- Title: VIETNAM: FOOTBALL/SOCCER: Arsenal players delight Vietnamese fans
- Date: 16th July 2013
- Summary: HANOI,VIETNAM (JULY16, 2013) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF NGUYEN DINH CHIEU SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND ARSENAL POSTER READING 'SPORT IS GREAT BRITAIN' VARIOUS OF ARSENAL ACADEMY PLAYER DAMIAN MARTINEZ TRAINING WITH AN IMPAIRED VISION GOALKEEPER TRAINING SESSION CROWD OF FANS MARTINEZ WATCHING ARSENAL ACADEMY PLAYER IGNASI MIGUEL TRAINING WITH CHILDREN MARTINEZ PUTTING ON A BLINDFOLD VARIOUS OF MATCH CHILD SCORING A GOAL MARTINEZ LOOKING SURPRISED ANOTHER GOAL CHILDREN WATCHING THE MATCH VARIOUS OF ARSENAL ACADEMY PLAYERS IGNASI MIQUEL AND DAMIAN MARTINEZ GIVING FOOTBALLS TO CHILDREN ARSENAL GOALKEEPER LUKASZ FABIANSKI AND PLAYER LAURENT KOSCIELNY WALKING PLAYERS TRAINING. KOSCIELNY AND SERGE GNABRY WATCHING VARIOUS OF TRAINING VARIOUS OF GNABRY, KOSCIELNY AND FABIANSKI TAKING PICTURES WITH PLAYERS FROM ARSENAL'S LOCAL ACADEMY ARSENAL'S TRAINING SESSION AT MY DINH NATIONAL STADIUM VARIOUS OF CROWD ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE WENGER WALKING OUT TO THE PITCH SAGNA AND ROSICKY VARIOUS OF ARSENAL PLAYERS WARMING UP VARIOUS OF ARSENAL'S TRAINING MATCH CHEERING CROWD TRAINING MATCH
- Embargoed: 31st July 2013 13:00
- Location: Vietnam
- Country: Vietnam
- Topics: Sports
- Reuters ID: LVA8224RC8JBMTOANN9R4DTLFPK5
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- Story Text: Arsenal coaches had to split their squad into small groups to satisfy all their Vietnamese fans in Hanoi on Tuesday (July 16).
Arsenal academy players Ignasi Miquel and Damian Martinez spent their afternoon at Nguyen Dinh Chieu, a school for the blind and visually impaired.
The two players were blindfolded and took part in an exhibition match between children's teams from the school using a ball with a bell.
Afterwards the Arsenal players signed footballs for the children.
Goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski, Serge Gnabry and Laurent Koscielny played street football with young players from Arsenal's local partner academy. Arsenal is actively looking for talent from Asian countries in the hope that, once in a while, someone like winger Ryo Miyaichi will come along to add strength to the Gunners.
Close to 20,000 Vietnamese fans flocked to My Dinh National Stadium to see Arsenal train for tomorrow's match with Vietnam.
Manager Arsene Wenger received a deafening round of applause while winger Theo Walcott was cheered by the crowd every time he got the ball.
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