Arsenal are hosting a charity legends match against AC Milan today at Emirates Stadium to benefit The Arsenal Foundation. Here are all the details you need to follow along and watch greats from days gone by.
Can't make it to the ground? You can follow all the #ArsenalLegends action LIVE here https://t.co/6C1003dTKD— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 3, 2016
We know it's tough to choose just one but who are you most looking forward to watching today?#ArsenalLegends pic.twitter.com/ule8seKQ44— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 3, 2016
Here's how you can follow today's match...— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 3, 2016
Matchday Show at 1.30pm
➡️ https://t.co/6C1003dTKD pic.twitter.com/hu3gFUhu3u
Interested to know who’s playing? Well, here you go:
With Arsène Wenger at the helm, alongside assistant coach Pat Rice, the Arsenal Legends squad is as follows:
Jens Lehmann, David Seaman, Martin Keown, Marc Overmars, Ray Parlour, Emmanuel Petit, Pascal Cygan, Gilberto, Nigel Winterburn, Kolo Toure, Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg, Sylvain Wiltord, Anders Limpar, Gilles Grimandi and Kanu.
Unfortunately, Henry and Bergkamp are unavailable due to other commitments. Speaking to Arsenal dot com, Henry said:
“Sadly I will be unable to play in the Arsenal legends game due to my new commitments with the Belgium national team. I was looking forward to being reunited with the Arsenal fans, old friends and of course helping raise money for a worthwhile cause. I wish the boys every success and hope the team can secure a victory in my absence!”
Meanwhile, Milan are bringing along some greats of their own:
Milan Glorie’s travelling squad, managed by Fabio Capello, will be as follows:
Christian Abbiati, Dida, Cafu, Paolo Maldini, Demetrio Albertini, Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Di Canio, Edgar Davids, Marcel Desailly, Daniele Massaro, Marco Simone, Angelo Carbone, Dario Simic, Giuseppe Favalli, Kakhaber Kaladze, Zvonimir Boban, Massimo Ambrosini, Stefano Eranio, Giuseppe Pancaro, Ibrahim Ba, Serginho and Christian Vieri.
The Arsenal Foundation was founded in 2012 to “extend the club’s good work and reach a greater number of beneficiaries around the world.”