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Wenger: Guns not blazing

ARSENE WENGER accepts there is "still some work to do" as Arsenal step up their pre-season preparations ahead of Friday's clash against Premier League champions Manchester City in Beijing.

The Gunners opened their Asia tour with a 2-1 victory over a Malaysia XI at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, where the English side had to come from behind with late goals from Thomas Eisfeld and Benik Afobe.

Wenger's 24-man squad now head for China, where they will face City at the Bird's Nest Stadium.

"Overall we still have some tactical work to do and some physical work, but don't forget that some players have only had two or three days training," the Arsenal manager said.

Wenger felt the game in Malaysia had been a "good workout".

"We got the quality of the game we wanted and we got through it without any injuries," he said.

While striker Robin Van Persie's future remains unresolved, as Manchester City watch with interest, defender Laurent Koscielny yesterday agreed a new deal.