You don’t have to tell us here at Arseblog News that Arsenal has a massive following down under.
Australian Gooners are a big part of the community, and no doubt many of them were today’s 2-0 win over Sydney FC, seeing goals from Per Mertesacker and Alexandre Lacazette in the process.
The 80,000 strong crowd were in good voice, drawing praise from Arsene Wenger after the game at his post-game press conference.
“I would just say, before we start, that we’re thankful to the crowd,” he said.
“There were 80,000 fans turning up for a game like that, we are very thankful and it shows how incredible sport is in Australia and how incredible the support we have here is.
“It is absolutely fantastic for us to see that. We haven’t come here for 40 years, so at least the players realise what support we have in Australia.”
The Gunners play another game on the tour, facing Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday before heading to China where we’ll play games against Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
Sadly the time in Australia is limited so a game against world renowned Crocodile Dundee United will have to wait until next time, although on their day off tomorrow the players will visit Aaron Ramsey Street to visit the set of Neighbours.