The Arsenal touring party made the five-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hangzhou on Thursday morning as their week-long tour of Asia entered its second phase.
Having beaten Malaysia XI 4-0 on Wednesday, the Gunners look good bets to make it two wins out of two in the final leg of their eastern excursion when they take on Hangzhou Greentown tomorrow.
Of the two Arsenal players involved in protracted transfer sagas this summer, only one has made it on tour.
Barcelona target Cesc Fabregas has been left out through injury but the much-coveted Samir Nasri is in the squad.
He came off the bench for the final quarter of the match against Malaysia XI, which also featured the likes of Theo Walcott, Carlos Vela and new signing Carl Jenkinson.
While the Frenchman sparkled throughout his brief cameo, a number of lesser lights had already made eye-catching contributions.
In particular, Aaron Ramsey grabbed the chance to prove to those watching that he is ready to step into Fabregas’ shoes should the club captain move back to Catalonia.
The Welsh midfielder scored the opener for Arsenal before setting up Walcott to double the Gunners’ advantage and was at the hub of his side’s fluent attacking moves.
Given the form they showed against Malaysia XI, it is unlikely Arsenal will be troubled by their next opponents.
Like Arsene Wenger’s side, Hangzhou Greentown finished fourth in their last completed domestic league, although against markedly inferior opposition.
With this in mind, it would be difficult to look further than an Arsenal win at odds of 9/50 in bwin’s football betting market.
Indeed, the likelihood is that the Gunners will run riot in Hangzhou, with the chance of there being more than 3.5 goals in the game priced at evens.
Another bet likely to reap dividends is on Arsenal to keep a clean sheet, with odds of 4/5 available on one or more of the teams failing to score in the match.
However, those who are looking for bigger returns could bank on there being an upset, perhaps caused by a disjointed Arsenal display brought on by the proliferation of substitutions which are a feature of most friendlies.
In this case, the best bet could be found in bwin’s double chance market, where odds on the match to end in either a win for Hangzhou Greentown or a draw are 29/10.
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