Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Arsenal confirm pre-season date with Sevilla

The Emirates Cup will return this summer as a one-game affair with Sevilla invited to face Arsenal on 30 July.

Launched in 2007, the original format of the Emirates Cup saw the Gunners and three other sides play two matches each over the course of a weekend. There were nine editions up to 2017 – the last time Sevilla featured – but it’s since lost momentum with the focus shifting to lucrative tours further afield.

In 2019, both the men and women played one-off games against Lyon and Bayern Munich respectively before the pandemic forced another two-year hiatus.

The showdown with Sevilla – billed as an opportunity to pay respects to Jose Antonio Reyes – is the fourth pre-season friendly to be confirmed by Arsenal, who will start preparations for the 2022/23 season in Germany before playing Everton, Orlando City and Chelsea in the United States.

“We’re delighted to have the Emirates Cup back on our pre-season schedule,” Mikel Arteta told

“Our fans have been magnificent this season. They’ve created such a strong connection with the team and it will be great to kick off a new season in front of our home supporters.

“Our pre-season schedule is shaping up nicely with some good games against strong opposition. The match against Sevilla will be a big test for us and it will be a great occasion for our fans.”

Arsenal confirmed pre-season fixtures

Arsenal vs Everton
16 July
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore

Arsenal vs Orlando City
20 July
Exploria Stadium, Orlando

Arsenal vs Chelsea
23 July
Camping World Stadium, Orlando

Arsenal vs Sevilla
30 July
Emirates Stadium

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What is the purpose of this tournament? We are not competitive enough. I am sure we will loose of all our matches.

Brendan Rodgers' self-portrait

Did you by chance read the article?

Man Manny

I don’t think so. We’ll tighten our defence.




Leaving aside the issue that pre-season friendlies only matter for building up match fitness and probably generating revenue, why do so many people on the internet find it so hard to spell lose?, I’m not trying to be snarky, I’m genuinely baffled.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

We also have a preseason friendly against Everton this Sunday.


Whey-hey!! 😂👍

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