PHOTO: Arsenal quartet prepare to jet off to US for pre-season

Arsenal's players leave for America imminently.

Arsenal's players are preparing to jet off to American for the next leg of their pre-season.

Santi Cazorla posted a photo of himself, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Wojciech Szczesny in North London before heading to the airport.

Arsenal play Thierry Henry's New York Red Bulls on Saturday, before returning for the Emirates Cup back in the UK which kicks off on August 2.

Arsene Wenger said this week he is thrilled to be heading across the Atlantic for his team to play in front of a new crowd.

He told "I can tell you something I'm completely convinced of - before people didn't know who you were, but now every American guy I met knows Arsenal, knows England and knows the Premier League.

“The enthusiasm about soccer in the States is new but big. I expect us to have a good crowd there.

“It is the perfect time to go. I always wanted to go with Arsenal to the United States, so I'm personally very happy to do it.”

Arsenal usually play in Europe or even Asia on pre-season, so the trip is a change which will surely help from a commercial nature, with other English sides more regular visitors to the US.

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