Imps To Host Gunners In Friendly

Last updated : 27 April 2009 By Gary Hutchinson

Lincoln City have announced that they will play Arsenal in a pre-season friendly at Sincil Bank on 20 July.

The match will form part of the Imps' 125th anniversary celebrations.

As Woolwich Arsenal the Gunners were the first Football League visitors to Sincil Bank in September 1895 shortly after City moved there from John O'Gaunts.

Chairman Steff Wright told local radio: "As part of our celebrations we wanted an appropriate line-up for our pre-season."

It is the third member of the current 'Big Five' to visit Sincil Bank in succesive seasons after Liverpool came two years ago, and Aston Villa last pre season.