Arsenal to play Man City in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest

Arsenal will play Manchester City on the day of the London
Olympics opening ceremony – in the main 2008 Beijing Games

The Premier League rivals’ friendly match in the Bird’s Nest
will kick off on July 27 at 8 p.m., which will be lunchtime in

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis says it is ”fitting that
two English clubs are playing each other on the opening day of the
London 2012 Olympics, in the stadium which hosted Beijing 2008
Olympic Games.”

The opening ceremony in the London Olympic Stadium will get
under way from 20:12 local time.