Arsenal vs Benfica 29/7/2017
After a tour of the Asia-Pacific, Arsenal are back in their comfort zone for the annual Emirates Cup. New signing Alexandre Lacazette may have gone a little bit quiet, but this will be a perfect opportunity for the French striker to introduce himself to the home fans. Alexis Sanchez went into full training last Sunday but won’t be available for this opener, which put his future at the club in more doubt. Manwhile, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers and Jack Wilshere (back from a loan at Bournemouth) are also back in training. Benfica have had a topsy-turvy pre-season so far, with losses to unfancied Young Boys and Hull. In between that, they toiled to a 2-1 win over Real Betis.