Monday, December 10, 2012


Arsenal Players In South East Asia

Not many one time Arsenal players have found themselves playing in South East Asia. Perhaps the most notable being the great, late, David Rocastle who had a short spell with Sabah in the late 1990s. Funnily enough Rhys Weston, who played precisely one game for the Arsenal away to Newcastle in 2000 has just signed for Sabah who are coached by David McCreery.

Last season a couple of ex Arsenal trainees trialled with Geylang United. One was Oliver Nicholas who was released just before the season started while the other was Rhema Obed who played a dozen or so games before moving to an Israeli team.

Rohan Ricketts seems to have been around since the ark yet is still under 30! He is now playing in India with Dempo and is making a name with himself on line and as a writer. India is his seventh country!

Then we have Christopher Wreh. One of Arsene Wenger's early signings Wreh never really settled at the Arsenal and after a pillar to post existence found himself playing for Perseman Manokwari in Papua in the far east of Indonesia. he only had half a season with them before moving on...where I do not know!

The last one I can think of is Niall Quinn. After a fall out with Manchester City Quinn headed to Malaysia where he played a couple of friendlies. One, for Selangor who hoped to sign him, was against Middlesbrough.

The best story of all though was the IPL team who wanted to sign Dennis Pergkamp! That caused much merriment I can tell you...

UPDATE - thanks to Ron, Chris Kiwomya had a short spell with Selangor in 1997. He also had a short spell with Arsenal being among George Graham's last signings before he was sacked in 1995.

also Chris Kiwomya, loaned to Selangor in 97
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