Arsenal returns to Hong Kong after 17 years


LONDON (AP) -- Arsenal will play in Hong Kong for the first time in 17 years during its preseason tour of Asia this year.

The Gunners will play Hong Kong champions Kitchee FC at the Hong Kong Stadium on July 29, two days after playing Manchester City in Beijing's Olympic Stadium.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis says "we have many followers in Hong Kong and it's wonderful that these special fans will have an opportunity to see the first team live in action."