Pre-Match Report

The Brief: Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb


We face Dinamo Zagreb in our first knockout fixture of this year’s Premier League International Cup.

Steve Gatting’s side won Group E, managing to navigate the group stage of the competition without defeat.

We recorded a 5-2 win over Bayern Munich, a 1-0 win against Porto and drew 0-0 with Reading to ensure that we topped our group.


Dinamo Zagreb are unbeaten in this season’s competition, having beaten Derby County and Wolfsburg on their route to the knockout rounds.

The Croatian outfit also drew 0-0 at Everton.


Vlad Dragomir has continued to strengthen his growing reputation at this level, scoring his sixth goal of the season in our 3-1 loss to Leicester City in Premier League 2.

The Romanian midfielder has shown his versatility in a range of roles, but has flourished in behind the striker.

Vlad scored the opening goal in our last PL International Cup fixture, when we beat Bayern Munich.



We will be providing updates on our Twitter account - @Arsenal - and will be posting a full post-match report following the full-time whistle on

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