Arsène Wenger is fulfilling a “dream” by visiting Vietnam and would happily return to the Asian country.

The Arsenal manager arrived in the early hours of Monday morning following the 7-0 victory over an Indonesia Dream Team which completed the first leg of the Club’s pre-season tour.

I have strong relations with this country from when I was still in France as a child

Arsène Wenger

The team will spend the next two days in the former French colony, culminating with a game against the national team on Wednesday. And it seems this particular journey was always a personal target.

“It was one of my dreams to visit Vietnam,” he said. “I have strong relations with this country from when I was still in France as a child.

"I heard only positive things about Vietnam and, from the impression I have got here, I would be happy to come back.

“We have a big fanbase in Asia that we want to develop. It is a good opportunity to show the values we care about, also to become well-known and loved everywhere.

"It is about the development of Arsenal as a world club and, of course, that is very important.”

Copyright 2014 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 Richard Clarke 15 Jul 2013