The Arsenal squad were hard at work at London Colney on Monday ahead of their Champions League play-off clash against Besiktas.

Before flying out to Istanbul for their first-leg match against the Turkish side, the Gunners made their final preparations at the training ground.

Our club photographer was there and sent back these exclusive images.

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