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Arsenal players speak Chinese in a Chinese New Year video celebrating the start of the Year of the Pig
(Image: Twitter/Arsenal FC)

VIDEO: Arsenal players speak Chinese in Spring Festival video to welcome year of the pig

Attempt to interact with supporters from the country.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ With #ChineseNewYear approaching…

…we wanted to wish all our Chinese fans around the world a very special celebration ๐ŸŽ‰ pic.twitter.com/zhXDjObjNB

— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 1, 2019

Members of the Arsenal squad appear in traditional dress and speaking the language in a video released by the club for Chinese New Year.

At midnight on Tuesday, the Spring Festival welcomed the year of the pig in the lunar year of 2019.

่Šฑ็ซใŒ็ฆๆญขใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใชใ„ๅœฐๅŒบใฎไธญๅ›ฝใฎๆ–ฐๅนดใฏใ“ใ‚“ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ€‚ pic.twitter.com/g8VDtNtmX3

— oliverSI@ใ‚จใƒณใ‚ธใƒ‹ใ‚ขๅ‹Ÿ้›†ไธญ (@_oliverSI) February 5, 2019

Engaging with fans from China, Arsenal’s clip features the players lighting fireworks, enjoying food and participating in games together.

They also come out with some obviously well-rehearsed phrases.

How the world celebrates Chinese New Year #SpringFestival2019 pic.twitter.com/l9NRBIfkjz

— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) February 8, 2019

Celebrations will continue across the world until later this month.

the Lantern Festival is set to take place on February 15th.