Napoli, Galatasaray, and Porto included in 2013 Emirates Cup

EBOUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE - Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

Stupid jokes about "trophies Arsenal can actually win" will abound, as the famed friendly cup returns after a year's absence.

Arsenal have revived the Emirates Cup preseason friendly tournament for 2013, after the Euro 2012 tournament forced it out of existence briefly prior to this season. The tournament will take place the weekend of August 3, with two games Saturday and two Sunday. Arsenal will play Napoli on the first day, then on Sunday will face Galatasaray. FC Porto will also take part.

The format is a little wonky, so if you've forgotten, I'll let the dotcom take it for a moment.

Teams will be awarded three points for a win and one point for a draw. The competition also rewards attacking play, with teams being awarded one point for each goal they score. In addition, shots on target will be taken into account and will be used to decide the tournament winners if teams are level on points and goal difference, with the winning team being presented with the Emirates Cup trophy after the second match on Sunday, August 4.

SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS EVERYBODY

Also of note is the Emirates Cup tradition of bringing home club legends. In 2011 (the last time there was one) it was Thierry Henry. This summer it will be Emmanuel Eboue.

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Eboue, literally the greatest.

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