Arsenal positive after 'very difficult' Asian tour

The Gunners won all four of their Asian tour matches, although they struggled in the final match against J-League side Urawa Reds on Friday, squeezing a 2-1 victory. Arsene Wenger enforced an intense training camp in Japan, with two tough sessions a day in temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius.

updated: July 28, 2013 09:56 IST
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Tokyo: Arsenal have gone home on a positive note after what manager Arsene Wenger called a "very difficult" pre-season Asian tour in sweltering temperatures.

The north London side returned home on Saturday and will play several more friendlies before their league opener against Aston Villa on August 17, but have yet to sign a big name in the summer transfer window.

"We are well advanced in our preparation," Wenger told Arsenal's website as he looked to the season ahead, but said it may take time to recover from the gruelling Asian tour.

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