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.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 16 Jul 2011