For many of our squad this will be the first time they’ve represented the club in China.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of a select few for whom that will not be the case – and having experienced it before, Alex admitted that Chinese culture really caught his attention.
“I remember the fans were amazing,” Alex told Arsenal Player.” I think the fans all over Asia give us a really good welcome and China was no different to that. We had amazing support out there.
“We did some really interesting things, I did a bit of – I don’t know what martial arts it was – and just the whole culture in general was really interesting to see and it was good fun.
“I think we played Man City out there in the Birds Nest and I remember there was a big storm on the day so that was an interesting game. The whole experience was good but the weather was very hot and sticky, I remember that.”
“Tours are massive, any time with your teammates is valuable and you know, you bond with them. When you’re very far away from home in a different environment, different culture, I think you all learn and see different things together at the same time and it’s a fun time.”
Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.
Arsenal FC News Feed