Football: Arsenal stars Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang and Cech looking forward to meeting fans at ICC tourney

Arsenal stars Henrikh Mkhitaryan (left) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will also be re-united with their former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel.
Arsenal stars Henrikh Mkhitaryan (left) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will also be re-united with their former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel.PHOTOS: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - It will be a reunion of sorts for managers and players at the 2018 International Champions Cup (ICC) at the National Stadium in Singapore in July.

Arsenal fans will get a first look at Unai Emery's Gunners since the Spaniard replaced Arsene Wenger as manager.

The English Premier League side will take on Diego Simeone's Europa League champions Atletico Madrid on July 26 - a repeat of the semi-final which Atletico won - before facing French giants Paris Saint-Germain on July 28.

Arsenal stars Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will also be re-united with their former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel, who replaced Emery at PSG.

The last match of the ICC on July 30 will see Atletico take on PSG.

Mkhitaryan is eyeing a fruitful outing in Singapore, which serves as part of their pre-season preparations for the new EPL season in August.

The 29-year-old Armenian said in a press release yesterday: "I'm excited to play in Singapore this summer because it's a good opportunity to see which level we are going to be (at) during the pre-season and of course to play against strong opponents.

"It's going to be very interesting and I'm looking forward to it."

His team-mate and goalkeeper Petr Cech is looking forward to coming back to Singapore.

"The thing that made me excited to play in Singapore is our fan base over there," said the 36-year-old veteran.

"I played already in Singapore with Arsenal and I can see how much the game means to our supporters there.

"This time, we are playing against big opponents, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, so I think the excitement will show in the stadium and I'm looking forward to the games."

Tickets for the 2018 International Champions Cup start from $28 and are available at www.sportshub.com.sg, Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office, The Star Theatre Box Office, Scotts Square Concierge and all SingPost outlets.

For more information, visit www.internationalchampionscup.sg