Arsenal Legends and Milan Glorie have announced their squads for the legends match at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, September 3 (kick-off at 2pm), which is raising money for The Arsenal Foundation.
In what promises to be a truly memorable event, a host of legends from both clubs have confirmed their participation in the 90-minute exhibition.
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With Arsène Wenger at the helm, alongside assistant coach Pat Rice, the Arsenal Legends squad is as follows:
Jens Lehmann, David Seaman, Martin Keown, Marc Overmars, Ray Parlour, Emmanuel Petit, Pascal Cygan, Gilberto, Nigel Winterburn, Kolo Toure, Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg, Sylvain Wiltord, Anders Limpar, Gilles Grimandi and Kanu.
Arsenal legend and Arsenal Foundation ambassador Robert Pires - who will pull on his famous No 7 shirt once again - said: “We are all very excited to be taking part in this match.
“To play in front of the Arsenal fans once again will be amazing. Playing alongside some of my old team-mates against a team of Milan legends will be very emotional. I’m so proud we’re raising funds for the great work of The Arsenal Foundation.”
As delighted as everyone is about so many Arsenal legends taking part, Thierry Henry, who was recently announced as assistant coach to the Belgium national team and Dennis Bergkamp, assistant manager at Ajax, are unable to participate.
Thierry said: “Sadly I will be unable to play in the Arsenal legends game due to my new commitments with the Belgium national team. I was looking forward to being reunited with the Arsenal fans, old friends and of course helping raise money for a worthwhile cause. I wish the boys every success and hope the team can secure a victory in my absence!”
Milan Glorie’s travelling squad, managed by Fabio Capello, will be as follows:
Christian Abbiati, Dida, Cafu, Paolo Maldini, Demetrio Albertini, Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Di Canio, Edgar Davids, Marcel Desailly, Daniele Massaro, Marco Simone, Angelo Carbone, Dario Simic, Giuseppe Favalli, Kakhaber Kaladze, Zvonimir Boban, Massimo Ambrosini, Stefano Eranio, Giuseppe Pancaro, Ibrahim Ba, Serginho and Christian Vieri.
Established in 2012, The Arsenal Foundation was founded during the club’s 125th anniversary to extend the club’s good work and reach a greater number of beneficiaries around the world.
The Arsenal Foundation funds a great number of projects which use the Arsenal name and the popularity of the game to reach disadvantaged young people. The most recent project in partnership with Save the Children saw the installation of two artificial football pitches in a camp in Iraq for internally displaced people.
For full ticket details, including price categories and details of concessions, please visit www.arsenal.com/legendsmatch
Players’ participation for both the ‘Arsenal Legends’ and ‘Milan Glorie’ teams is subject to personal availability on the day of the match.
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