Arsenal Football Club have announced that Spanish La Liga side Valencia will be participating in the Emirates Cup, replacing Hamburg in this exciting pre-season competition.

German side Hamburg have had to pull out of the season's curtain raiser at Emirates Stadium due to qualification into the Intertoto Cup, which has resulted in a clash of fixtures over the same weekend.

Arsenal is delighted to welcome such a high profile replacement in Valencia, who have already qualified for next season's UEFA Champions League through their consistently strong performances in La Liga.

Valencia have been one of the leading club sides in Spanish football for a number of years and currently boast stars such as David Villa, Santiago Canizares, and of course ex-Arsenal midfielder Edu.

Valencia will directly replace Hamburg in the fixtures over the weekend, with matches now as follows:

Inter Milan v Valencia
Emirates Cup, Emirates Stadium
Saturday, July 28, 2pm


Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain
Emirates Cup, Emirates Stadium
Saturday, July 28, 4.15pm
For more information regarding this match click here.


Paris Saint-Germain v Valencia
Emirates Cup, Emirates Stadium
Sunday, July 29, 2pm


Arsenal v Inter Milan
Emirates Cup, Emirates Stadium
Sunday, July 29, 4.15pm
For more information regarding this match click here.

Arsenal Managing Director Keith Edelman said: "We are delighted to welcome Valencia to the Emirates Cup and it's great that a club with such a successful history and high profile have agreed to join us for our pre-season competition.

Hamburg's late surge up the Bundesliga meant that they could no longer take part in the Emirates Cup, but I'm sure all supporters will be excited by the prospect of watching Arsenal, Valencia, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain playing at Emirates Stadium in July."

Day admission tickets for the Emirates Cup, which give access to both matches in a day, are available for as little as £25 for adults and £15 for OAPs and children.

Tickets are now on General Sale and are available to buy by calling 0870 3800 232.

If you are interested in buying hospitality at the Emirates Cup please call 0845 262 0001.

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