Arsenal to face Indonesia on pre-season Asia trip

In November the Gunners disclosed plans to visit Jakarta during the summer and have now confirmed they will be playing a match at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on July 14

Arsenal have confirmed they will face the Indonesia national team in a pre-season friendly when they visit Jakarta as part of their tour of Asia.

The club announced in November that plans for a third trip to Asia in as many years had been made following the highly successful excursions to China and Malaysia in 2011 and 2012 in which they played matches in each country, as well as taking part in activities with supporters from both countries.

The Gunners will now return to Indonesia for the first time since 1983 and will take on the national side in a friendly at the 88,000 capacity Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on July 14.

The north London side also revealed last month that they will pay a visit to Japan to lock horns with Arsene Wenger’s former club Nagoya Grampus Eight at the Toyota Stadium on July 22.

Wenger led the J-League outfit to two trophies during a successful 18-month period in charge before he joined Arsenal, while it will also mark the first match the Gunners have played in Japan since an end-of-season tour in 1968.

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