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Date confirmed for our FA Cup third-round fixture

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We will face Solihull Moors or Blackpool in the third-round of the FA Cup on Saturday, January 5.

The game will be played as under: 

Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Kick-off: 5.30pm (UK time)
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Kick-off time set for BATE Borisov home match

UEFA have confirmed that our Europa League round of 32 home leg against BATE Borisov will be played on Thursday, February 21, at 5.55pm.

We appreciate this kick-off time may present difficulties for supporters and matchday staff and we would have preferred for the match to kick-off at 8pm, as has been the case for all our home matches in this season’s group stage.

We thank everyone in advance for their support in relation to this kick-off time which is not in our control.

Our UEFA Europa League round of 32 fixtures will be played as follows:

FC BATE Borisov v Arsenal
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Kick-off: 5.55pm UK
To be played at Borisov Arena, Belarus

Arsenal v FC BATE Borisov
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Kick-off: 5.55pm UK
To be played at Emirates Stadium

Club announcement

SKOL Brewery Limited Rwanda become club partner

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We are delighted to welcome SKOL Brewery Limited Rwanda as our Regional Beer Partner in Rwanda, with plans to expand into other territories across Africa over the next two and a half years.

SKOL Brewery Limited Rwanda already sponsor several clubs in the region and the partnership will involve Arsenal staff providing football consultancy services to offer guidance and advice to support the development of these clubs.

We will be providing SKOL Brewery Limited Rwanda's sponsored football teams with once in a lifetime trips to London to visit Emirates Stadium and receive coaching sessions with Arsenal coaches. SKOL Brewery Limited Rwanda and Arsenal will also run coaching clinics to support grassroots football.

Arsenal's Commercial Director Peter Silverstone said: "We are delighted to welcome SKOL Brewery Limited Rwanda to the Arsenal family. The partnership is a direct result of our successful partnership with the Rwanda Development Board and re-affirms our affinity with Africa. We have nearly 90 million followers across Sub-Saharan Africa, and we're looking forward to connecting with new fans in the region whilst sharing our knowledge and experience, developing coaching programmes and helping SKOL Brewery Limited Rwanda build their business."

SKOL Brewery Limited Rwanda will promote the partnership through TV commercials, the production of special edition co-branded bottles and large scale on-pack promotions offering supporters the opportunity to win match tickets and official Arsenal merchandise. Fans will also be able to attend match screening parties and join newly created official supporters' clubs.

Ivan Wulffaert – General Manager, SKOL Brewery Limited Rwanda said of the partnership: "SKOL Brewery Limited Rwanda are proud of their approach to brewing and product quality. We always take that extra step to ensure the best experience for our customers and consumers. We are very happy and proud to partner with Arsenal FC as we view Arsenal as the team that takes great pride in their approach to football and the quality of their play on the pitch. A refined version of the great game."


Three Premier League matches rescheduled

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The Premier League have also confirmed that the following games involving Arsenal have been rescheduled as a result of TV selections:

Manchester City v Arsenal
Sunday, February 3, 2019 (previously Saturday, February 2)
Kick-off: 4.30pm
Live on: Sky Sports

Arsenal v Southampton
Sunday, February 24 (originally Saturday, February 23)
Kick-off: 2.05pm

The above will be subject to our participation in the Carabao Cup final.

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth
Wednesday, February 27 (originally Tuesday, February 26)
Kick-off: 7.45pm

This is due to the above game v Southampton being moved to the Sunday or either of the clubs' (Arsenal or AFC Bournemouth) possible participation in the Carabao Cup final.

The ‘standard’ TV selections have now been made up to February 28, 2019. Ordinarily, fixtures up to this date will not now change. However, as ever, all fixtures remain subject to change and circumstances may yet arise