Day three of Arsenal's tour to California was certainly full on.
As they did on day two, Arsenal began the morning by training in the California heat. Local media were invited to watch the end of the session, with players including Gedion Zelalem and Hector Bellerin stopping to speak to the press.
After lunch, the team split up to take part in numerous activities.
Granit Xhaka, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Calum Chambers, Gedion Zelalem, Kieran Gibbs and Hector Bellerin - as well as Freddie Ljungberg - thrilled supporters by making a surprise visit at a fan party. Arsenal’s new signing was serenaded to a new song - to the tune of Frere Jacques.
Chris Willock and Chuba Akpom took part in our Rapid Fire interview for YouTube. You can see the results on our channel soon, and find out which player has the best chat up lines, who would win a Royal Rumble among the Arsenal squad and who is the worst player to sit next to on the plane.
Emi Martinez, Krystian Bielik and Rob Holding got their heads around the world of virtual reality with STRIVR, a local VR company. They were able to go inside defending drills, try their hand at hitting home runs and face off in an ice hockey goalie experience
Meanwhile, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Joel Campbell, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina visited The Tech Museum of Innovation - testing technology that measured their reactions, muscle tension, mood and excitement levels.
Alex Iwobi, Nacho Monreal and Francis Coquelin took part in an MLS digital activation, the highlight of which was the latter’s reaction to scoring a last-minute goal while playing a video game. You can view his hilarious celebration on our Snapchat account: OfficialAFC.
As early evening approached, it was time for the players to get back on the training pitch. The squad held their second session of the day in the afternoon, with attention turning to Thursday’s MLS-All Star match at Avaya Stadium.
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