Arsène Wenger says the Club’s pre-season tour of Asia has been a complete success.

Arsenal’s week-long stay in the Far East came to an end on Saturday night with Carlos Vela’s first-half strike earning the Gunners a 1-1 draw with Hangzhou Greentown.

Speaking after the game at the Meihu Stadium and before flying back to London, Wenger also confirmed that everyone came through the game injury-free.

“How much Arsenal are loved here in Asia and how much the Premier League has penetrated Asia [has been positive],” he said.

“In China and Malaysia we are starting to become really popular so that is a positive sign. We have had a good experience as a team together.

“There is a big potential for fans here and that is the main reason why English teams come here.”

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16 Jul 2011