Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce that it will become the first ever Premier League team to play a match in Vietnam, with the first-team squad visiting Hanoi in July as part of the Club’s pre-season Asia Tour 2013.

The Arsenal first team will play a match against the Vietnam national team in the 40,000 capacity My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on Wednesday, July 17 (kick-off 7.00pm local time).

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Arsenal has so many loyal supporters in Asia and we are delighted to be visiting Vietnam in July to play a match in Hanoi. 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. Arsène 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.”

Ticket details for the Vietnam match and further details regarding Arsenal’s Asia Tour 2013 will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Arsenal Football Club would like to take this opportunity to thank the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group and Eximbank for their organisation and support of the Club’s visit to Vietnam.

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