Arsenal are in the process of concluding plans for a pre-season trip to Nigeria
Last month, Arsenal officials visited Nigeria to inspect facilities. They also met with officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to discuss the tour that is scheduled for July.
On Friday, organisers DanJan Sports and Arsenal officials met at the Emirates Stadium to finalise details.
Arsenal’s marketing director Angus Kinnear gave an update on the plans:
“Everything is right on track. Nigeria will happen. We had a successful meeting and covered a lot of ground.
“It’s very important to get the right message across to the fans in West Africa and the entire continent.
“There is a strong desire to connect with our fans in Africa and the first step starts in Nigeria.”
DanJan Sports in 2008 brought two other English clubs, Manchester United and Portsmouth, to the Nigerian capital Abuja for pre-season friendly.
Arsenal FC traditionally hosts an annual pre-season Emirates Cup at the Emirates Stadium, which they postponed due to the 2012 Olympics to be held in London.