After a summer of hard work, the Arsenal ground staff are putting the finishing touches to the Emirates Stadium pitch ahead of the 2014/15 season.

This week, the pristine surface was given its first marking with just days to go until the 2014 Emirates Cup.

Our club photographer sent back these images from the stadium.

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