Arsenal football team see the sights of Dubai – on a hop on hop off bus!

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Even Premier League footballers can’t resist seeing the sights while they’re in the city…

They’re in the city for warm weather training and a mid-season friendly, but that didn’t stop some of Arsenal football teams brightest stars taking some time out to see the sights.

First team players Mesut Ozil, Bernd Leno, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Shkodran Mustafi were treated to a tour of Dubai, which saw them visit some of the city’s top attractions to make sure they got their best tourist snaps.

The four players were picked up on a hop on hop off City Sightseeing bus, making their first stop at the Dubai Frame. The players toured the spectacular structure, which opened in January 2018, where they stepped onto the glass bridge in the transparent viewing deck, and even showed off their fancy footwork to other visitors who were there.

The players also made pit stops at Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Canal during their sightseeing tour.

It’s been a busy few days for the Arsenal team, who also paid a visit to Zabeel Palace, upon invitation from HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai.

Arsenal FC will also be playing a mid-season friendly against Al-Nasr Dubai SC on Tuesday March 26. The match will kick off from 6pm, and will mark the formal opening of the newly built Al Maktoum Stadium.

Tickets for the match are on sale Platinumlist and onsite at Al Nasr’s Al Maktoum Stadium. Category three tickets are priced at Dhs100, while category two tickets cost Dhs150.

It’s been 43 years since the two teams last met back in 1976, when Arsenal beat the home team in a 3-1 victory.

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