Arsenal are in advanced negotiations about participating in next summer’s Barclays Premier League Asia Trophy.
According to Daily Mail, the Gunners will participate in the tournament as part of their preseason preparations. The tournament is held every two years and will probably be held in Singapore next summer, though the Premier League are yet to officially confirm the host nation.
Talks regarding Arsenal taking part in the four-team pre-season tournament are believed to be at an advanced stage. This is a massive marketing opportunity for Arsenal, since Asia is a massive market where football viewership is increasing exponentially. Also it will increase the profile of the club. Taking part in the competition is likely to form part of a wider summer tour of Asia for the Gunners.
South-east Asia is a regular destination for the north London club during their pre-season preparations.But owing to the World Cup, the club decided against a long summer tour earlier this year, instead opting for a four-day camp in New York City, USA.
The last Asia Trophy was won by Manchester City in 2013, who beat Sunderland in the final in Hong Kong – Tottenham and South China rounded out the four-team tournament.