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Arsenal announce pre-season match in Jakarta

Arsenal have announced that the side will travel to Indonesia for the first time since 1982 and will take part in an exhibition match in Jakarta against the Indonesian National Team at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium.

Speaking about the trip, Tom Fox, Arsenal’s chief commercial officer, said

“Everyone at Arsenal, the players, Arsène Wenger and all the backroom staff are looking forward to coming to Indonesia after 31 years away. We know that Arsenal enjoys fantastic support in Indonesia, with over 1.3 million fans connected to us by Facebook alone, and we look forward to giving our loyal fans the chance to see their heroes in action. We are also looking forward to learning more about the country’s rich culture and history.”

The visit will take place between 13th and 14th July and the Preisdent of M-Pro Sports and Entertainment, Raja Sapta Oktohari added

“We know Arsenal has tremendous support in Indonesia and we really want to bring this legendary club close to the fans in the country. Many may have thought this was impossible but football lovers in Indonesia certainly do not want to miss the opportunity to meet the stars of Arsenal and see firsthand their expertise in playing the beautiful game.”

Further fixtures in Asia are also being planned.

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