Arsenal VS Rangers LIVE Football Match Score July 17/7/2021
Rangers are set to play Arsenal at the Ibrox Stadium on Saturday in a friendly fixture.
Rangers come into this game on the back of a 1-0 loss to Tranmere Rovers in a friendly game. A first-half goal from midfielder Kieron Morris ensured victory for Tranmere Rovers.
Arsenal, on the other hand, lost 2-1 to Hibernian on Tuesday in a friendly game. Goals from Australia international Martin Boyle and young winger Daniel MacKay sealed the deal for Hibernian. Midfielder Emile Smith Rowe scored the consolation goal for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
Rangers could be without Croatian centre-back Nikola Katic, Canada international Scott Arfield and Scottish midfielder Ryan Jack, who are all nursing injuries. Croatian left-back Borna Barisic and Swedish centre-back Filip Helander were involved at the Euros and are not available. Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos will not play a part in this game after being a part of his nation’s Copa America squad.
Rangers may have made changes in the double figures at half time, but defeat to lowly Tranmere has not exactly inspired confidence within the ranks, as Gerrard’s side could not recover from Kieron Morris’s 39th-minute opener at Prenton Park.
The result came five days after the Scottish champions had scraped past Partick Thistle by the same scoreline, and while it is important not to read too much into pre-season results, Gerrard will be demanding more after labelling his side’s attempts to stop Morris’s goal “embarrassing”.
The former Liverpool lynchpin has also affirmed that players are fighting for their right to wear the shirt in these pre-season fixtures, so the onus is certainly on the Ibrox outfit to follow in the footsteps of Hibs and get one over their London counterparts.
However, only a mere 2,000 fans will be present at the stadium to watch the two British powerhouses take to the field – a decision which has been met with widespread criticism – although Rangers certainly fared rather well behind closed doors in the 2020-21 season.