Arsenal are set to take on Benfica in the Emirates Cup (pre-season tournament) to be played at the Emirates Stadium on 29th and 30th July 2017. Arsenal vs Benfica will be played on Saturday, 29th July and will be starting at around 16:30 uk time and ArsenalTV will have live coverage of the game. The winner of this game will play the winner of RB Leipzig vs Sevilla game tomorrow and we will have live coverage and match highlights of both games right here on this page.
Team News & Preview: Emirates Cup has been a regular fixture since Arsenal’s move to new stadium away from Highbury but last year Emirates Cup was not played and it returns with four team pre-season event this time around. Arsenal invited Benfica, RB Leipzig and Sevilla for this year’s event and four matches will be played in two days on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Starting with the opening game between Arsenal vs Benfica and that RB Leipzig vs Sevilla. Winners of both games will contest the final while losing teams play each other on Sunday.
Arsenal has toured Asia and Australia which has been a successful one in terms of global appeal for Arsenal. Around 80,000 people watched Arsenal game in Australia and now Wenger will be hoping to have his team ready for the start of the season which kicks off with traditional curtain raiser Community Shield against Chelsea 1 week before the premier league begins.
Arsenal will be playing in the Europa League this season and Wenger is hopeful of a better showing that what they have done over the last few years in Champions League. Benfica are a good European side with loads of talented players in their ranks and should give Arsenal a good game.
The game will be broadcasted live on Quest LIVE in the UK while ESPN will carry live coverage in the US. However if you don’t have access to live action of this game, you can always tune in here for live stream links plus full match highlights after the game is over.