RANGERS are to play Arsenal in a friendly fixture as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations later this summer.

Mikel Arteta's side will make the trip to Glasgow on July 17 for the game as Rangers look towards their landmark celebration.

The teams first played each other in 1933 in what was known as the 'Game of Champions' and there was a long-standing relationship between the clubs thanks to the friendship of Bill Struth and Herbert Chapman.

Rangers Director of Commercial and Marketing, James Bisgrove, said: “Rangers’ 150th anniversary will be a special, special year for the football club, and I am thrilled Arsenal have accepted our invitation to come to Ibrox for a very special friendly match.

“There is a rich heritage shared by the two clubs, and it is therefore fitting we should meet at the beginning of a real, milestone year for Rangers.

“With the Covid-19 situation easing, we are very hopeful we will be able to welcome a significant number of our supporters back to Ibrox to celebrate not only the club’s anniversary, but also the winning of 55 in-person too.”