Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is looking forward to their Asian preseason tour.

The England forward is part of the Gunners squad heading to Asia to take part in matches, training sessions and events in Malaysia, China and Hong Kong.

"I am dead excited - it is great to see the fans," Walcott told Arsenal Player. "It means lot to them because they never really get to see us in person.

"As players we get to see a different side to the game, seeing fans who may never be able to come to Emirates. It makes their dreams come true and that is what we want to do.

"They love the Club so much, they love the players and they want to be close to us. They're proper fans and all want the Club to do well. It is fantastic for us to see another side of it."