By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger has two priorities this weekend - a win over Chelsea and a huge fundraising effort for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
Arsenal have dedicated Sunday's match to their Charity of the Season and the Club's directors and players have set the ball rolling by donating a day's wages to the cause.
Thomas Vermaelen, Alex Song and Tomas Rosicky were at Great Ormond Street Hospital on Thursday to see the Lung Function Unit their money will help to replace and Wenger hopes the fans can do their bit at Emirates Stadium or via the website www.beagoonerbeagiver.org.
"We will try to raise some money for Great Ormond Street Hospital on Sunday," said the manager at his pre-match press conference. "It is a very important charity for us, so we will try to raise half-a-million pounds for the charity over the season.
"First of all it's a charity in a hospital which is one of the top hospitals in the world. I visited the hospital and I am impressed.
"When you look from the outside it doesn’t look so impressive. You go in there and you start to speak with people. They do all kinds of difficult and most complicated surgeries; heart transplants, lung transplants and you see all the children in there and it is quite impressive what they are doing.
"You want to help as much as you can. We are in a position in football where we can help because in our passion sometimes we are tempted to be selfish and forget a little bit the rest of the world. Charity brings us down to earth and back to real life sometimes."
Wenger played his part in 'Fundraising Day', a short film to promote Arsenal's support for GOSH, in which Theo Walcott, Andrey Arshavin, Bacary Sagna and Cesc Fabregas dress up as furry animals. The Frenchman is seen on his mobile phone trying to locate his players but he cannot envisage a career change.
"I am very self-conscious of my limited performances in that area!" admitted Wenger.Copyright 2013 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 27 Nov 2009