The 2013/14 campaign edged closer on Monday when the Emirates Stadium pitch was given its first cut of the summer.

Arsenal's home has hosted three concerts since the 2012/13 season ended with Muse (twice) and Green Day performing in north London.

The Club's ground staff removed the covers from the pitch over the weekend and our photographer took these exclusive pictures on Monday morning.

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