Signal Iduna Park and the adjacent Stadion Rote Erde will host the PUMA Youth Cup this August, a joint-venture between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, who coincidentally face each other in the UEFA Supercup at the end of the month.
Two separate competitions will be held over 11-12 and 15-16 August, both feature BVB U19 and Arsenal U18. Also invited are Ajax U19 and Bordeaux U19 (11-12 August), and Montpellier U19 and AS Roma U20 (15-16 August).
The club will also welcome Manchester United Reserves in a Friendly on 24 August.
11 AUGUST 1A. Dortmund U19 v. Ajax U19 1B. Bordeaux U19 v. Arsenal U18 12 AUGUST Final: Winner 1A v. Winner 1B P/Off: Loser 1A v. Loser 1B ------------------------------------ 15 AUGUST 2A. Dortmund U19 v. AS Roma U20 2B. Arsenal U18 v. Montpellier U19 16 AUGUST Final: Winner 2A v. Winner 2B P/Off: Loser 2A v. Loser 2B
Arsenal’s youngsters are held in high-regard, having won the English U18 Cup for the past two seasons, while Montpellier won the French U19 equivalent this year too. Ajax’s academy is legendary, and last season’s U19 side won their league.