Arsenal will commemorate Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day at our Premier League match against Manchester United on Sunday November 10, when the first team will wear a special one-off shirt with an embroidered poppy.
In honour of those servicemen and women who have given their lives for peace, the shirts will be used for fundraising purposes with all monies going towards The Royal British Legion.
Arsenal chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, said: “On behalf of the directors, players and staff at Arsenal Football Club, we are extremely proud that the team will be wearing special shirts with embroidered poppies at our match against Manchester United on Sunday.
It’s extremely important that, as a club, we pay our respects and remember the many people who have sacrificed much and also those who have given their lives for our freedom
"It’s extremely important that, as a club, we pay our respects and remember the many people who have sacrificed much and also those who have given their lives for our freedom. We hope that our special shirts can raise vital funds for those who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces.”
Following Sunday’s match, each player will sign their shirt and they will then be auctioned in aid of The British Legion, an organisation which supports servicemen and women and their families.
Further details on how to bid for one of the special shirts will appear soon on Arsenal.com and in future matchday programmes.
For further information on the Poppy Appeal and The Royal British Legion, please visit www.poppy.org.ukCopyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 7 Nov 2013