Arsenal have added a fourth fixture to their summer tour of the Far East with a showdown against the Vietnam national team set to take place in Hanoi on 17 July.
The Gunners will be the first Premier League side to play a friendly fixture in the country with Arsene Wenger’s squad strutting their stuff at the 40,000 capacity My Dinh National Stadium.
Speaking about the latest destination Ivan Gazidis revealed:
“Arsenal has so many loyal supporters in Asia and we are delighted to be visiting Vietnam in July to play a match in Hanoi. Everyone at Arsenal is proud to be the first Premier League team to play a match in Vietnam and to be spending time in this wonderful country.
“Arsène Wenger, the players and all the staff have hugely enjoyed our tours to Asia in the past two years, and we are all looking forward to visiting Vietnam as part of our Asia Tour 2013.”
Arsenal will play the Indonesian national team on 14 July in Jakarta before flying to Vietnam. They will then conclude the tour with two fixtures in Japan against Nagoya Grampus and Urawa Reds on 22 and 26 July respectively. Details of the forthcoming Emirates Cup, scheduled for the first weekend of August, are expected in due course.
Meanwhile Arsenal have confirmed that friendly games have been arranged for the Reserves against both Leyton Orient and Luton Town.