Arsenal v Lyon - JG preview

The Gunners take on France’s Lyon in the Emirates Cup on Saturday.

You can find out more about their opponents below:

Full Name: Olympique Lyonnais
Manager: Hubert Fournier
Club Colours: White with blue and red trim shirts, white with blue and red trim shorts and white with blue and red trim socks
Nickname: Les Gones (The Kids)

Key facts:

  • Lyon have won the French championship, known as Ligue 1, an incredible seven times. All of which came consecutively.
  • The French side were formed in 1950 making them 65 years old this year.
  • Lyon’s current manager Remi Garde is an ex-Arsenal player and was signed by Wenger on the same day as Patrick Viera back in 1996.


Alexandre Lacazette LyonSTAR MAN
Alexandre Lacazette
The versatile attacker stole the show in Ligue 1 last year and notched an impressive 27 goals to be the league’s top scorer. Notorious for his pace and flair in France, Lacazette can be a real handful for defenders.