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Arsenal To Make 1st U.S. Trip In 25 Years, Play Exhibition Against Red Bulls

Arsenal fans pose by the Thierry Henry statue before the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Cardiff City at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal fans pose by the Thierry Henry statue before the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Cardiff City at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

LONDON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Soccer fans aren’t going to want to miss this.

Arsenal will make its first U.S. trip in 25 years to play a preseason exhibition against the New York Red Bulls and former Gunners star Thierry Henry.

The leading scorer in Arsenal history, Thierry has scored 42 goals in 94 matches for the Red Bulls. Arsenal said “the fact that Thierry is the New York Red Bulls club captain makes this a particularly special fixture.”

The July 26 game at Red Bull Arena will be Arsenal’s only match outside Europe this summer.

Arsenal last played in the U.S. on Aug. 6, 1989, beating Argentina’s Independiente 2-1 at Miami Gardens, Fla., on a pair of goals by David Rocastle.

New York and Arsenal tied 1-1 in an exhibition at London in 2011.

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