Arsenal and Chelsea will play a friendly in Ireland this summer

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Olivier Giroud will play former club Arsenal for the first time since moving to Chelsea.

Chelsea have confirmed their pre-season schedule, which will include a London derby against Arsenal in Ireland.

Arsenal said they would still play in Stockholm that day, with their opponents to be announced at a later date.

And as a result, the August 4 fixture has been moved forward to August 1 at the 51,700 seater Aviva Stadium, kick-off at 8.05pm (UK time).

Frustratingly, we still have no idea who will be holding the reins at Stamford Bridge when we lock-horns with Manchester City in the Community Shield.

The fixture was announced earlier today and will form part of the International Champions Cup which takes place at various global locations every summer.

Arsenal and Chelsea played each other in pre-season ahead of the 2017/18 campaign and the Blues were convincing 3-0 winners.

A game against Sevilla was originally set for July 28 in Warsaw, while the friendly with Lyon was previously set to be hosted in Gothenburg.

Information from ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey was used in this report.

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