Arsenal hosts Olympique Lyonnais, Villarreal, VFL Wolfburg
Arsenal, Olympique Lyonnais, Villarreal, and VfL Wolfsburg to Compete in 2015 Emirates Cup
Titan Premiership club FC Arsenal will play host to giant clubs Olympique Lyonnais, Villarreal and VfL Wolfsburg in an exciting pre-season home tournament for Gunners fans on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 at Emirates Stadium.
This unique clash treats supporters to two matches on both Saturday and Sunday – for the price of just one ticket.
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Emirates Cup Match Schedule
Saturday, July 25
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14.00 – VfL Wolfsburg v Villarreal tickets
16.20 – Arsenal v Olympique Lyonnais tickets
Sunday, July 26
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14.00 – Olympique Lyonnais v Villarreal tickets
16.20 – Arsenal v VfL Wolfsburg tickets
The Gunners should be in good spirits and top form after finishing in third place in the Barclay’s England Premier League for the 2014-15 campaign behind champs FC Chelsea, and second place Manchester City; winning the FA Cup; and qualifying to compete in the prestigious 2015 – 2016 Champions League tournament. Arsenal will face Premiership champs Chelsea on August 2 at Wembley in the upcoming Community Shield to kick off the 2015 – 2016 EPL campaign.
On Saturday July 25 Bundesliga team Wolfsburg will battle Villareal in the opening match of the eighth Emirates Cup; Arsenal and Lyon clash in the second game. Then on July 26 Lyon will face Villarreal at 2pm, before the Gunners bring the tournament to a close against Wolfsburg. The winner will be presented with the Emirates Cup trophy after the final match on Sunday.
Teams will be awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw, plus a point for every goal.
The amazing clubs and footballers involved are sure to provide an entertaining weekend of pro-football for Arsenal fans.
Lyon is returning to the Emirates Cup clash for a second time.
FC Arsenal Probable Lineup (4-1-4-1)
David Ospina, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, Hector Bellerin, Francis Coquelin, Alexis Sánchez, Mesut Özil, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud
Substitutes: Wojciech Szczesny, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Mathieu Flamini, Danny Welbeck.