Football: Vietnamese fan chases Arsenal team bus, earns cheers from players

HANOI (AFP) - A Vietnamese football fan dubbed the "Running Man" chased Arsenal's team bus for five miles through the streets of Hanoi, before finally being invited on board to meet his heroes, the club's website said on Tuesday.

Footage on the site shows players cheering and chanting "Sign him up, sign him up" as the young man wearing an Arsenal jersey ran alongside the bus through the Vietnamese capital.

The video, which underlines the devotion for English Premier League clubs by Asian fans, then shows the fan appearing alongside the bus on the back of a motorbike - to loud laughter from the players.

The man, who is not named, is eventually invited aboard to pose for photographs with the Arsenal squad and has his shirt signed by manager Arsene Wenger.