The Arsenal vs Urawa Red Diamonds Asia Tour friendly will be this Friday, July 26, 2013 (3:30 AM Pacific) at the Saitama Stadium. Arsenal will play in their 4th preseason match in Asia, where they have won 3 out of 3 games, while scoring a staggering 17 goals, and receiving 2. Arsene Wenger’s team will use Friday’s game as an opportunity to demonstrate which players are capable of belonging to the first-team squad.
Arsenal has had a very strong preseason on their trip to Asia. Yes they have scored 17 goals in 3 matches, but their opponents have not been high quality (tell that to Manchester United who has lost in Asia 2 out 3 games). Nonetheless, their match against Urawa Reds will allow coach Wenger to play youth players who are battling for a place in the first-team, rather than being loaned by the start of the season.
Urawa Red Diamonds is one of the most popular teams from Japan, which plays in the suburbs of Tokyo. This team is currently in 4th place of the J-League, therefore their game against Arsenal will be a great morale boost to keep their good form in the league. Friday’s match will allow the Japanese squad to play a global elite team in front of a packed Saitama stadium which sits over 63,000 fans. They will have a good opportunity to earn a victory considering Arsenal will use an altarnate lineup, as the English team is still forming their first-team squad.
Arsenal vs Urawa Red Diamonds Prediction
The Arsenal vs Urawa Red Diamonds friendly will be in an outstanding atmosphere at the Saitama Stadium. Fans will have the opportunity to not only see a top team like Arsenal, but also a top Japanese rising star like Ryo Miyaichi. Friday’s match will be Arsenal’s toughest preseason game thurs far in the Asia Tour, but they will obtain their 4th consecutive win. The Arsenal vs Urawa Red Diamonds match will end in a 2-1 win for the English team.
Arsenal vs Urawa Red Diamonds Television
The Arsenal vs Urawa Red Diamonds match will be televised DELAYED on beIn Sport at 9:00 AM Pacific.