Hong Kong calling for Gunners

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Arsenal will travel to Hong Kong on the second-leg of their summer tour of the Far East after the club confirmed a fixture against Kitchee SC. The match, which will be played at the Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday, July 29th comes just two days after the Gunners play Manchester City in Beijing.

It is not the first time Arsenal have played a game in Hong Kong, the club last travelled there in 1995, although it does represent the Gunners first appearance in the region since Britain returned its sovereignty to China.

Speaking about the fixture to the Arsenal website, Ivan Gazidis (no doubt, with pound signs in his eyes) remarked:

“It’s great that Arsenal Football Club is visiting Hong Kong again after 17 years.

“We have many followers in Hong Kong and it’s wonderful that these special fans will have an opportunity to see the first-team live in action.

“The match will follow on from our visit to Beijing, where we play Manchester City in the Bird’s Nest, and is another indication of Arsenal’s commitment to Asia.

“We’re all looking forward to visiting Hong Kong and playing Kitchee will provide the team with good preparation ahead of the 2012/13 season.”

It is expected that a third match in the Nigerian capital Abuja will be added to the schedule in the near future.

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ontheup
ontheup

Another reason why we need third place to avoid the extra CL game in August. The first being obviously that we’d finish above Sp*rs. Again.

COYG!

Naija Gunner
Naija Gunner

Bring them on….

Rectum Spectrum
Rectum Spectrum

Cha-ching

Artetics
Artetics

Come to Malaysia again, damn it!

Midfield Corporal
Midfield Corporal

Didn’t The Romford Pele get into some bother with a taxi driver there in 95?

AledoBren

Surely not?

SmokingGunner
SmokingGunner

He took the driver reaching for a tip as a sexual offering and it all got a bit messy.

Jasonissimo
Jasonissimo

Did you just “yadda, yadda” sex?

Jose Ozorio

That was when he was touring with the England team if I remember correctly. (maybe, maybenot). He threw Prawn crackers at a taxi driver, and also there was the infamous Teddy Sheringham picture in the dentist chair. HK is infamous for its drinking shenanigans…..

Runcorn Gooner
Runcorn Gooner

Time for a Chinese.My friend ordered a Number 5. That sounds good
I’ll have a 5-2. Groan Groan Twitch Twitch

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

Hong Kong? Sounds like a bunch of phooey

*gets coat*

Hucks
Hucks

Mate, you’re quicker than the human eye, you are.

Nick
Nick

More money for Gazidis.

Is that the stadium they’re playing in? It’s a beautiful setting and the pitch no doubt will be much better than the San Siro!

Wes Mantooth
Wes Mantooth

Would’ve been nice if they came to the US…

Midfield Corporal
Midfield Corporal

I’m surprised with our links to US football they haven’t. I guess they’re business men at the end of the day, and the Asian Market pays more. It’ll happen soon though.