Let’s not be fooled, Bayern Münich outplayed us by some yards. The only problem was, as with all teams coming back from a holiday. they were rusty in front of goal and Jamés Rodriguéz still had the jitters.
We need to up our game and be as efficient and strong as Bayern if we want the Premier League this season. Better still, the Europa Cup.
We have a game with our London rivals – The Chavs – tomorrow, and though they might play a slightly weakened and maybe ‘Morata-less’ team tomorrow, we need to be more clinical in front of goal.
We took it upon ourselves to give you Gunner tourists directions on how to get to the Beijing ‘Bed’s Nest’ Stadium this afternoon.
Mind you, considering the mammoth crowd Arsenal events pull, you’ll need to get there at least three (3) hours early. This is so you can have brunch close to the stadium or within the stadium before you join the teeming crowd.
The Bird’s Nest Stadium, Beijing, China
Address: 1 National Stadium S Rd, Chaoyang Qu, China, 100101 '
Construction started: March 2003
Architectural style: Deconstructivism
Architects: Ai Weiwei, Pierre de Meuron, Jacques Herzog, Li Xinggang
Did you know?: In spite of the lack of significant events, the stadium appears to be quite profitable, drawing some 20,000 to 30,000 people a day at the price of a 50 yuan admission.
Also, the main designer, Ai Weiwei is China's most famous political dissident; a provocateur and a troublemaker whose clashes with the Chinese government have gotten him harassed by police, thrown in jail and driven out of the country. He says he regrets building the stadium.
Pangu 7 Star Hotel Beijing
Great Wall of China at Mutianyu: Start from Mutianyu is more greeny & beautiful stunning view than start from Badaling. This Gate stretches 25KM & 22WatchTowers spaced between each end. So it's not an unusual route & not crowded. - Venny F. Venistine
The Forbidden City
The club's new signings - Alexandre Lacazette and Kolasinac will most likely feature but Walcott will not as Le Boss mentioned in his presser today.
Chelsea FC: Aka 'The Chavs', this team won the English Premier League and have a pretty solid team. We beat them in the FA Cup final though, and we'll gloat over that forever.
Antonio Conte: The tactical maestro from Sicily. He is clinical and knows how to grind out a win.
3 Best Places To Eat Around The Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest Stadium)
- Hongfanqie Chuzhen Fang (Niaochao):
Address: 1/F, Cadillac Lanyuntian Hotel, No.18 Beichen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
We found this restaurant by accident because we were looking for something close to the Olympic station. We were the only non Chinese in the restaurant. The menu is very large and includes many special dishes like turtle soup, abalone and donkey. We had the shredded chicken, pork with peppers and spare ribs in rice flour. All dishes were excellent. Staff is very attentive and friendly however none spoke English. –Amsel
- Dao Le Japanese Restaurant (Asian Games Village)
Address: YaYunCun HuiYuanGongYu n Zuo 1Lou, Beijing, China
The good thing about this restaurant is that there is a pictorial menu, which makes ordering easy.
As it is Japanese, the waitresses are dressed in faux kimonos, which is a bit different!
The food is the normal Japanese fare and can be washed down with sake or a choice of Japanese, Chinese or western beers.
- V-Continent Parkview Wuzhou Hotel Cafe Asia
There was one evening when they ran out of french fries. They advised us promptly – we made new selections and they even brought as some Peking Duck as a sampler whilst waiting. They also prepared a delicious fruit basket in a sugar basket – which was divine.
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*Reviews have been pulled off the best reviews for the highest rated restaurants in this area on TripAdvisor*