By Giuseppe Muro

Johan Djourou is enjoying a change of scenery this summer.

Thousands of fans turned out in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday to watch an open training session and the enthusiasm of the Malaysian public has certainly made an impression on the Swiss defender.

The euphoria in the Far East is a new experience for Djourou and the Arsenal players who, for the past ten years, have travelled to Austria for their pre-season training camp.

"It's different to go so far away and to see so much passion as they show here,” he told Arsenal Player. “To see Malaysia is great.

“It's good to have a different environment for the team and for the supporters as well. We are enjoying it.”

The full interview with Johan is now available on Arsenal Player. He discusses: pre-season training, the weather in Asia, his fitness and the shape of the squad.

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