One Direction Enjoy Football Game With James Corden At London's Emirates Stadium

25 January 2013, 16:32 | Updated: 25 January 2013, 16:34

The 'Little Things' singers took in a match despite the absence of band member Zayn Malik.

One Direction teamed up with comedian James Corden this week for a lads night out to watch a football match.

The 'Live While We're Young' stars returned from Japan over the weekend and joined Gavin & Stacey star James in the VIP box at London's Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening (23rd January).

Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne were pictured enjoying the Arsenal against West Ham match with Hammers fan James, although the comedian's team eventually lost 5-1 to Arsenal.

“@Louis_Tomlinson @Real_Liam_Payne @GabeTurner73 @JKCorden @benwinston @Harry_Styles great night at the football fellas! #OnTheOx," Niall tweeted after the game to show how much fun the group had on their night out. “That was a good laugh! @Louis_Tomlinson ! #LadsLadsLads hhahaha”.

Check out a picture of One Direction taking in the football game with comedian James Corden below (Credit: Xposure):

'Little Things' singer Zayn was not at the match with his bandmates and was reportedly ill during the band's trip to Japan last week.

One Direction are now preparing to begin their 'Take Me Home' tour at the end of February with a show at London's O2 Arena.