Manchester City will meet fellow Premier League side West Ham in a glamour friendly at the 9,800-seat Laugardalsvöllur in Reykjavík, Iceland on August 4 it has been confirmed.
We will face @ManCity in Iceland in another stop on our pre-season European Tour! 🇮🇸#COYI #WeAreWestHam pic.twitter.com/Y1a6Qjwon4
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 14, 2017
News about this match first surfaced earlier in June and is now official, with West Ham revealing it as part of their pre-season schedule.
The initial plan was for City to play Arsenal, in a repeat of a friendly in Gothenburg, Sweden last June, but with Arsenal’s Community Shield commitments, it was decided that West Ham would replace them.
It will also mark a quick reunion with Man City of sorts for Pablo Zabaleta, who will line up for the Hammers against his former club.