In pictures: Arsenal players dress up as Samurai Warriors and make sushi on pre-season tour in Japan
Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker wield swords on pre-season tour
Arsene Wenger's prime concern this summer has been to add some cutting edge to his Arsenal team.
But having failed to sign Gonzalo Higuain and falling short with a bid for Luis Suarez, the current playing staff have instead provided a cutting edge in a more literal sense.
In the crusade to saturate 'growth markets' (i.e. sell more shirts) football clubs will get their players to do just about anything for a photo opportunity.
Hot off the heals of Manchester United promoting tomato juice, various Arsenal players on the club's tour of Asia have been dressing up as Samurai Warriors and making Sushi.
Check out the images by CLICKING HERE as the Gunners in no way reinforce stereotypes about Japan.
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