Arsenal set to host German and French giants at Emirates

Gunners confirm two pre-season friendlies at Emirates

Arsenal set to host German and French giants at Emirates

The Emirates will host top German side Bayer Leverkusen and French outfit Lyon

Arsenal confirmed two pre-season fixtures.

The Gunners are set to host two top European teams at the Emirates this summer as part of their preparations for the 2024-25 Premier League season.

The North Londoners revealed that Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen, and French Ligue 1 side Lyon will be visiting in August. 

The club said in a statement: "We’re delighted to announce two pre-season fixtures at Emirates Stadium as part of our preparations for the 2024-25 campaign.

"On Sunday, August 11 at 2pm, our men’s first team will welcome French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais in this year’s Emirates Cup.

"The Emirates Cup clash comes after the visit of Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Wednesday, August 7 at 6pm."

First staged in 2007, at the end of the Gunners first season at the new ground, this summer's event will be the 13th edition of the Emirates Cup.

Last August, Arsenal celebrated a penalty shootout victory over AS Monaco.

The two fixtures will follow on from Mikel Arteta's men’s tour to the United States, where Arsenal will play Manchester United at SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles and Liverpool at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia. 

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