07 Feb '12, 7am

#Arsenal may be coming to Asia, but they’re planning on giving Singapore a miss

LONDON - Arsenal intend to conduct a three stage Far Eastern tour this summer, in addition to the planned visit to Nigeria. The club are in the latter stages of negotiations to take the squad to Seoul, Beijing and Hong Kong, where they hope to play glamour friendlies and enjoy promotional events. Arsenal have not yet signed off the proposals but Arsene Wenger stands to be asked to take his players to the Far East towards the end of July, return to London for a short period and then travel to the Nigerian capital of Abuja. The 2012-13 Premier League season is scheduled to start on Aug 18, six days after the London Olympics finish. The current football season started one week earlier. If Arsenal finished fourth or fifth in the Premier League, their play-off ties in the Champions League or Europa League would not be until the end of August. There would be greater scope for a ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Sports/EDC120207-0000105/Arsen...

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