Arsenal are touring this summer, to Asia and Scandinavia, and Arseblog News will have a correspondent there. He’s looking to meet up with other Arsenal fans to get a flavour of the atmosphere, the fun, the games, the chants, the banners about why we haven’t signed Higuain yet.
Please read the below carefully, and get in touch with him directly if you think you can help him out and show a fellow Gooner a good time locally. We’ll be carrying his reports on the site too, so all and any help would be greatly appreciated.
Some people go to great lengths to alleviate the crushing emptiness of a summer without Arsenal. Some devote their time to summer hobbies, like spending time with their families. Some throw themselves into their work. Some post endless links to a website that earns them 0.2p for each gullible fool that clicks on one.
And some, perhaps the most stupid of all, follow Arsenal half way round the world.
This summer I will be following Arsenal in Japan for the game against the mighty Nagoya Grampus. This will ll be followed by a short break to put in just enough hours to avoid compulsory redundancy before I head for Finland in August. As a lifelong Gooner and current season ticket holder, I’d be delighted to meet any Japanese or Finnish fans when I am in your respective countries to find out a bit more about your love of by far the most fiscally responsible team the world has ever seen (it’ll catch on) and to explain to you why Gervinho is actually just misunderstood.
Whilst my Finnish is shaky and my attempts at basic Japanese are best described as “culturally insensitive”, the international language of Arsenal Football Club unites us all.
Arseblog News will very kindly be sharing my incoherent ramblings with you during my travels, but if you would like to get in touch before then do contact me via Twitter (@PlNNERS [lower case L, no I) or via email at andrewcpinnington at gmail dot com.
My schedule is below – do get in touch.
July 20th – Arrive in Osaka, travelling to Kyoto for that night
July 21st – Kyoto
July 22nd – Kyoto, travelling to Toyota for the match
July 23rd – Kobe
July 24th – Kobe- Osaka then home
Aug 9th- 11th – Helsinki