Arsenal to play Real Madrid twice this year

Posted on Mar 20 2018 - 6:34pm by admin

Arsenal and Real Madrid will stage two legends matches this year, to raise money for charity.

Real Madrid will host Arsenal’s legends at the Santiago Bernabeu on June 3, before the teams face each other again at the Emirates on September 8.

The money realized from ticket sales will go to the clubs’ respective foundations.

Arsenal said their side for the games is expected to include former “Invincibles” Robert Pires, Sol Campbell, Freddie Ljungberg, Gilberto Silva and Lauren, with Tomas Rosicky also set to play.

Madrid’s team will include legends like Raul Gonzalez, Roberto Carlos and Xabi Alonso.

“This double-header against Real Madrid will help us use football and the Arsenal name to reach more young people around the world,” Arsenal said in a statement.

Speaking at an event at which he announced the matches, Real president Florentino Perez said: “Today we welcome another great player from European and world football.

“For Real Madrid it’s an honour to be able to celebrate this charitable footballing event with the historic Arsenal. A club friend, legendary, with a magnificent record and, above all, a club with values that emanate from the sport.”

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