Wenger - Why I love the Emirates Cup

Down the years the Emirates Cup has provided some truly memorable moments, from Thierry Henry’s return with New York Red Bulls to Alex Iwobi’s first Arsenal goal.

Arsene Wenger is a big fan of the pre-season competition, which returns this weekend when we face Benfica on Saturday and then Sevilla on Sunday, and says that he “missed it” when it had a year off last season.

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“I am excited because I find it is always a good way to greet your fans ahead of the new season in a relaxed atmosphere,” he told Arsenal Player. 

“[There is] less pressure and everyone can enjoy it and look at the young players coming up and the new players coming in. 

“It is a great two days, I missed it last year - I am very happy to have it back again as I was very sad we couldn’t organise it last year.”

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