Arsenal announce 2015 Emirates Cup line up

Arsenal announce 2015 Emirates Cup line up
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Published May 18th, 2015 - 13:54 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Arsenal set to face Lyon, Villarreal and Wolfsburg
Arsenal set to face Lyon, Villarreal and Wolfsburg

Arsenal have announced they will face Lyon, Villarreal and Wolfsburg in the 2015 Emirates Cup to be held in July at the Emirates Stadium.

The tournament has become a regular pre-season fixture for the Gunners who will play Lyon on Saturday July 25th after Villarreal and Wolfsburg open the tournament.

The Gunners will play the final game against Wolfsburg on Sunday, after Lyon take on Villarreal, with teams earning three points for a win, one for a draw with extra points awarded for goals scored.

"We are delighted to be able to confirm three leading European club teams for this year’s Emirates Cup," chief executive Ivan Gazidis told the club's official website.

"Lyon, Villarreal and Wolfsburg have some fantastic players and will all contribute to an entertaining weekend of football for our supporters.

"Lyon and Wolfsburg will also provide a good competitive challenge for our players as they prepare for the new season.

"Emirates have sponsored this tournament since 2007 and we thank them again for their long-standing commitment to Arsenal Football Club, and their support in helping to make this a great weekend of football each year.”

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