Arsenal could face Arsene Wenger’s former side Nagoya Grampus as part of this summer’s tour of the Far East.
The Gunners have already announced a fixture against the Indonesian national team in Jakarta and are now reportedly in discussions with the J-League side about a match on 23 July.
Arsenal were eyeing a visit to Japan in 2011 but postponed plans in the aftermath of the Tsunami of March that year which tragically claimed so many lives. They subsequently sent the Ladies first team squad to the country on an 11-day Charity Tour to consolidate links with the club’s burgeoning fanbase.
An executive at Nagoya is quoted as saying, “We have talked about this. It is currently under review,” while an Arsenal source has confirmed that the game is “under consideration.”
In addition to being an exciting trip to the land of Inamoto and Miyaichi, the match would also represent an intriguing showdown between Arsene Wenger, who managed Nagoya for one year in the mid-nineties, and Dragan Stojkovic, the player he signed for the club and whom on more than one occasion the Frenchman has tipped to be his successor at the Emirates.
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