Emirates Cup 2017 line-up confirmed

Emirates Cup 2017

 We are delighted to announce that the Emirates Cup is returning this pre-season and will be held on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30.

Joining us at Emirates Stadium for this summer's pre-season tournament will be current Portuguese champions Benfica, Europa League winners in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Sevilla; and RB Leipzig, who have been hugely impressive during their first season in the Bundesliga.

This will be the ninth staging of the Emirates Cup, which has been a regular in the club's pre-season schedule since moving to Emirates Stadium.

As with the previous Emirates Cup tournaments, fans will enjoy two matches each on both Saturday and Sunday, with one ticket giving access to both matches on a particular day.

The kick-off times on both days are 2pm and 4.20pm, with tickets priced from only £25 for adults and £12 for concessions for each day.

Members will be offered a priority window within which they can buy tickets for the Emirates Cup 2017.

Platinum and Gold Members can buy their own seats from Thursday, May 11, and will also have the opportunity to buy another ticket anywhere in the stadium from Thursday, May 18.

Silver Members can purchase from Friday, May 19 and Red Members can purchase from Monday, May 22.

Full ticket information can be found here.

The Emirates Cup 2017 kicks-off at 2pm on Saturday, July 29 with RB Leipzig taking on Sevilla FC, Arsenal then face SL Benfica at 4.20pm.

On Sunday, July 30, RB Leipzig play SL Benfica at 2pm, before we bring the tournament to a close against Sevilla FC, which kicks off at 4.20pm.

Teams will be awarded three points for a win and one point for a draw. The competition also rewards attacking play, with teams being awarded one point for each goal they score.

In addition, shots on target will be taken into account and will be used to decide the tournament winners if teams are level on points and goal difference, with the winning team being presented with the Emirates Cup trophy after the second match on Sunday, July 30.



Mikel Arteta lifts the Emirates Cup

Mikel Arteta lifts the Emirates Cup

Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said: "We’re all delighted to once again be hosting the Emirates Cup this summer. Every year we have staged the competition, the Emirates Cup has been hugely successful and a thoroughly enjoyable weekend of football.

"Benfica, Sevilla and Leipzig are three strong clubs, with good players, who will not only hopefully produce some exciting football, but also provide us with high quality preparation ahead of the new season."

Emirates Divisional Senior Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand, Boutros Boutros added: "The Emirates Cup continues to be a key part of our long-term partnership with Arsenal Football Club. We’re really looking forward to the return of the competition in July, which has always been a great way for the Arsenal team to prepare for the start of the new season and also for the fans to enjoy two days of high quality pre-season football at Emirates Stadium. We’re once again proud to be supporting this great weekend of football."

Emirates Cup 2017 match schedule:

Saturday, July 29, 2017
RB Leipzig v Sevilla FC – 2pm kick off
Arsenal v SL Benfica – 4.20pm kick off

Sunday, July 30, 2017
RB Leipzig v SL Benfica – 2pm kick off
Arsenal v Sevilla FC – 4.20pm kick off




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