Thursday 09 May 2013
Arsenal will become the first Barclays Premier League team to play in Vietnam when they visit the country as part of their Asia tour this summer.
The first-team squad will play the Vietnam national team in the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Wednesday 17 July.
"Arsenal has so many loyal supporters in Asia and we are delighted to be visiting Vietnam in July to play a match in Hanoi," chief executive Ivan Gazidis told the club's website.
"Everyone at Arsenal is proud to be the first Premier League team to play a match in Vietnam"
"Everyone at Arsenal is proud to be the first Premier League team to play a match in Vietnam and to be spending time in this wonderful country.
"Arsene Wenger, the players and all the staff have hugely enjoyed our tours to Asia in the past two years, and we are all looking forward to visiting Vietnam as part of our Asia Tour 2013."
The match will be the second contest of Arsenal's Asia Tour and will take place three days after they play the Indonesia national team in Jakarta.
The Gunners will also play two matches in Japan, against Wenger's former club Nagoya Grampus on 22 July and Urawa Reds on 26 July.
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