Arsenal players try hadouken meme

Asia Tour 2013 - Hadouken

Arsenal's players have been getting in the mood for July's visit to Japan with a very unusual photoshoot at the Club's training ground.

Thomas Vermaelen, Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin and Nacho Monreal made alternative use of the indoor hall, creating some dramatic images and learning about the newest internet craze.

The hadouken meme took hold in Japan earlier this year. It is an internet trend in the same vein as 'planking' or the 'Harlem Shake'.

The idea is simple. To create spoof pictures in which a central character throws pretend balls of lightning at their friends, who in turn pretend to be blown away. As you can see the players jumped at the chance to get involved.

Scroll down this page for pictures from Arsenal's hadouken shoot.

But we also want you to get involved too.

Please create your own hadouken pictures and send them to us via our Facebook wall or tweet them to @Arsenal. We'll republish some of our favourites.

There is only one rule - one of you must be wearing something Arsenal-related (eg shirt, hat, scarf).

Arsenal will face Arsène Wenger's former club Nagoya Grampus as part of the Asia Tour 2013 on Monday, July 22 at the 45,000-capacity Toyota Stadium.

The tour then concludes with a match in the Saitama Stadium, when Arsenal face the Urawa Reds in Saitama on Friday, July 26.

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