Malaysia XI v Arsenal - Match Preview

24 July 2012 11:31
Kuala Lumpur, July 24, 2012

KO: 2:45 PM BST/9:45 AM EDT/6:45 AM PDT

Arsenal start their pre-season tour of Asia with a fixture against Malaysia XI.

The Malaysia XI team will mainly consist of Malaysian national team players, a team ranked 157th in the world.

Young forward Benik Afobe is hoping to play and Ryo Miyaichi, who spent the second half of last season on loan with Bolton, should also play some part.  

Abou Diaby is fit for the Gunners, while Craig Eastmond, Francis Coquelin, Kyle Bartley, Ignasi Miquel and Nico Yennaris could all feature.

The Gunners will of course be without Robin van Persie.

The Dutch forward has been left out of the squad for the tour of Asia and is set to leave the club.

Source: DSG

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