Football: Arsenal positive after 'very difficult' tour
TOKYO, Japan (AFP) - Arsenal have gone home on a positive note after what manager Arsene Wenger called a "very difficult" pre-season Asian tour in sweltering temperatures.
The north London side returned home on Saturday and will play several more friendlies before their league opener against Aston Villa on Aug 17, but have yet to sign a big name in the summer transfer window.
"We are well advanced in our preparation," Wenger told Arsenal's website as he looked to the season ahead, but said it may take time to recover from the gruelling Asian tour.
"It depends now on how quickly we'll recover from that trip because it was very difficult," he said.