Sunderland have accepted an invitation to play in this season's Amsterdam Tournament.
One of the most prestigious pre-season tournaments in Europe, Arsenal have won the last two events.
But The Gunners will not be returning this year and Sunderland have accepted an invite to take part.
As well as hosts Ajax - Portuguese giants Benfica and Spaniards Atletico Madrid make up the four-team line-up.
Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn was delighted to accept the invitation.
"This is a very prestigious tournament and it's fantastic for the club to be involved," he said.