Friday, June 23, 2017
Persija's Arthur Irawan Eyes Espanyol Reunion
Remember Arthur Irawan? Young Indonesian defender who went overseas to try his luck, played for Espanyol B for a while, Malaga B and Waasland Beveren in Belgium. He returned to Indonesia after a few years in Europe and is now with Persija though he has yet to play for the first team this season.
Anyway the 24 year old will be looking forward to locking horns with some of his former team mates as Persija will host Espanyol in a friendly next month at Patriot Stadium. The Spanish side are coming to Indonesia to play a couple of games, the other comes against the national Under 19 team in Bandung.
Persija will now be playing three home games in a week as the Espanyol game is sandwiched between more pressing Liga 1 games against Borneo and Persib so perhaps we could see coach Teco rotate his squad.
Espanyol have promised to bring their big names but being no fan of Spanish football I have no idea who they may be.