After Arsenal announced yesterday that they were exploring the possibility of playing a game in Vietnam this summer, a Vietnamese Football Federation official has said that an agreement has been made to do just that.
Nguyen Lan Trung told AFP, “The VFF and Arsenal Club have agreed to organise a friendly match at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on July 17.”
No formal deal has been signed but given there’s agreement between both sides this should be a matter of formality. Yesterday, Chief Commercial Officer, Tom Fox said, “Arsenal Football Club has so many loyal supporters all across Asia and we are delighted to be here in Vietnam discussing the possibility of playing a match in Hanoi in July.
“Initial negotiations have gone very well and we are hoping to announce developments on our pre-season tour activities in the near future.
“The Club and the players have hugely enjoyed successful pre-season visits to Asia in the past two years, and we are all looking forward to bringing the team to this region again this year.”
Arsenal have gone to Asia during pre-season for the last two years and with this game, a fixture in Jakarta, Indonesia in July, and a trip to Japan already tied up, fans in the far east will have another chance to see the team.
Thanks to @SiuFay for the heads-up