If the previous day's tour hero for the Vietnamese fans was Running Man, Wednesday's was Tran Manh Dung - who scored the consolation goal for the national team in Arsenal's big win in Hanoi.

Try telling the locals it was just a consolation though. Dung was even booked for celebrating his goal which made it 7-1 - the referee obviously deeming the first ever goal scored against a Premier League team in this country not worthy of excessive glee.

Jack plays through the rain in Hanoi
Jack plays through the rain in Hanoi

But the strike ensured everyone in the packed My Dinh Stadium went home happy. They had earlier seen Olivier Giroud score a first-half hat-trick - taking his tour tally to five in just 65 minutes on the pitch - before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chuba Akpom (two) and Ignasi Miquel got on the scoresheet in the second half. Added to the seven goals against the Indonesia All Stars on Sunday, the Gunners have now scored more goals on this trip than in the previous two Asia Tours combined.

But this tour is about so much more than the football; Wednesday's match brought an end to three eventful, action-packed days in Hanoi.

Lukas with the 'Running Man'
Lukas with the 'Running Man'

One of the highlights of Arsenal's historic trip to Vietnam was undoubtedly the story of 'Running Man', and he was a man in demand throughout Wednesday. Real name Tien, he has become an instant celebrity in Vietnam - and beyond - and he spent the day conducting interviews and appearing on television across the country before meeting the players again before the match.

While he was keeping busy, the squad had a relaxing day at the team hotel, resting and preparing for the second match of pre-season.

After the final whistle, which came during a monumental downpour, it was straight on to the bus, bound for the airport and a five-hour flight to Nagoya, Japan. The third Asian country Arsenal have visited in less than a week.

The Vietnamese leg of the 2013 tour was a huge success both on and off the pitch. Japan has a lot to live up to...

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Josh James 18 Jul 2013