16/07/2013 10:57 BST | Updated 16/07/2013 14:14 BST

Arsenal 'Running Man' Vietnam Tour Hero (VIDEO)

How far would you go to show your dedication to your favourite football team?

Well one fan was literally left breathless after he sprinted a mega five kilometers after the Arsenal team coach.

The Gunners, who are currently in Vietnam on the second leg of their Asia Tour 2013, were left in no doubt as to the commitment of their local supporters in Hanoi on Monday.

Their team coach, which was en route to the One Pillar Pagoda in the centre of the city, was followed for some five kilometers by a young fan later to become known as the ‘Running Man’.

The Vietnamese supporter was cheered on by the players as they chanted "Sign him up" as he maintained his pursuit of the coach

And despite bumping into trees and a lamp post along the way he eventually clambered aboard a motorbike, reached the coach door and boarded the vehicle to a standing ovation from the Arsenal players.

He even managed to get a hug off manager Arsène Wenger himself


Arsenal play the Vietnam national side in the My Dinh National Stadium on Wednesday, kick-off time 1pm (UK time).

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