Olympique Lyonnais, Villarreal and VfL Wolfsburg will join Arsenal for the Emirates Cup 2015 on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26.
One of the highlights will be Nicklas Bendtner’s return to the Emirates Stadium with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, who will take on Santi Cazorla’s former club Villarreal in the opening match of the tournament at 2pm on Saturday, July 25. Arsenal will then host Lyon at 4.20pm.
On July 26 Lyon will face Villarreal at 2pm, before the Gunners bring the tournament to a close against Wolfsburg.
Ticket information for Sunday, July 26 can be found here
“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.”
Emirates Cup 2015 match schedule
Saturday, July 25
14.00: VfL Wolfsburg v Villarreal and 16.20: Arsenal v Olympique Lyonnais – Buy Tickets
Sunday, July 26
14.00: Olympique Lyonnais v Villarreal and 16.20: Arsenal v VfL Wolfsburg – Buy Tickets
What makes the Emirates Cup an exciting event is that teams are awarded three points for a win and one point for a draw. The competition also rewards attacking play, with teams earning a point for each goal they score. In addition, shots on target will be taken into account and will be used to decide the tournament winners if teams are level on points and goal difference, with the winning team being presented with the Emirates Cup trophy after the final match on Sunday.