Arsenal have confirmed that the Emirates Cup will return this summer. The traditional pre-season tournament was cancelled last year because of the timing which clashed with the Olympic Games, but the club have announced that the tournament is set to play a part in the build-up to the new season.
According to a statement, “The competition will be staged over the weekend of Saturday 3rd August 2013 and Sunday 4th August 2013.
Including Arsenal, there will be four teams participating, with two matches on each day. The three other teams have not been confirmed yet and the Club hopes to publically confirm in the forthcoming weeks.”
There’s normally another Emirates sponsored team in the mix, so that could mean Hamburg, Olympiacos or AC Milan.
It adds to an already busy pre-season schedule with the club set for another Asian tour which will take in Japan, Indonesia and, for the first time, Vietnam.