Weekend Premier League friendlies: Arsenal v. Lyon, Liverpool v. Napoli

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The season is two weeks away and now is the time for Premier League clubs to truly ramp up the schedule and get the squad sorted out before the 2019/20 campaign begins.

Most notably, Arsenal meets French side Lyon in the Emirates Cup on Sunday, a one-off match between two clubs with ties to the airline company. Arsenal has two more friendlies after that, against Angers and Barcelona prior to their start to the season on August 11. Liverpool also has a Sunday match, taking on Serie A side Napoli in Scotland, although Mohamed Salah, Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino will all be absent as they return from extended summer breaks after international duty.

Everton plays a dual event in Mainz, Germany with a pair of friendlies on Saturday, first against Opel Cup host Bundesliga side Mainz followed by a match against La Liga club Sevilla, with each match 60 minutes in length. Leicester City also has a Saturday doubleheader with simultaneous trips to Rotherham and Stoke City with different squads making the trips.

Chelsea has a visit to Reading on Sunday, as Christian Pulisic gears up for his first season with the Blues, who have two more subsequent preseason fixtures to go against RB Salzburg and Borussia Monchengladbach. Manchester United wraps up its visit to Norway on Monday before its final preseason game against AC Milan in Cardiff next weekend.

The three newly promoted sides are all in action this weekend, as Norwich City visits Luton Town on Friday, while Saturday sees Aston Villa meet Charlton and Sheffield United travel to Barnsley.


West Brom v. Bournemouth
Preston North End v. Newcastle United
Luton Town v. Norwich City


Charlton v. Aston Villa
Brentford v. Bournemouth
Birmingham City v. Brighton & Hove Albion
Wigan Athletic v. Burnley
Bristol City v. Crystal Palace
v. Mainz
Everton v. Sevilla (Mainz, Germany)
Yokohama FM v. Manchester City
Barnsley v. Sheffield United
Queens Park Rangers v. Watford
Fulham v. West Ham United


Arsenal v. Lyon
Reading v. Chelsea
v. Napoli (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Feyenoord v. Southampton


Manchester United v. Kristiansund (Oslo, Norway)
Hibernian v. Newcastle United
Norwich City 
v. Atalanta