Picture special: Emirates Soccer Clinic

Japan Soccer Clinic

The sun came out to greet Arsenal as the Asia Tour 2013 continued with a series of events on day one of the Club's stay in Nagoya.

Six players - led by vice-captain Mikel Arteta - attended an Emirates Soccer Clinic on an astroturf pitch about 20 minutes from the team's base.

There were some sleepy eyes among Arsenal's travelling party following an overnight flight from Vietnam, but the players threw themselves into the action with 60 youngsters aged from nine to 14.

There was plenty of talent on show, so much so that Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski teamed up to take on around 20 youngsters - and just sneaked a 2-1 win!

The players posed for a group photograph after the coaching session and a signing session brought a successful event to a close.

Take a look at our picture gallery of the Emirates Soccer Clinic.

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