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Arsenal will head to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp next week


Arsenal will head to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp next week as part of new winter break after avoiding FA Cup fourth-round replay with victory over Bournemouth

  • The Gunners have confirmed the trip after booking spot in FA Cup fifth round 
  • Arsenal beat Bournemouth 2-1, avoiding a replay during the new winter break 
  • Mikel Arteta’s side travel to Burnley on Sunday before having a fortnight off 

Arsenal will head to Dubai next week for a warm-weather training camp.

The Gunners have confirmed the trip, which will run from the February 7-11, after booking their spot in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night.

Arsenal beat Bournemouth 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium, avoiding a replay that would have taken place next week and ended their hopes of going on a mid-season break.

Arsenal will head to Dubai next week for a warm-weather training camp as part of winter break

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Manager Mikel Arteta said: ‘As we prepare for several key fixtures, we are looking forward to a change of routine with some warm-weather training.

‘Dubai is a fantastic place and the football facilities there are first class. It will do us good to experience a change of environment before we enter a crucial part of the season.’

Arsenal travel to Burnley on Sunday before having a fortnight off before they return to against Newcastle and a replay would have been hugely disruptive as Arteta is keen to also give his players some time off to spend with their family. 

Now he can proceed with his plan A for the mid-season interval after his side’s win against the Cherries.

Emirates-sponsored Arsenal went to Dubai last year during the international break and played a friendly against Al-Nasr Dubai SC.

This trip will be purely a training one with one of the conditions of the newly-introduced winter break stating that clubs cannot use it to play money-generating matches.

The Gunners have confirmed the trip after booking their spot in FA Cup fifth round on Monday

The Gunners have confirmed the trip after booking their spot in FA Cup fifth round on Monday

 

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