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.

🇨🇳 With #ChineseNewYear approaching…

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

— Arsenal FC (@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.

花火が禁止されていない地区の中国の新年はこんな感じ。 pic.twitter.com/g8VDtNtmX3

— oliverSI/Python芸人 (@oliverSI7) 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.