Wed, 13 Jul 2011

Van Persie Excited About China Visit

ENGLAND - Arsenal fly to China on Thursday for the second leg of their pre-season tour of Asia and Robin van Persie is expecting another warm welcome. 

Arsene Wenger's side saw off a Malaysia XI on Wednesday night to bring to an end an enjoyable first half of their week-long stay in the Far East. 

Van Persie and the rest of the squad now head north for a friendly against Hangzhou Greentown on Saturday and the Dutch forward is looking forward to meeting Arsenal's fans in China. 

"I hope [they will have] the same enthusiasm" Van Persie told Arsenal Player. "Hopefully we can do similar stuff there and see how the fans feel. 

"China is a very big country and they have a lot of Arsenal fans so we are looking forward to it." 

[This article is also available at 
Arsenal FC Official Website.] 

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