Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed that the squad cannot wait for this weekend's annual pre-season competition, The Emirates Cup, and admitted that they all missed taking part in it last season.
The Gunners have hosted the Emirates Cup for six years now, since it's introduction back in 2007 and they have welcomed teams like; Real Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan, but unfortunately the club couldn't host it last campaign because of the London 2012 Olympics.
However this year it is back and it takes place this weekend with Arsenal welcoming Napoli, Galatasaray and also Porto to the Emirates.
For those not familiar with the Emirates Cup, it is a two-day competition where each team plays twice, once on Saturday and once on Sunday and at the end the team with the most points wins the trophy, something which Arsenal have done on three occasions since introducing the cup back in 2007.
Midfield-maestro Jack Wilshere was first watched at one of the Emirates Cups a couple of seasons ago and he has revealed that the club love taking part in it as they believe it's a great competition for the fans to be able to watch.
Also the Englishman is expecting a tough couple of days this time around as they face Italian side Napoli and Turkish giants Galatasaray.
“We missed it last year,” he told Arsenal.com. “It seemed like something was missing from pre-season.
“It's a good cup and the fans love it. It's a chance to lift a trophy too and there are always good teams there. You get that good block of pre-season in and you build your fitness up ready for that.
“We've got Napoli and Galatasaray this year so it's going to be a test. That's when you really up your fitness.”
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