Arsenal–OL: First episode of an English trilogy (Sunday, 4:15 pm CET)
OL's preseason preparation will take on a slightly more British feel beginning this Sunday. After previous friendlies against Servette Geneva (1-2) of Switzerland and Italy's Genoa (3-4), Sylvinho and company are set to face three straight Premier League opponents ahead of their August 9 opening day clash at Monaco.
Before facing reigning European champions Liverpool in Geneva, followed by Bournemouth, Lyon will do battle with Arsenal - 5th last season the league and Europa League finalists - in the Emirates Cup. The Gunners have looked strong this summer, with victories over Colorado Rapids, Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and a draw against Real Madrid.
Alexandre Lacazette, who scored a penalty against the Merengues, is expected to take part in what should be a special match for the Olympique Lyonnais legend. Our former star striker could also cross paths with our newest signing Joachim Andersen, who is slated to make his Lyon debut at the Emirates Stadium.