Alexis happy to welcome Neymar to Emirates Stadium

Posted on Feb 9 2015 - 3:43pm by Staff Writer

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez will happily welcome good friend Neymar to the Emirates Stadium when Brazil take on Chile next month.

The international friendly on March 29th is a rematch of the World Cup last-16 tie between the two South American sides and will see the likes of Oscar, Philippe Coutinho, Arturo Vidal, Willian and others take part.

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal will also be on show, whilst Barcelona’s Neymar will be in action.

And, the former has spoken of his delight at welcoming his former team-mate to North London.

“I’m so excited and honoured to be playing for the national team of Chile, against our great rivals Brazil, in front of the incredible Arsenal fans at Emirates Stadium,” the 26-year-old told reporters.

“I also look forward to playing against my good friend Neymar and welcoming him and the rest of the Brazil team to Emirates Stadium in March.

“Matches between Brazil and Chile are always exciting encounters, and for me, to play this game at Emirates Stadium will make the match even more special.”