Forest Green welcome Arsenal for their final pre-season friendly

4:34pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

By Ashley Loveridge

FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock has utilised his Premiership contacts by securing a pre-season friendly against Arsenal.

Rovers will face a Gunners under-21 outfit at the New Lawn on Tuesday, August 5, 7pm.

Pennock said: "I have used my contacts at Arsenal and spoken to Carl Laraman and Liam Brady to secure the fixture and I am delighted that they will be bringing an Arsenal team down to play us as part of our 125 anniversary year"

"If you look at their under-21s squad they have some talented boys so I hope as many people as possible will come out and watch the stars of the future," added Pennock.

Arsenal will be Rovers' final warm-up ahead of the Football Conference league season, which kicks-off the following Saturday.

Rovers have already confirmed home friendlies against Championship side Birmingham City on Tuesday, July 15, 7.45pm and Premiership club Crystal Palace on Saturday, August 2, 3pm.

 

An #Arsenal XI will play at Forest Green Rovers in a friendly on Tuesday, August 5. Details: http://t.co/vVsYLOPfvP pic.twitter.com/cBwCfVvbxk

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 1, 2014

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