Gio van Bronckhorst says Arsenal can expect a warm welcome and a "crazy atmosphere" when they kick off their Asia Tour in Indonesia.
Arsène Wenger's squad land in Jakarta on Friday and face the Indonesia Dream Team at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on Sunday.
Former Gunner Van Bronckhorst has a deep Indonesian heritage - his grandparents were born there - and he thinks Arsenal's players will soon share his "special feeling" for the country.
The whole country wants to watch the team, so they can expect a bit of chaos and a big [number of] fansGiovanni van Bronckhorst
"They can expect a very warm welcome," Van Bronckhorst told Arsenal Player. "It's a big country which is mad about football, especially when the big teams come over from Europe.
"The whole country wants to watch the team, so they can expect a bit of chaos and a big [number of] fans. They all love the way we are playing in Europe, especially in England.
"Clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool are very famous so I think it's a very good thing for the Club to go there and see how people are thinking about football and for them [the fans] to see the players up close.
"Once it's full, the atmosphere [at the stadium] is very loud and very good. Holland just played a friendly against Indonesia a couple of weeks ago. The stadium was full and the people were going crazy. I think Arsenal can play a nice friendly with a good atmosphere.
"I've been in Jakarta for a couple of days not so long ago and it's a special feeling when you come back to your native country."Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 9 Jul 2013