Work is continuing around Emirates Stadium to ensure it is ready for the new season, which sees Arsenal kick off against Crystal Palace on August 16.

The award-winning pitch has been marked out, and outside the ground on podium level the first of the squad’s individual player flags are being installed - with more to follow next week.

Our club photographer has sent back these exclusive images.

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