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Arsenal Legends set to host return fixture against Real Madrid Legends at the Emirates after Bernabeu date

PUBLISHED: 16:06 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:13 19 March 2018

Arsenal Legends are set to play Real Madrid twice this year. Credit Arsenal FC

Arsenal Legends are set to play Real Madrid twice this year. Credit Arsenal FC

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A day after we revealed an Arsenal Legends side would take on a Real Madrid side at the Bernabeu this summer it has been confirmed there will be a return match later this year at the Emirates.

An Arsenal legends team hase been confirmed to play Real Madrid legends in June. Kanu scored a treble the last time an Arsenal legends side played - in a 4-2 win against AC Milan Glorie in 2016. (Kanu shown scoring against Barcelona in 1999. Image: Sean Dempsey/PAAn Arsenal legends team hase been confirmed to play Real Madrid legends in June. Kanu scored a treble the last time an Arsenal legends side played - in a 4-2 win against AC Milan Glorie in 2016. (Kanu shown scoring against Barcelona in 1999. Image: Sean Dempsey/PA

A team of Gunners legends will now take Real greats home and away this year, in aid of both clubs’ charitable foundations.

Arsenal travel to the Santiago Bernabeu for the first game on Sunday, June 3 with the sides playing in North London in a second match on Saturday, September 8, kick-off 2pm.

Robert Pires was in Madrid on Monday to announce the games.

The Gunners great is set to play alongside fellow Invincibles Freddie Ljungberg, Gilberto Silva, Ray Parlour, Sol Campbell and Lauren.

Tomas Rosicky is also set to take part in both legs, together with a host of star names.

Roberto Carlos, Xabi Alonso and Raul are among the players due to feature for Real Madrid Legends.

The match in Spain will be played in aid of Real Madrid’s Foundation, with the return match in aid of The Arsenal Foundation.

Arsenal’s first legends match against AC Milan Glorie in 2016 helped to raise £1million to build football pitches around north London and internationally – with the eagerly awaited double-header against Real set to help the Arsenal Foundation reach more young people around the world.


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