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Barcelona v Arsenal

Barcelona vs Arsenal: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

3:00 am AEST 5/8/19
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal Real Madrid ICC 2019
The Gunners face a stern test in their final match of pre-season, taking on the Spanish champions for the Joan Gamper Trophy

Arsenal are set for a challenge in the final game of their pre-season campaign, as they face La Liga champions Barcelona in the Joan Gamper Trophy.

It is the Gunners' first time participating in Barca's annual friendly at Camp Nou and they will be hoping to emulate London rivals Chelsea, who beat Barca 2-1 earlier in pre-season.

After this game, it is from Catalonia to Tyneside as Unai Emery kick off their Premier League campaign with an away fixture against Newcastle United.

Game Barcelona vs Arsenal
Date Sunday, August 4
Time 7:00pm BST / 2:00pm ET
Stream (US) N/A

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

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In the United States (US), the game isn't available to watch or stream live. Commentary can be found on Radio Barca.

US TV channel Online stream

In the UK, the match will be shown on Premier Sports 1, and available to stream on Premier Player HD.

UK TV channel Online stream
Premier Sports 1 Premier Player HD

Squads & Team News

Position Barcelona squad
Goalkeepers Ter Stegen, Neto
Defenders Pique, Lenglet, Umtiti, Semedo, Alba, Wague, Todibo
Midfielders Busquets, Arthur, de Jong, Rakitic, Alena, Vidal, Roberto, Rafinha, Coutinho
Forwards  Messi, Griezmann, Suarez, Dembele

Barcelona starting XI: Neto, Semedo, Pique, Rakitic, Dembele, Griezmann, Alba, De Jong, Umtit, Perez, Riqui Puig.

Position Arsenal squad
Goalkeepers Leno, Martinez, Macey
Defenders Koscielny, Sokratis, Holding, Mustafi, Bellerin, Kolasinac, Monreal, Chambers, Jenkinson, Mavropanos
Midfielders Torreira, Ozil, Ceballos, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Elneny, Willock, Smith Rowe
Forwards Aubameyang, Lacazette, Pepe, Nelson, Iwobi, Nketiah, Martinelli

Arsenal starting XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Socratis, Monreal, Willock, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Nelson, Aubameyang.

Betting & Match Odds

Barcelona are 8/15 favourites to win this match with bet365. Arsenal are priced at 19/4, while a draw is available at 16/5.

Click here to see all of bet365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.

Match Preview

With Barcelona looking to improve on another mixed season, they will be looking to step their preparations up ahead of their final pre-season fixtures with Napoli in the USA.

For now, manager Ernesto Valverde is content for what should be a relaxed afternoon of football.

“There is always a very good atmosphere at the Gamper Trophy game,” he told the club's website.

“People always have the urge to watch football after a few months away and they want to see the new signings.

“We hope it is a party and everybody ends up happy. We look forward to playing at home in front of our own fans."

Unai Emery doesn't have the fondest memories of Barcelona, and nor do Arsenal. The Gunners have only beaten Barca once in competitive football, losing six times - including the 2006 Champions League final.

More recently, Emery was in charge of the Paris Saint-Germain side which capitulated in the Champions League round of 16 to lose 6-1 at Camp Nou.

Revenge perhaps isn't likely to be too high on their list of priorities in a friendly game, but Emery will expect his side to be at something close to full tilt with the new Premier League season just a week away.

Following the opener at Newcastle they face Burnley, Liverpool, Tottenham and Watford in a daunting opening phase of the season. They can't afford a slow start.