Arsenal were granted a warm welcome in Hanoi as the Gunners' tour moved from on Indonesia on to Vietnam.

First-teamers donned traditional Vietnamese headgear as hundreds of fans greeted them at the airport.

Arsenal thrashed the Indonesian Dream Team 7-0 at the weekend to get their pre-season preparations off to a winning and convincing start.

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Wojciech Szczęsny and Theo Walcott don their new headgear


There was also little cause for concern about Jack Wilshere's absence on Sunday. Arsène Wenger confirmed the midfielder sat out the game with "a touch of flu".

This is Wilshere's first full pre-season in three years and the Gunners could be heavily dependent on the 21-year-old next season.

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Frenchmen Giroud and Koscielny seem pleased with their new hats


Wilshere could face the Vietnamese national team on Wednesday.

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    Local Vietnamese football fans pose with a portrait of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (C) as they wait for the arrival of team players at the VIP gate of Hanoi's international Noi Bai airport early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Local Vietnamese football fans cheer as England's Arsenal players leave the VIP gate on a bus (R) at Hanoi's international Noi Bai airport early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Local Vietnamese football fans cheer as England's Arsenal players leave the VIP gate on a bus (C) at Hanoi's international Noi Bai airport early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Local Vietnamese football fans cheer as they wait for the arrival of England's Arsenal players at the VIP gate of Hanoi's international Noi Bai airport early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Local Vietnamese football fans hold a portrait of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (top C) as they wait for the arrival of team players at the VIP gate of Hanoi's international Noi Bai airport early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Local Vietnamese football fans gather and cheer as England's Arsenal players leave the VIP gate on a bus at Hanoi's international Noi Bai airport early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Local Vietnamese football fans cheer as they wait for the arrival of England's Arsenal players at the VIP gate of Hanoi's international Noi Bai airport early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Local Vietnamese football fans wait for the arrival of England's Arsenal players at the VIP gate of Hanoi's international Noi Bai airport early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Local Vietnamese football fans gather and cheer as England's Arsenal players leave the VIP gate on a bus (L) at Hanoi's international Noi Bai airport early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Local Vietnamese football fans drive to Hanoi's international airport Noi Bai to welcome the arrival of the England's Arsenal players early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Local Vietnamese football fans hold a portrait of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (L) as they wait for the arrival of team players at the VIP gate of Hanoi's international Noi Bai airport early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    English Premier League team Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (C) is mobbed by a crowd as he signs autographs for fans after attending a press conference in Hanoi on July 15, 2013. The team arrived from Indonesia where it blew away the Indonesia Dream Team 7-0 at the start of their Asian tour. The Guners will play a friendly match against Vietnam's national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    English Premier League team Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (C) is mobbed by a crowd as he signs autographs for fans after attending a press conference in Hanoi on July 15, 2013. The team arrived from Indonesia where it blew away the Indonesia Dream Team 7-0 at the start of their Asian tour. The Guners will play a friendly match against Vietnam's national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    English Premier League team Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (C) is mobbed by a crowd as he signs autographs for fans after attending a press conference in Hanoi on July 15, 2013. The team arrived from Indonesia where it blew away the Indonesia Dream Team 7-0 at the start of their Asian tour. The Guners will play a friendly match against Vietnam's national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    English Premier League team Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (C) is mobbed by a crowd as he signs autographs for fans after attending a press conference in Hanoi on July 15, 2013. The team arrived from Indonesia where it blew away the Indonesia Dream Team 7-0 at the start of their Asian tour. The Guners will play a friendly match against Vietnam's national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    English Premier League team Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (C), flanked by Arsenal players Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (1st L) and Mikel Arteta (2nd L), poses with Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) Vice Chairman Le Hung Dung (2nd R) and Doan Nguyen Duc, Chairman of Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Group, at the end of a press conference in Hanoi on July 15, 2013. The team arrived here from Indonesia where it blew away the Indonesia Dream Team 7-0 at the start of their Asian tour. The Guners will play a friendly match against Vietnam's national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Local Vietnamese football fans cheer as England's Arsenal players leave the VIP gate on a bus (C) at Hanoi's international Noi Bai airport early on July 15, 2013. The Gunners will become the first Premier League team to play in Vietnam in a friendly match against the national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    English Premier League team Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger addresses a press conference in Hanoi on July 15, 2013. The team arrived here from Indonesia where it blew away the Indonesia Dream Team 7-0 at the start of their Asian tour. The Guners will play a friendly match against Vietnam's national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    English Premier League team Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger takes his seat at the beginning of a press conference in Hanoi on July 15, 2013. The team arrived here from Indonesia where it blew away the Indonesia Dream Team 7-0 at the start of their Asian tour. The Guners will play a friendly match against Vietnam's national team on July 17 at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)