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Wenger admits Arsenal push for lucrative overseas tour

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal want him to take the squad on an overseas summer tour.

Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City have all gone far afield on money-spinning trips to try and crack overseas markets and Wenger has always suggested it leaves players tired for the start of the season.

But Wenger, talking at a question and answer session for shareholders last night, said: "I am under pressure from the club to do it. But I want to start the season well. If it's just to make money then no. If for other reasons, then maybe yes.

"We are examining it, but not in a year when the Euros or World Cup years. International players, under FIFA rules, must have four weeks' holiday."

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