HAGL Academy to promote Arsenal in Vietnam

Construction of the new Vietnam football academy of V-League club Hoang Anh Gia Lai, assosiated with English Premier League club Arsenal, will begin 5 March. The HAGL-Arsenal Football Academy – two stadiums and buildings for trainees’ accommodations – will be located in the Ham Rong District, Gia Lai Province in the central highlands. Arsenal will send officials to attend the ground-breaking ceremony to sign a pact of strategic cooperation to train youth, trade souvenirs and transfer players, Thanh Nien newspaper reported.

Doan Nguyen Duc, HAGL chairman, said his players will wear shirts similar to Arsenal’s to promote the name in Vietnam and Arsene Wenger, Arsenal coach, reportedly confirmed he would send specialists and supply training methods for HAGL to build the institute. Under the plan, youths will spend seven years training at the institute.