signed Thomas Lemar for £70 million while also bringing in Rodri for 20 million.

They won the La Liga in 2014 in shocking fashion and went on to play two Champions League finals in three seasons.

On both occasions they lost to Real Madrid, but Real no longer have the talismanic Christiano Ronaldo, so this could be their year.

They will be missing most of their key players like Lucas Hernandez, and Antoine Griezmann in this game.

Arsenal wiill be playing their first tough friendly game when they take to the field for this match and Unai Emery will be eager to see if his stars have started to understand his tactics.

The Gunners played and beat Boreham Wood 8-0 in their first pre-season game, but they know this match should be an entirely different ball game.

However, with most of their key men available to face the Spaniards, they do not have any excuse not to win this game.

Arsenal are currently favourites with bookmakers to come out on top in this tie.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Atletico Madrid

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Atletico Madrid 2-2 Eibar 20 May, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Marseille 0-3 Atletico Madrid 16 May, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Getafe 0-1 Atletico Madrid 12 May, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Atletico Madrid 0-2 Espanyol 6 May, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Atletico Madrid 1-0 Arsenal 3 May, 2018 UEFA Europa League

Arsenal

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Boreham Wood 0-8 Arsenal 14 Jul, 2018 Friendly
W Huddersfield Town 0-1 Arsenal 13 May, 2018 English Premier League
L Leicester City 3-1 Arsenal 9 May, 2018 English Premier League
W Arsenal 5-0 Burnley 6 May, 2018 English Premier League
L Atletico Madrid 1-0 Arsenal 3 May, 2018 UEFA Europa League

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Arsenal 3 May, 2018 UEFA Europa League
Arsenal 1-1 Atletico Madrid 26 Apr, 2018 UEFA Europa League

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