24 May '11, 12pm

[CNA] Football: Arsenal to tour Malaysia, China

[CNA] Football: Arsenal to tour Malaysia, China

LONDON: Premier League giants Arsenal announced Tuesday they will play pre-season matches in Malaysia and China in July. The team will play two games, the first in Kuala Lumpur before moving on to China. 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 face Chinese Super League side Hangzhou GreenTown on July 16 in Yiwu City. Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis told Arsenal's official 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 t...

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