18/07/2012 14:44 BST | Updated 18/07/2012 14:45 BST

Thomas Vermaelen Tries Shaolin Ahead Of Arsenal Pre-Season Tour (VIDEO)

Thomas Vermaelen is nicknamed the "Vermaelenator" by Arsenal fans, but in a new club video he gets to be a Shaolin warrior.

The Belgian defender is dressed up in Chinese attire to mark the Gunners heading east for their pre-season tour.

Arsenal face Manchester City in a Beijing friendly on 27 July, which has led some to joke Robin van Persie will get the first chance to play against his former club.