Rangers have confirmed RTV details of their weekend friendly with English counterparts Arsenal as the club prepares to welcome the Premier League giants and ex-Ger Mikel Arteta to Ibrox.
One of the biggest and most decorated clubs in England, Rangers are preparing to welcome the Gunners to Ibrox this weekend.
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— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 14, 2021
The match is scheduled for Saturday the 17th of July with kick off set to take place at 2pm.
Rangers and the club’s supporters have been left disappointed by the news that only 2000 fans will be allowed into the ground for the match with Arsenal.
But that hasn’t stopped the club from arranging a bumper cast for RangersTV’s award-nominated coverage.
The match pass for the friendly is now available with the club pricing the match at £6.99.
The coverage of the game will be hosted by Emma Dodds with Neil McCann and Craig Moore providing analysis.
Find out more about how you can sign up for the game HERE.
The presence of McCann and Moore is also especially significant given these two turned out alongside Gunners manager Mikel Arteta at Ibrox.
Arsenal boss Arteta played for Rangers between 2002 and 2004 after joining in a £5.8m deal from Barcelona and has expressed his excitement at returning to Ibrox Stadium this weekend.
💙"I haven't been at Ibrox since I left – it is going to be special."
Mikel Arteta says he can't wait to return to Ibrox this weekend as Arsenal take on former club Rangers in a pre-season friendly. What is your favourite memory from the midfielder's time in Glasgow? pic.twitter.com/zV93Vgar7P
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) July 13, 2021
“Very much [looking forward to going back to Ibrox],” said Arteta [Sky Sports].
“It’s so special. I haven’t been at Ibrox since I left, so for me it is going to be really special.
“It is a shame that we’re not going to have a big crowd, but a special day for me for sure.”
The fact only 2000 Gers fans will be welcomed back into the ground has been criticised by the Gers themselves as they took aim at the Scottish Government.