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.