Arsenal have landed in China and wasted no time getting stuck in to a bunch of weird pre-season duties.

Since most of pre-season is about PR, every year the Arsenal players are asked to do weird stuff that you can’t help but imagine must make them think, “I didn’t sign up for this s**t”.

After the Gunners visited Sydney for the first time in 40 years where they faced Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers, they flew to China where they’ll play Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

The players and staff were greeted with a rapturous reception when they landed at the airport, which you can see in the video above.

Around the same time, Arsenal’s official Facebook page dropped a video obviously filmed well in advance of several players, including Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, rowing a boat.

Mesut in particular seemed to take the role pretty seriously.

Six first team players, including Alexandre Lacazette, were also roped into kung fu lessons at a massive fan party.

Arsenal Pre Season Tour kung fu
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Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny and Laurent Koscielny went to taste some tea.

Arsenal Pre Season Tour tea tasting 2
Image: Arsenal FC
Arsenal Pre Season Tour tea tasting
Image: Arsenal FC

It’s good to see the lads getting stuck in.

Arsenal face Bayern on Wednesday at 12:20pm and Chelsea on Saturday 22 July at 12:40pm.