By Richard Clarke in Austria
Kolo Toure expects the Emirates Cup to be one long party.
Inter Milan, Valencia and Paris St Germain are set to visit North London over the weekend for the first major tournament at Arsenal's new ground.
Toure is a veteran of the popular pre-season event in Amsterdam which runs on similar lines but he believes the atmosphere at Emirates Stadium should be an improvement.
"I think it will be better," he told Arsenal.com. "The English fans love their football and it is going to be a big party for everyone, even the players as well. It is always amazing to play at Emirates Stadium. It is so big.
"Valencia are a great Spanish club and Inter are a great Italian club too. We know what they have been doing in Europe over recent years. PSG are a great French team too and they have a new manager as well so I think they will be a different team to last year. They will all be tight games.
"Playing teams like these makes us much better prepared for the season to come."
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