Pictures: Arsenal travel to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo

Arsenal have kicked off their pre-season tour with a visit to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Alex Iwobi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock got to meet some of Australia’s wildlife on Wednesday afternoon, including Koalas, wallabies and emus.

The lads all got a chance to take pictures with the animals and even feed them. Although Elneny certainly looked as if he was keeping his distance from that wallaby.

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Arsenal face Sydney FC on Thursday with the match set to kick off at 8pm local time (11am UK time) and then Western Sydney Wanderers two days later on 15 July. The kick off is at the same time.

After that, the Gunners will head to China where they’ll play Bayern Munich and Chelsea.