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22 July 2017

Arsenal vs Chelsea: What time is kick-off in Beijing friendly, and what TV channel is it on?

ARSENAL and Chelsea lock horns in China as part of their pre-season tour.

On Saturday, July 22, the two London giants will face each other at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, which hosted to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Arsene Wenger lifts the FA cup
Arsene Wenger lifts the FA Cup
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It will be Chelsea’s first game of their Asian pre-season tour, whereas Arsenal will have played two games Down Under before flying to China.

Home advantage helped both teams win comfortably when they hosted their London rivals last season but will neutral ground favour the Gunners or the Blues?

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming fixture.

What TV channel will the game be on?

It will be a lunchtime fixture, broadcast live on ITV on Saturday, 22 July.

What time is the kick-off for Arsenal v Chelsea?

The match will take place at 12.40pm (7.40pm local time).

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Arsenal celebrate winning the FA Cup
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Chelsea celebrate winning the Premier League
Chelsea celebrate winning the Premier League
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The game comes with both teams trying to strengthen ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

Both clubs have smashed their transfer records in recent weeks.

Arsenal spent big with a £52million move for French striker Alexandre Lacazette, from Lyon.

And then Chelsea went even bigger with a £65million swoop for Real Madrid’s Spanish goal-getter Alvaro Morata.

Morata will not feature at the Bird’s Nest on Saturday, where both clubs are concerned about the state of the pitch.

Arsenal’s attention however will also be in Paris, where Alexis Sanchez has met with Paris Saint-Germain’s sporting director over a proposed £70million move to the French side.


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