Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh has rated the recent pre-season tour of Asia as a good experience for the squad.

The Gunners are back in North London after their trip to Malaysia, China and then Germany and the Moroccan was very impressed by what occurred in Asia.

"I think it was a good, new experience for the entire squad," he told the club's official website.

"It was surprising to see the number of fans Arsenal have over there and I think it proved to us what a big club this is - people across the world demand that you do well.

"For us it was good to spend time in a different culture, while the supporters could watch us in matches and training, and see a lot of the club."

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