Arsène Wenger has described the Emirates Cup as the ”final firework” of his side’s 2009/10 preparations.

Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Rangers are the visitors for this year’s two-day tournament in north London, which promises to be as successful as ever.

According to Wenger, the tournament serves two main purposes for his side.

“I believe first of all it’s always the first gathering with our fans,” the manager explained to

“I personally enjoy the two days immensely and it’s a good opportunity to see how far we are in our preparation and how fit our players are.

“I enjoy it because it’s always enjoyable games in a good climate without pressure. It’s the final firework of the preparation with a relaxed atmosphere, without too much pressure.”

As a reminder, the two days of action are as follows:

Saturday 1st August 2009
Rangers v Paris Saint-Germain (2pm Kick-off)
Arsenal v Atletico Madrid (4.15pm Kick-off)

Sunday 2nd August 2009
Atletico Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain (2pm kick-off)
Arsenal v Rangers (4.15pm kick-off)

Emirates Cup 2009 tickets are still available. Day admission tickets, which give access to both matches in a day are available from £25 for adults and £15 for OAPs and under 16s.

For Emirates Cup 2009 ticket information, please call 0844 277 3625 or go to

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23 Jul 2009