About Emirates Cup
Emirates Cup History, Format, Organization, Media Coverage
The Emirates Cup is a pre-season invitational football tournament hosted by the English Premier League club Arsenal. It was founded in 2007 and is named after the club's main sponsor, Emirates. Arsenal won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2007. It was hosted across two days.
A modification in 2019 led to the introduction of the one-day format for the Emirates Cup. In the old arrangement, Arsenal challenged for the trophy alongside three other teams. Each team featured in two games, and the side with the most wins was adjudged the champion.
This has since been scrapped and replaced with a new structure that features both Arsenal men and women. The two sides play a single game alongside a selected team. The winner of each game is crowned as the champion.
The 2019 edition saw Arsenal women compete for the first time in the competition's history. However, both the men and women's team missed out on the title to Lyon and Bayern Munich women, respectively.