Liverpool and Arsenal set to play in four-team Dubai exhibition during World Cup

Liverpool and Arsenal are both set to take part in a four-team exhibition tournament in Dubai during the World Cup.

The Premier League season will be put on hold following this coming weekend's round of matches, before clubs return to action on Boxing Day following the World Cup in Qatar. The Athletic report, Arsenal and Liverpool are due to head to Dubai during the break, with those players not involved in the tournament taking part in warm-weather training.

The two clubs will also appear in a round-robin tournament with Lyon and AC Milan, however, they are not currently expected to face each other.

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According to the report, Arsenal's players that are not going to the World Cup will be given 10 days off after their match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

After returning to London for training, the squad will fly to Dubai on December 4 before matches against Lyon and AC Milan on December 8 and 13, respectively.

Mikel Arteta and his players will then return to England on December 14, with talks reportedly underway regarding a potential home friendly before their return to league action.

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Although nothing has been finalised, it is understood that the club are open to facing a Spanish club at the Emirates Stadium on December 17.

As for the tournament in Dubai, contracts are currently being finalised, with an announcement expected this week alongside further information and ticket details once it has been signed.

Arsenal will be hoping to go into the World Cup break top of the Premier League, having returned to the summit on Sunday with their win away to Chelsea.

After 13 matches the Gunners lead reigning champions Manchester City by two points having lost just once in the league so far this season.

Liverpool, however, have made an inconsistent start to the season and are currently outside the top four down in eighth place, 15 points worse off than Arsenal.

Jurgen Klopp's side did return to winning ways on Sunday, though, as Mohamed Salah's brace powered them to a 2-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur.


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