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Club launches Asia Tour Facebook app

Arsenal Football Club has launched a Facebook application ‘Show your Arsenal Passion’ which will provide supporters and football fans in each of the destinations of the Asia Tour 2013 this summer with content and the opportunity to attend activity in the Far East. Daily news and weekly competitions will be posted for supporters to like, comment on and share across Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan. Each time a supporter interacts with activity on the Facebook application by liking, sharing or commenting on a post they receive points for their country. The location that engages most with the application will give a participating supporter the chance to win a trip to the UK to watch Arsenal play at Emirates Stadium.

Weekly prizes up for grabs will include VIP tickets to watch the team play in each of the countries; offer supporters the chance to attend an event with the first team and also win signed Arsenal items. News updates will also give fans information on how to purchase tickets to see the Gunners in action this summer.

Former Arsenal player Freddie Ljungberg will be visiting each of the countries in early June in an ambassadorial role to raise awareness of the Club’s tour and build excitement with some activity in Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Tokyo and Saitama.

The Swedish legend will meet supporters in each city who can win the chance to attend events through competitions on the ‘Show Your Arsenal Passion’ Facebook application.

The Asia Tour 2013 will see the Club play against the Indonesian national team on Sunday, July 14at the 88,000 capacity Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. The Gunners then head to Hanoi to play the Vietnamese national team in the 40,000 capacity My Dinh National Stadium on Wednesday, July 17.

The Asia Tour will also see the first team play in Japan for the first time in more than 40 years, when they play against Arsène Wenger’s former club, Nagoya Grampus, at the 45,000 capacity Toyota Stadium on Monday, July 22. The tour will end in the Saitama Stadium, when Arsenal face the Urawa Reds on Friday, July 26.

Supporters can keep up to date with news around the tour by visiting www.arsenal.com/asiatour2013 and through official Twitter feeds @OfficialAFC_ID, @OfficialAFC_JP and @OfficialAFC_VN which will all carry information in Bahasa, Japanese and Vietnamese respectively.

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