Tuesday 29 January 2013

Arsenal confirm summer tour dates in Jakarta

First visit in 30 years to country will include match against Indonesian national team

Arsenal fans from Indonesia watched the team in Malaysia last summer

Arsenal have confirmed details of their pre-season tour to Indonesia this summer.

The club’s first trip to the country in 30 years will incorporate a two-day visit from 13 July and include an exhibition match against the Indonesian national team at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta.

"We look forward to giving our loyal fans the chance to see their heroes in action"
Tom Fox

Arsenal's chief commercial officer Tom Fox, who joined Indonesian officials and tour promoters in Jakarta on Tuesday, January 29 to unveil the plans, spoke of the Club's excitement ahead of the trip.

"We know that Arsenal enjoys fantastic support in Indonesia, with over 1.3 million fans connected to us by Facebook alone, and we look forward to giving our loyal fans the chance to see their heroes in action," said Arsenal's chief commercial officer Tom Fox on a visit to Jakarta.

Arsenal said they are working on plans for further fixtures in Asia this summer. The club played in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Beijing last summer.

Premierleague.com will bring you all the news of clubs’ pre-season tours as they are announced.

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Key Points

  • Arsenal confirm dates for their summer visit of Indonesia
  • It will be the club's first trip there in 30 years
  • Arsene Wenger's side will play the Indonesia national team in Jakarta
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