Inaugural Women’s Emirates Cup launched

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For the first time in its 12-year history, the Emirates Cup will play host to two of the best women’s teams in the world this summer.

Arsenal Women will take centre stage at Emirates Stadium for the showpiece pre-season event on July 28. They will face Champions League semi-finalists Bayern Munich to compete for the inaugural Women’s Emirates Cup.

The Women’s Super League champions will kick-start the two-match day, with a 12.30pm kick off against the German giants.

Unai Emery’s men will then face Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais in their only pre-season match at Emirates Stadium, kick off at 3.15pm.

Managing Director Vinai Venkatesham said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the return of the Emirates Cup in a new format in July. Supporters will have the first chance to see both our women’s and men’s teams play at Emirates Stadium on the same day before the start of the new season. We are particularly thrilled that the schedule has allowed us to feature our highly successful women’s team as part of this event.”

Fans will be able to enjoy the two matches, with one ticket giving access to both matches with tickets priced from only £25 for adults and £12 for concessions.

Full ticket detail can be found at arsenal.com/tickets.