Arsenal Vs Orlando City LIVE Football Score 21 Jul 2022
ABOUT THE MATCH
Orlando City SC is going head to head with Arsenal starting on 20 Jul 2022 at 23:30 UTC . The match is a part of the Florida Cup.
Orlando City will temporarily take a break from MLS action to welcome Arsenal to the Exploria Stadium for a friendly battle in the FC Series on Wednesday evening.
The hosts played out a 1-1 draw with Atlanta United at the weekend, while the Gunners began their pre-season tour of the United States with a 2-0 success over Everton.
The spring and summer months have brought a string of inconsistent results for Orlando in the Eastern Conference, as the Florida-based outfit were held to a second successive 1-1 draw against Atlanta United at the weekend.
A 10th minute opener from Mauricio Pereyra was cancelled out by Juan Sanchez Purata in a dissatisfactory result for Orlando, whose playoff bid still remains well and truly alive after 21 games of the 2022 campaign.
With 30 points taken from a possible 63, Orlando are still sitting pretty in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, but not since April have the hosts managed to march to consecutive MLS victories, and they have won just one of their last four in the division.
A 1-0 success over Inter Miami back on July 10 ended a dismal nine-game run at home without a clean sheet for Oscar Pareja‘s outfit, whose last three draws at the Exploria Stadium have all come in friendlies, but Arsenal will be in no mood to share the spoils here.
None of the quintet is believed to be nursing anything serious, but it is difficult to imagine Arteta risking any of them for Wednesday, especially with Tierney and Tomiyasu’s track record in the fitness department.
William Saliba could therefore partner Gabriel Magalhaes at the heart of defence once again, and Matt Turner is also in with a chance of another start back in his homeland after Aaron Ramsdale was absent from the Everton win.
Arteta also raised eyebrows by switching to a back three for the second half against Everton, but a familiar 4-2-3-1 formation should be fielded from the off here.
Orlando City possible starting lineup:
Gallese; Ruan, Schlegel, Jansson, Smith; Araujo, Urso; Torres, Pereyra, Mulraney; Pato
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Turner; Cedric, Saliba, Gabriel, Tavares; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus