Three more Poppy shirts available for auction
Arsenal observe a minutes silence at Wolves
Arsenal Football Club marked Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day - honouring those servicemen and women who gave their lives for peace - with the entire Arsenal team wearing a special one-off shirt with a poppy embroidered into the Club's blue away shirt at the Gunners' 4-1 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Saturday, November 7.
Supporters now have the opportunity to bid for these truly special shirts, with all monies going to two very worthwhile causes - The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.
Last year, the Club raised nearly £20,000 through the poppy shirt auctions, and is hoping to beat that amount this season.
Arsenal have been distributing the shirts for auction and raffles throughout media and its Club platforms, and we're delighted to announce that Arsenal.com is continuing the fundraising activities.
Arsenal.com has already auctioned the shirts worn by Andrey Arshavin and Robin van Persie. The Club's official website has now managed to get its hands on the actual shirts worn by Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs and Mikael Silvestre for the match at Wolves to be used in a silent auction, which each player has individually signed.
Those interested in bidding for the signed shirts worn by Ramsey, Gibbs and Silvestre at the Wolves match are now invited to place a bid in an online silent auction by e-mail.
Bidders for the signed shirts should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, contact details and bid amount by Friday 18th December 2009. In the ‘Subject' of the email simply type the name of the player whose shirt you wish to bid for and the amount you wish to bid. Please note that we request individual emails are sent for each bid if you are bidding for more than one of the player shirts.
The individual who makes the highest single bid will receive the shirt. The highest bidder on each shirt will be contacted and asked for payment details and will be sent the shirt once payment has cleared.
Arsenal Chairman, Peter Hill-Wood said: "I know all the players were very proud to wear these special shirts and remember those who've given their lives for our freedom. We hope the Poppy shirts can raise vital funds for Help For Heroes and The Royal British Legion, both fantastic organisations who help those who have served and are currently serving in the British Armed Forces."
Bid on the tops worn by Song, Sagna, Ramsey, Gibbs and Silvestre