by Nia Griffiths

The Arsenal squad have taken flight set to embark on their tour of Asia.

The first stop is Singapore ahead of facing Singapore Select XI in the Barclays Asia Trophy. Also set to take part in the tournament are Premier League teams Stoke City and Everton.

Missing from the squad is forward Alexis Sanchez who only recently won the Copa America trophy with his national team, Chile, and is therefore still resting before his return.

The official website released pictures of the squad getting ready for their long haul flight and the Twitter account also tweeted: