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Wenger admits he was against Arsenal Far East tour

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident their first tour of the Far East will go off without a hitch.

Wenger admits he was against the idea of a lengthy trip at first but accepts that reaching supporters in the Far East is an opportunity that cannot be missed.

"I resisted for a long time but, as the Premier League becomes more and more a world league, it is important that we develop our fan bases," the Frenchman told arsenal.com.

"China is a massive country where football is developing. The Premier League is a world brand and you don't want to miss out in a country where you have so many potential fans.

"The organisation will be great, the hospitality will be great. People always try to help you out so I am not too worried about the aspects that you are usually worried about when you go on a long trip.

"The fact that I have worked in Japan and I have been to Malaysia and China, I know how well people want to do for you and so I am quite peaceful to go there."

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