Jack Wilshere believes playing in the heat and humidity in Asia will have long-term benefits on the Arsenal squad.
The England international made his second appearance of the Far East tour against Nagoya Grampus on Monday, completing 45 minutes in the 3-1 victory.
Wilshere was also given a 24-minute cameo as Arsenal beat Vietnam 7-1 last week and he feels that training and playing in different conditions will have an impact once the new season starts.
I got 45 minutes and I felt good so in the next game hopefully I'll get an hour and then get a full game in the Emirates CupJack Wilshere
“It's so tough," he said. "There's no air and you're struggling to breathe at times. It's going to help us when we get back to England.
“I've been doing a lot of power work when I wasn't able to do the fitness side of things. Power-wise, I'm at the same level as all the other players but fitness-wise I'm a bit behind. But it's coming.
“I got 45 minutes and I felt good so in the next game hopefully I'll get an hour and then get a full game in the Emirates Cup.
“We just had a three-day training camp and I think we needed that. We haven't done a lot of training over here. It was more travelling so we needed that three days. It was tough but we've come through it and we've come through the game as well.”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 23 Jul 2013