Singapore's upcoming tour of Japan will be a good gauge for the Lions as they step up preparations for the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup says Izwan Mahbud.
Arsenal announced an agreement earlier this month to buy the Japan international but the transfer is still pending a medical and regulatory processes.
Kashima's Takuma Asano netted a brace, but Sanfrecce Hiroshima doubled their lead early in the second half to secure a 4-2 victory.
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Kim Jung-Ya's header goal in the 73rd minute secured Gamba Osaka's 3-1 win over Kashima Antlers at home.
Asano, 21, claimed on Thursday that the Gunners have been in contact with him over a move to the Emirates Stadium.