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|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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
|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.
|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.
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.