Official Arsenal Announcement; New Addition to the Asia Tour

Some fans will do just about anything when it comes to
supporting their team, and that was evident in Vietnam on Monday when Arsenal
came to town.

The Gunners are currently on their summer tour of Asia, and
started their travels with a 7-0 win over an Indonesia XI in Jakarta in front
of a monumental crowd of 80,000 fans who were, ironically, cheering on the
Arsenal against their own national team.

However, one fan in particularly took following your club to
a whole new level.

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS REPRODUCED WITH THE KIND
PERMISSION OF THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT AT ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB, AS IT
APPEARED ON WWW.ARSENAL.COM – THANKS GUYS!

‘The
Running Man’ – Arsenal Asia Tour 2013

Arsenal,
who are currently in Vietnam on the second leg of their Asia Tour 2013, were
left in no doubt as to the commitment of their local supporters in Hanoi on
Monday.

The
Gunners’ team coach, which was en route to the One Pillar Pagoda in the centre
of the city, was followed for some five kilometers by a young fan later to
become known as the ‘Running Man’.

The
Vietnamese supporter maintained his pursuit of the coach, despite bumping into
trees and a lamp post along the way.

He eventually clambered aboard a motorbike, reached the coach door and boarded
the vehicle to a standing ovation from the Arsenal players.

Wojciech Szczesny recounts the tale in a special Arsenal Media Group video.

Arsenal
play the Vietnam national side in the
 My Dinh National Stadium on Wednesday, kick-off time 1pm (UK
time).

Ends.

Crazy right? If you have seen anything else like this before
or think you have spotted something that trumps this, then please leave a
comment below or tell us on Twitter.

Thanks again to Arsenal Football Club!

Matt Cotton


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