Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce that the first-team squad will once again be travelling to Malaysia to play a match in Kuala Lumpur in July.
The Gunners will be visiting for the second consecutive year, following their successful summer Asia tour in July 2011, during which the Club played matches in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Hangzhou, China.
After arriving in Kuala Lumpur, the first-team squad will take part in an open training session in the Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, on Monday, July 23, an event which was attended by over 30,000 people last year.
On Tuesday, July 24, Arsenal will play a match against a Malaysia XI, once again in the Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, kick off 9.45pm local time.
The visit to Malaysia is the first leg of Arsenal’s 2012 Tour. After the match in Kuala Lumpur, the Gunners will be travelling to China to play against Manchester City in Beijing on Friday, July 27. The team will then visit Hong Kong for a match against Kitchee FC on Sunday, July 29.
Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Further to the overwhelming success of our visit to Kuala Lumpur in 2011, everyone associated with Arsenal is very excited to once again be visiting Malaysia this year.
“We are delighted that our many loyal fans in Malaysia and neighbouring regions will again have the chance to see their team in action live. We had a fantastic time in Malaysia last year and we are all looking forward to visiting this great country and meeting its wonderful people again in July.”
Ticket details and travel options for supporters wishing to attend the match in Kuala Lumpur will feature soon on Arsenal.com, together with any developments and news regarding Arsenal’s summer pre-season schedule.
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