Emirates Stadium was officially opened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on Thursday afternoon.
He took over the role after The Queen injured her back and was unable to attend. The Duke started at the Arsenal Learning Centre before receiving a briefing on the stadium development.
After visiting the Arsenal Museum, he was introduced to Arsène Wenger and the first team squad at pitchside.
The Duke also oversaw a demonstration training session involving children from the Arsenal Soccer Schools and the Junior Gunners.
The event culminated with the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the official opening of the stadium.
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Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood welcomes The Duke of Edinburgh
Managing director Keith Edelman chats to the Duke
The Duke of Edinburgh meets Arsène Wenger
The Duke chats with our manager
The scoreboard welcomes our guest
The squad wait on the pitch
The players line up to meet the guest of honour
The Duke meets striker Jeremie Aliadiere
The Duke stops to chat to some of the Arsenal players
Peter Hill-Wood introduces the Duke to honoured guests
In the absence of the Queen, the Duke unveils a commorative plaque
Emirates Stadium is officially open
Left to right - Hoyte, Djourou, Toure, Senderos, Song
The Duke visits the Learning Centre
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