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Arsenal cope with gruelling heat in Shanghai as preseason tour hits China

Arsenal cope with gruelling heat in Shanghai as preseason tour hits China
From ESPN - July 17, 2017

SHANGHAI -- Arsenal were doing double training sessions in sweltering heat in Shanghai on Monday for a sweaty start to the China leg of their preseason tour.

Arsene Wenger's side arrived in Shanghai late on Sunday after a 10-hour flight from Sydney, ahead of playing Bayern Munich on Wednesday before flying to Beijing for a friendly against Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Despite the scorching temperatures in the city, which were set to reach 35 degrees Celsius during the day, Wenger seemed intent on making the most of the trip by immediately putting his players through gruelling morning and afternoon sessions.

It left the Arsenal squad looking for some inventive ways to cool off, with Theo Walcott posting a picture of himself taking a bath in what looked like a rubbish bin.

A Very Hot Morning!#ArsenalinShanghaipic.twitter.com/lXm7ZzDpQK

Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) July 17, 2017

The club's photographer also posted photos showing the players being put through their paces in the sweltering temperatures.

A few pictures from a very hot morning training session in Shanghai. #arsenal #afc #preseason pic.twitter.com/SVyyquVLoJ

Stuart MacFarlane (@Stuart_PhotoAFC) July 17, 2017

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