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.


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@エンジニア募集中 (@_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.