Carl Jenkinson and Laurent Koscielny were among a group of eight Arsenal players who attended a fan party in Saitama on Thursday.

An excited crowd spent an hour in the players' company at the squad's hotel and were treated to a few surprises too.

After an opening Q&A, Jenkinson was encouraged to sing a song for the supporters. He obliged, leading a rendition of 'We Love You Arsenal, We Do!'.

A quiz followed, with Laurent Koscielny quick to raise his hand when the players were asked who scored the winning goal on the final day of last season at Newcastle.

The party ended with Jenkinson meeting a family of Jenkinsons from Australia but the biggest cheer was reserved for Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, who made a surprise appearance dressed as samurais.

Take a look at our picture gallery from Thursday's event.

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