Arsenal VS Hibernian LIVE Football Match Score July 13/7/2021
Arsenal will start their pre-season preparations as they take on Scottish outfit Hibernian at Easter Road on Tuesday. Hibernians are well into their pre-season and have already played three matches. They kicked off their preparations ahead of the new season with a 5-3 win over Civil Service Strollers on the 2nd of July. They suffered a setback against Accrington Stanley, falling to a 1-0 defeat. The Hobs bounced back and will be happy to have eked out a 1-1 draw against English Championship side Stoke City on Friday. Hibernian will now play against Arsenal and Raith Rovers before their Europa Conference League game.
Their Scottish League campaign will kick off on August 1 against Motherwell and they will be raring to test themselves against the Gunners. The game against Hibernian will be Arsenal’s first pre-season friendly ahead of the 2021-22 season. Mikel Arteta’s men signed off on a disappointing campaign on a promising note, winning all of their last five league games. However, they failed to book a berth in the Europa League and will not have midweek European commitments this term. Arsenal have finalized the signing of left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica and are expected to remain busy in the transfer window. They have another pre-season friendly coming up against the Rangers after which they will participate in the Florida Cup.
The Scottish outfit then suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Accrington Stanley on July 6 but will enter this contest off the back of an encouraging 1-1 draw with Championship side Stoke City on Friday.
Head coach Jack Ross has been “delighted” with that he has seen from his players physically during pre-season, and Hibs now have two more friendlies against Arsenal and Raith Rovers before taking on either Mons Calpe or Santa Coloma in the Europa Conference League on July 21 and July 28 respectively.
Hibernian will open their 2021-22 Scottish Premiership campaign against Motherwell on August 1, meanwhile, which is an indication of the importance of the next two friendlies on July 13 and July 16 respectively.
Last season proved to be a strong campaign for the club, as they finished third in the Scottish Premiership, in addition to making the final of the Scottish Cup and semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup.
Arsenal, meanwhile, will be returning to action for the first time since ending their 2020-21 Premier League campaign with a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on May 23.
The Gunners won their final five league matches of last season to finish in eighth position, but they will not play European football next season, with Tottenham Hotspur claiming the spot in the Europa Conference League.
Mikel Arteta’s side have already confirmed the arrival of Nuno Tavares and are allegedly close to completing a deal for Albert Sambi Lokonga, with the club expected to be busy during this summer’s transfer window.
Arsenal – building towards their Premier League opener away to Brentford on August 13 – will take on Hibernian and Rangers in their next two friendlies before taking part in the Florida Cup later this month.
Arteta’s team will then face Chelsea and Tottenham in back-to-back friendlies ahead of the trip to Brentford, and it will be fascinating to see what XI lines up for the team’s league opener in just over a month.