Date: 26th April 2017 at 1:06pm
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Arsenal have today confirmed the pre season opponents for the 2017 Emirates Cup.

The mini pre season warm up tournament will take place on Saturday July 29 and Sunday July 30 this year and joining us will be Portuguese champions Benfica, Sevilla and RB Leipzig.

It will be the ninth edition of the annual mini cup and each day will again see two matches with one ticket giving full access to each day.

Kick off times are set for 2pm and 4.20pm and daily tickets are priced at £25 and £12 for concessions on each day. Club members have a priority window for purchase and Platinum and Gold Members can buy their own seats from Thursday May 11 and they can also purchase another ticket anywhere in the stadium from Thursday May 18.

Silver members can purchase from Friday May 19 with Red members following on Monday May 22.

The schedule for the weekend reads.

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

It’s three points for a win and one for a draw with an additional point awarded based on the number of goals scored by a aide. The tournament will also take into account attacking play as shots on target will decide the winners if sides are level on points.

Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis told the Official Site.

‘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.’

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