Thursday 5th August saw thousands of Arsenal members visit Emirates Stadium to watch an exclusive open training session with the first team.

The day began with the young midfield maestro Aaron Ramsey walking around the podium level selecting five members to watch the first team photo call before training. When the turnstiles later opened, members flooded in to get their first glimpse of many of the players since the World Cup with all being given a fantastic reception as they entered the pitch.

During training, several lucky members were picked from the crowd to take penalties against Manuel Almunia, take part in the crossbar challenge and test their reflexes against Nicklas Bendtner and Lukasz Fabianski on the batak provided by the Club's official membership partner O2.

Following training hundreds of lucky members were invited to attend player Q&As and a signing session with the first team. To those who attended these activities we would like to apologise for the delay in start time as a result of the extended first team photocall and training session.

Members' Day is the first of many exclusive member events taking place throughout the season so make sure you keep an eye on arsenal.com/membership for further great events.

Interested in becoming a member? Click here to see all the benefits and how to apply. 


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