Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg arrived to China on May 8, to meet Chinese football fans and represent the club at public appearances.
The Arsenal ambassador will visit Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Shanghai during the six-day visit before returning to the UK.
As part of Arsenal’s continued commitment to its supporters in China, the club is giving fans a chance to get up close and personal with one of the finest midfielders to ever wear the Gunners’ red and white kit.
I am very excited to meet the Gooners in China. I have heard they are very passionate and know everything about the clubFreddie Ljungberg
In his eight seasons with Arsenal, Freddie won two Premier League titles (2002 and 2004) and three FA Cups (2002, 2003 and 2005). Freddie earned his place in the history books in 2004 by being a member of the ‘Invincibles’, when Arsenal went unbeaten for the entirety of the Premier League season.
Upon arriving in Hong Kong, Freddie attended an Arsenal Soccer School press conference before heading to a fan party where he met 250 Hong Kong fans all able to share their love for the north London club.
On Friday, Freddie will head to Shenzhen to meet with club partner Huawei’s employees, before transferring to Guangzhou. Freddie’s time in Guangzhou will conclude with another fan party.
The Asia trip will conclude with two days in Shanghai, where the former Sweden international will meet a third group of supporters before being shown the sights and sounds of the cultural metropolis.
Freddie said: “My affinity with Arsenal started back in 1998, and I am delighted to still have a strong connection with the club which will always have a firm place in my heart.
“The club has such amazing support and the fans are the best around. I know that Arsenal has great support around the world and I am very excited to meet the Gooners in China. I have heard they are very passionate and know everything about the club.”