Arsenal have three partner clubs across the world: Hoang Anh Gia Lai in Vietnam, Thailand Premier League outfit BEC Tero Sasana and MLS side Colorado Rapids.
The 2010 Vietnamese season is underway, which means a return for Arsenal.com's regular Partner Watch feature, where we keep a track on our partner clubs' fortunes.
Khanh Hoa 4-2 Hoang Anh Gia Lai
Sunday, January 31
Hoang Anh Gia Lai began their V-League season with disappointment as they suffered a 4-2 defeat at Khanh Hoa on Sunday. Arsenal's Vietnamese partners finished last season in sixth place. They ended 13 points short of the title in Vietnam's top flight, though they did manage to bag seven away goals on the final day of the season in late August. Last term Hoang Anh Gia Lai conceded 45 goals during the season. Only bottom club Thanh Hoa shipped more; 68 goals went past their keeper in 26 fixtures.