Gunners announce Asian tour

The team will play two games, the first in Kuala Lumpur before
moving on to the Chinese city of Hangzhou. The Gunners will arrive
in Kuala Lumpur on July 11 and play a Malaysia XI in the Bukit
Jalil Stadium two days later. They will then play Chinese Super
League side Hangzhou GreenTown on July 16 at the Meihu Sports
Center in Yiwu City. Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis told club
website: “Everyone at Arsenal Football Club is excited to be
visiting both Malaysia and China. “The club has a tradition of
playing in Malaysia going back to the 1960s. This will be our
fourth visit to Malaysia, having last visited Kuala Lumpur in 1999.
We are also looking forward to returning to China, where we last
played a pre-season friendly in Beijing in 1995. “It will also be a
wonderful experience for the club and our players, many of whom
will be visiting Malaysia and China for the first time.” The
Gunners will also host the Emirates Cup on July 30 and 31 which
this year will feature New York Red Bulls, Paris Saint-Germain and
Boca Juniors.