Arsenal and Sevilla to Honour ANTONIO REYES During Emirates Cup match on Saturday

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In honour of former player Jose Antonio Reyes, Arsenal and Sevilla will both pay tribute to him before and during their Emirates Cup match on Saturday.

At the age of just 35, Reyes perished in an automobile accident in June 2019.

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Arsenal and Sevilla to Honour ANTONIO REYES During Emirates Cup match on Saturday
Reyes in Arsenal colors

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Before the game begins, there will be a minute of appreciation for Reyes, and managers Mikel Arteta and Julen Lopetegui will trade shirts with the name and numbers of the teams he played for.

The large screens at Emirates Stadium will show a video, and Francisco Reyes will be in the directors’ box.

Arsenal and Sevilla to Honour ANTONIO REYES During Emirates Cup match on Saturday
Reyes with Europa trophy during stint at Sevilla

There are plans for a minute of applause in the ninth minute to honor the number he wore at Arsenal, and the man of the match trophy has been named in his honor.

Reyes began his football career with his hometown club Sevilla, where he made his professional debut at the age of 16. After four and a half seasons in the first team, he moved to Arsenal, where he played in the second half of the ‘Invincibles’ campaign in 2003/04.

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The Spaniard played a key role in Arsenal’s run to the Champions League final in 2006 before joining Real Madrid on loan for the 2006/07 season. The following year, he signed a permanent contract with Atletico Madrid.

Reyes returned to Sevilla in the middle of the2011/12 season after spending four and a half years in Andalusia. 

He finished his playing career at Espanyol, Cordoba, Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard, and Extremadura.

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