The Arsenal vs Galatasaray Emirates Cup match will be this Sunday, August 4, 2013 (8:20 AM Pacific) at the Emirates Stadium. This friendly match is part of the two-day Emirates Cup which is made of 4 teams; Galatasaray, Arsenal, Napoli, and Porto. In their first match, Arsenal tied Napoli 2-2, while Galatasaray defeated Porto 1-0.
Arsenal will be host to the Turkish league champions in what will be the last match of the short Emirates Cup tournament. In their first match against Napoli, Arsenal finished the first half losing by a margin of 2-0. Considering the team was using mostly starters, it shows that the Gunners are still in poor form with less than 3 weeks left until the season begins. Sunday’s match will be played one day after the game against Napoli, therefore it is very likely that coach Arsene Wenger will be cautious, and will most likely use an alternate squad.
Arsenal vs Galatasaray Prediction
The Arsenal vs Galatasaray match will be a good preseason match between two clubs that have a rivalry that dates back to the UEFA Cup 2000 final. Nonetheless, both sides will use alternate or mixed starting lineups, as they played on Saturday: one day prior to this match. Arsenal is pressured to earn a victory as fans are anxious for the team to gain top form. This pressure partly arises because Arsenal has not been successful in making any big signings this summer. The Arsenal vs Galatasaray match will end in a 3-2 win for the Gunners.
Arsenal vs Galatasaray TV Schedule
The Arsenal vs Galatasaray Emirates Cup friendly will be televised this Sunday, August 4, 2013 on ESPN Deportes at 8:20 AM Pacific.