Forget the internationals – Watch Arsenal v Real Madrid Legends live instead

Although there are quite a few Arsenal players involved in the international friendlies this week, I personally have very little enthusiasm for these games after just four games of the Premier League season.

But we can still watch the Arsenal on Saturday! Arsenal Legends are playing Real Madrid Legends at the Emirates. You can get tickets at the door, and for our Worldwide fans it is also being streamed live on Arsenal Player to all digital member (no cost to sign up). Kick off is at 2pm…

One of our legends, Robert Pires, will definitely be playing on Saturday, and he revealed that he was a Real Madrid fan as a child. He told “I’ve been a Madrid fan for a long, long time because my mum is Spanish and all of my family members follow Real Madrid,”

“Of course, my first idol was my Dad, but after that it was Michel, who was for me one of the best midfielders in the world.

“At this moment I said ‘Wow, this guy is very good and I want to be like him.’ I wanted to be a professional because Michel is very good and a very good example, so he used to play for Madrid and that’s why I’ve followed them for a long, long time.

“He was elegant on the field with very good technique, vision and ability with the ball. I said ‘Wow, I love this guy because he plays simple’ and I don’t know why, but the feeling with him is that he was very good and I said to my Mum, ‘Look, I want to be like Michel in a few years.’”

There are likely to be many other Arsenal stars like Emmanuel Petit, Ray Parlour, Gilberto, Lauren, David Seaman and Nicolas Anelka, and Kanu was the star when they last played…

So either get on down to the Emirates at Saturday lunchtime or get on to Arsenal Player in time for the 2pm KickOff….


  1. GunnerJack says:

    The UEFA Nations League and its accompanying friendlies look to be a complete waste of time.
    I hope they go completely unsupported and die a quick death. The sooner the better!

  2. Chiza says:

    Mislintat has Identified Ivorian Nicolas Pepe of lille as the left winger Emery needs…and it seems as if Emery is happy with him… Arsenal willing to go for him this winter.. But this is going to be an interesting deal because Lille rejected a bid of 35m from a club for pepe.. So I don’t know if arsenal are going to go higher than that..or maybe they would spread the fees across seasons or send a player on loan to them…..pepe looks a very good player,strong and skillful as you can expect from an African and he can score goals to.. But left to me if arsenal really want a left winger and are willing to pay a huge fee for one then they should better go for bailey!…….but mislintat knows best

    1. Nikhilesh Maiya says:

      We were also in for tunisian and nice winger bassem srarfi

      1. barryglik says:

        No I am sick of paying 20 plus
        millions to European clubs.
        They are robbing us blind.
        Laca 50m Auba 60m.
        Offer them Willock or Nelson in exchange
        and see how keen they are to do business.
        We should never bid more than
        the equivalent of 10 mill ever again for any player.
        Any way there are a million young pacy African players
        especially in France and England who we can get for peanuts.
        Our academy is full of African decent players.
        Already we have Iwobi Niles Nelson Nketiah Bola Tutu.
        Remember the big sign on the Emirates wall
        We don’t buy stars we make them..

  3. barryglik says:

    Legends footy is pitiful.
    As for the nations Cup
    I like the concept.
    Having 4 divisions does make sense.
    I wonder also though if this is UEFA’s way of
    softly introducing a 2 /3/4 Euro/World cup.
    I hope so.
    By having 4 divisions we can eliminate at least 60% of the qualifiers
    allowing for 9/10 week shorter season which could
    open the way for a March /November summer season
    aligning with the southern hemisphere season.

  4. Sue says:

    Why doesn’t Wrighty ever play in these?

  5. Kenny Rolfe says:

    Are you serious Barry, almost 3 months less football and a break from March to November. Am I reading your post properly because if I am you’re obviously not that interested in football. Maybe you want to extend the cricket season. As for the internationals, play them on a Thursday afternoon like they used to in the old days, the only people interested in international football are fans from the lower leagues and Tottenham supporters

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