Search

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger excited by Manchester City test

09:31 24 July 2012

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Picture credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Picture credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Gunners take on the Citizens at the Bird’s Nest Stadium, Beijing

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is relishing the test of taking on Manchester City in China.

The Premier League giants face each other on July 27 at the Bird’s Nest Stadium, venue of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

“There will be players of exceptional quality on both teams and I hope the match will be a great spectacle for our supporters in Beijing,” Wenger told China Daily.

“Manchester City is a team we know very well, of course. They have top players in every position and they are Premier League champions, so we know that they will provide us with a very good test.

“We beat each other 1-0 at home in the league last year, so it will be well balanced, and we both like to play football, so it should be a good game.

!Both sides will be working toward the start of the season on August 18, so I cannot guarantee that the game will be played at absolute Premier League pace, but it will be competitive and I hope it will be an exciting night for fans that don’t normally have the opportunity to see their team play live.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Theo Walcott celebrates scoring for Arsenal (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Theo Walcott scored the only goal as Arsenal beat Wolfsburg to win the Emirates Cup for the first time in five years - with Petr Cech keeping a clean sheet on his first appearance at his new home.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Jeff Reine-Adelaide of Arsenal in action (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger says he will not send Jeff Reine-Adelaide out on loan this season as the youngster must develop at Arsenal.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Olivier Giroud (second right) celebrates scoring Arsenal's first goal against Lyon in the Emirates Cup.

Arsenal racked up the biggest win in Emirates Cup history as they began the two-day pre-season tournament in style by thrashing Lyon 6-0.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Arsenal Ladies manager Pedro Martinez Losa. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Arsenal Ladies boss Pedro Martinez Losa anticipates a difficult test when his side take on Notts County in the Women’s Super League on Sunday (2pm).

Most read sport

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder