Arsenal Football Club sends its thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by the weekend storms in Beijing.

The Club flies into the Chinese capital tomorrow to play Manchester City in the Bird's Nest stadium and Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said: "Everyone at Arsenal is thinking of those families impacted by the sad events of last weekend.

"We understand how they must be feeling and it certainly puts football and all our lives into true perspective. Our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones."

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