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Arsene Wenger praises 'successful' pre-season tour

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has labelled the club's recent pre-season tour of the Far East a real-success and the Frenchman believes it has helped the club's image abroad and overseas.

The Gunners took part in four games during their pre-season tour and won all four of them scoring 19 goals along the way.

Wenger's men won 7-0 in Indonsesia, 7-1 in Vietnam and 3-1 and 2-1 in Japan before flying back to England on Saturday.

After their successful far-east tour, Wenger and his players will now prepare for the club's annual pre-season competition, The Emirates Cup, which takes place at the weekend as they welcome Napoli, Galatasaray and Porto to the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking to the club's official website, Wenger labelled the recent tour of the Far-East a great success and admitted that the tour will do the club's reputation and image wonders, especially with fans abroad.

“Everyone played well, and the youngsters who came with us did very well,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “We created plenty of chances in every single game, and that is very positive.

“With our combination play you can see that the players are used to playing together and it is just now a case of going back and recovering well.

“[Off the pitch] it has been unbelievable. When you think of Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan and how popular football - and Arsenal - is around the world, it is a great experience for the players to realise that. The fans are always enthusiastic and in a very positive way. It is a massive surprise to us.

“The targets were [two-fold]: one to have good preparation and two to give a great image of the club. I got congratulations from all the people I know here for the behaviour of the staff and the players. It is a great compliment.”

 

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