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 LyonnaisManager: Hubert FournierClub Colours: White with blue and red trim shirts, white with blue and red trim shorts and white with blue and red trim socksNickname: 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 MANAlexandre LacazetteThe 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.