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.
“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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