Arsenal kick off their busy pre-season schedule in Saturday's Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium.
You can find out more about one of our opponents, Anderlecht, below.
Full name: Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht
Manager: John van den Brom
Club colours: White and purple shirts, white shorts, white socks
Nickname(s): Purple and White, Sporting
Three facts about Anderlecht:
- The club were founded in 1908 and are the most successful in Belgian football history
- They are the current holders of the Belgian Pro League, which they have won 31 times
- They won the UEFA Cup in 1983 and were runners-up one season later
The Argentine midfielder is a tough, uncompromising competitor who has been linked with both Arsenal and Real Madrid this summer. Adds real steel to the Anderlecht midfield, and is an energetic presence.
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