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Legends launch game against Real Madrid

A host of Arsenal Legends officially launched their game against Real Madrid at a media day on Tuesday.

Ray Parlour, Robert Pires, Nigel Winterburn, David Seaman and Jeremie Aliadiere returned to Highbury to re-live their playing days with a collection of bloggers, before heading to a presentation at Emirates Stadium, where Ivan Gazidis welcomed Madrid Legend Clarence Seedorf.

The match, at Emirates Stadium, will raise money for the Arsenal Foundation - click here to buy your tickets now!

Bob Wilson and Pat Rice were also at the event, along with our club photographer, who sent back these images.

Interview

‘It was so difficult to leave the club I love’

Tomas Rosicky cannot wait to be reunited with our supporters at Emirates Stadium.

The 37-year-old returns for our legends game against Real Madrid on September 8, having become a fan favourite during his decade in north London.
 
Plenty of memories stand out when Rosicky looks back on his time with us, but he will never forget how difficult it was to say goodbye to our supporters back in May 2016.
 
“It was very emotional when you leave a place and obviously I knew it for a longer period of time that it would be my end at Arsenal,” he told Arsenal.com.
 
“But still it will get you when you know that you’re walking on the pitch for one last time and your teammates give you a guard of honour. You say goodbye to the fans, it’s difficult obviously. Every bit is difficult, particularly at the end when you have to leave something that you love.

“The people will see if the player loves the club or cares, and it’s the same when it’s opposite. You as a player feel when the people like you or not, and they like you for a reason! I think they could see straight away that I was fighting for the badge and I was delighted that I could play for Arsenal.
 
“I loved the place, I loved the club and the people will see that, so they could see that every team I played I gave everything and I was fighting for the badge. It’s not as difficult as the people think and that’s how I’ve always seen it.
 
“It was a perfect fit of me and Arsenal together, and how the whole club is based on values which I shared from the first to last minute. It was my values as well. The style of football and everything that goes on around the club I felt in love, and I will be a Gunner forever, that’s for sure.”
 
Rosicky will be back at the Emirates in September - and you can buy your legends tickets here

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Who was the toughest at Arsenal in the 90s?

Arsenal Legends return to action in September, when Real Madrid Legends visit Emirates Stadium - and you can get your tickets here.

When the sides met back in June, we chatted to David Seaman, Ray Parlour and Nigel Winterburn to find out more about their former team-mates. Find out what they said by pressing the 'play' button above.

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'He'd always give the right speech at half-time'

Our legends team will be back in action in September, when they host Real Madrid Legends at Emirates Stadium.

So to mark the occasion, we reunited four of our Invincibles to remember that historic 2003/04 season, and reveal when they knew they would become immortal.

Click 'Play' on the video above to watch Lauren, Robert Pires, Pascal Cygan and Gilberto reminisce - and then don't forget to get your tickets to September's game by clicking here

Interview

'I opened my heart to learn the Arsenal way'

Edu and Gilberto embrace

Moving to a new club always requires a degree of acclimatisation, but moving continents in order to do so can significantly prolong the period of adaption.

When Gilberto signed for us from Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro in 2003, he was faced with no shortage of challenges. But thanks to the help of compatriot Edu, plus his own drive and determination, the World Cup winner was soon right at home in north London.

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“When I arrived at the club for me it was something new and I knew that I was coming to a very good club with very good players,” Gilberto told Arsenal Player. “It was nice to arrive at the club and see Edu and have him at the club, knowing how the club works to help me. 

“Edu’s role in my adaptation was very important because he as a Brazilian made it easy to explain things and help me as well. One thing that I have in my mind that was very clear was that I want to adapt, I want to fit into the team and I want to enjoy playing for a new club and I want to face a new challenge.

“Struggling with the language was quite hard but for me it was just another challenge that I had to face and get over it. But I opened my heart to learn. 

“This was very important because it doesn’t matter what I had before, I came to the club as a World Cup winner, so maybe I could say I have nothing to learn here, but I opened my heart to learn the culture, learn the language, learn the process of the club, learn the way Arsenal and Arsène wanted me to play. This was the most important process.”

 

Ticket News

Arsenal Legends v Real Madrid Legends - Tickets

The Arsenal Legends Foundation Match 
Arsenal Legends v Real Madrid Legends
Emirates Stadium
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00

Our Legends will take on a team of Real Madrid greats home and away this year, in aid of both Clubs’ charitable Foundations.

We travel to the Santiago Bernabéu for the first game on Sunday 3 June. The two teams then come to north London for a second match at Emirates Stadium on Saturday 8 September, kick-off 2pm.

Robert Pires travelled to Madrid to make the announcement of this double header charity event and is expected to play alongside fellow Invincibles Freddie Ljungberg, Gilberto Silva, Ray Parlour, Sol Campbell and Lauren. Tomas Rosicky is also set to take part in both legs, together with a host of other star names.

The match in Spain will be played in aid of Real Madrid’s Foundation, with the return match being played in aid of The Arsenal Foundation.

Our inaugural legends match against AC Milan Glorie in 2016 helped to raise £1million to build football pitches around north London and internationally. This double header against Real Madrid will help us use football and the Arsenal name to reach more young people around the world.

Ticket Information
Tickets are now on General sale for this fixture. (Booking fees apply)

Paper tickets purchased via the Friends and Family service or on General sale after 10am on Thursday, May 17, 2018 will be dispatched to the lead member’s registered address from July 2018 unless stated otherwise.

Important Safety Policy Information
There are a number of new safety policies in place at Emirates Stadium concerning children under 14 years of age attending fixtures.  Please ensure you have read through this information before purchasing your tickets. For further details please click here. Children who are under 14 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult who is 18 or over when attending fixtures at Emirates Stadium.

Children aged between 0-3 are not permitted to sit in the following rows when attending fixtures at Emirates stadium:

Lower Tier - Rows 1-20
Club Level -  Row 1
Upper Tier -  Row 1

Prices
Upper Tier Adult U16/OAP
Centre Upper £35 £17.50
Centre Upper Back £25 £12.50
Next to Centre Upper £35 £17.50
Next to Centre Upper Back £25 £12.50
Wing Upper £30 £15
Wing Upper Back £25 £12.50
Corner Upper £30 £15
Corner Upper Back £25 £12.50
Goal Upper £30 £15
Goal Upper Back £25 £12.50
     
Lower Tier Adult U16 / OAP
Centre Lower £25 £12.50
Wing Lower £25 £12.50
Corner Lower £20 £10
Goal Lower £20 £10
     
Club Level Adult U16 / OAP
Halfway Line £50 £25
Midfield £50 £25
Behind Goal £45 £22.50
Corner £45 £22.50

We aim to donate at least £600,000* to The Arsenal Foundation as a result of ticket sales and other income generated from the two matches against Real Madrid Legends.  The Arsenal Foundation supports young people in North London and across the globe. (*please note this net figure is based on historical Arsenal Legends games once associated match day costs have been deducted).

Please click here to purchase seats for the home fixture online(Booking fees apply)

You will need to quote the following information (If you need to update your details, please do so prior to booking as no amendments can be made once a booking is completed):

• Valid password
• Valid email address
• Membership number (if applicable)
• Credit/debit card details

Members who purchase tickets before 10am on Thursday, May 17, 2018 will have their Membership card(s) activated (unless otherwise stated) & will be sent a confirmation email including the seat details.

Members/Non Members who purchase tickets after 10am on Thursday, May 17, 2018 will be sent paper tickets from July 2018 onwards.

Hospitality
A range of matchday hospitality packages for this fixture are available here or by calling on 0345 262 0001 and selecting Option 2.

Disabled Supporters
Season ticket holders and Purple members please call on 0207 619 5000 (option 1) to purchase tickets via the Friend and Family service or click here for a booking form. (Subject to availability).

The phone lines are open Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm.

Disabled Supporters Prices
General Admittance Adult Concession
Corner Upper £15 £7.50
Upper Behind Goal £15 £7.50
Lower Centre £12.50 £6.25
Lower Wing £12.50 £6.25
Lower Corner £10 £5
Lower Behind Goal £10 £5
     
Club Level Adult Concession
Corner / Behind Goal £22.50 £11.25
The Arsenal Foundation

Win a squad-signed Arsenal Legends shirt

Arsenal Legends signed shirt

Ahead of the Arsenal Legends v Real Madrid match at Emirates Stadium in September, we’re giving you the chance to win a squad-signed shirt from the first game between the two sides at the Bernabeu.

All you have to do is fill out the form below and answer the question to be entered into the prize draw.

This competition is open to all of our paid and digital members, and the deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 7, 11:59pm (UK time).

Click here to buy tickets for the return match at Emirates Stadium

to complete this form

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Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) set out the basis on which you can participate in the signed 2018/19 season home shirt giveaway (“Competition”). By entering the Competition, you accept these Terms and Conditions in full. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you should not enter the Competition and you will not be eligible to win the Prize (as defined herein). Entry is by completion of the online entry form on Arsenal.com (“Webform”) only.

  1. COMPETITION PERIOD: The start date for entries is 19 July 2018 at 09:00 (UK time) (“Start Date”). The closing date for entries is 7 August 2018 at 11.59pm (UK time) (“Closing Date”). Entries received after the Closing Date will not be entered into the Competition.

 

  1. TO ENTER: To enter the Competition, you must complete the relevant Webform after the Start Date and by no later than the Closing Date.

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Entry is only open to Arsenal members (including digital members) (“Member(s)”). Members aged 18 or under are ineligible to enter the Competition. Only one entry per Member is permitted. Employees of the Promoter (as defined herein) or members of their immediate families are ineligible to enter the Competition.

 

  1. No purchase is required to enter but you will require email and internet access to enter the Competition. No refund may be claimed for any expenses incurred relating to the use of an email account or internet connection for the purpose of entering the Competition.

 

  1. PRIZES: One (1) Legends squad-signed Arsenal shirt  (the “Prize”). There will be one (1) winner selected at random from all eligible entries. For the avoidance of doubt, only one (1) Prize will be awarded to the respective winner. The Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.

 

  1. The winner will be contacted using the contact details provided on entry within 72 hours of the Closing Date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond to confirm details for delivery of the Prize within 14 days, an alternative winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible and correct entries.

 

  1. Unless otherwise notified to the winner, their Prize will be delivered to the winner within 30 days of confirmation of the winners’ address for delivery of the Prize.

 

  1. PUBLICITY AND PERSONAL DATA: The winner agrees to take part in reasonable publicity relating to the Competition and the Promoter may use the winner’s name and image and his/her comments relating to the Competition and/or the Prize for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid.

 

  1. The Promoter will use entrants’ personal details for the purposes of administering the Competition and awarding the Prize only.

 

  1. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Entries must not be submitted through agents or third parties. No responsibility can be accepted for lost, delayed, incomplete, or for electronic entries or winning notifications that are not received or delivered (for any reason including as a consequence of communication or network failures). Any such entries will be deemed void.

 

  1. The Promoter reserves the right to withdraw or amend the Competition or these Terms and Conditions if circumstances outside its reasonable control make this unavoidable.

 

  1. Entries must be strictly in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Any entry not in strict accordance with these Terms and Conditions will be deemed to be invalid and the Prize will not be awarded in respect of such entry. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any entrant and to exclude any entries which it believes to be invalid or in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

 

  1. The Promoter’s decision is final in all matters relating to the Competition (including the Prize) and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

  1. Except in respect of death or personal injury resulting from any negligence of the Promoter, to the maximum extent permitted by law, neither the Promoter nor any of its officers, employees or agents shall be responsible for (whether in tort, contract or otherwise):
      1. any loss, damage or injury to you and/or any third party or to any property belonging to you or any third party in connection with the Competition and/or the Prize (including the winners’ receipt or use of the same), resulting from any cause whatsoever; or
      2. any loss of profit, loss of use, loss of opportunity or any indirect, economic or consequential losses whatsoever and howsoever caused.

 

  1. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION: The Competition, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with the Competition.

 

  1. SPIRIT OF THE COMPETITION: If you attempt to compromise the integrity or proper operation of the Competition by cheating or committing fraud in any way, the Promoter reserves the right to render your entry invalid, seek damages from you and ban you from participating in any future competitions.

 

  1. CONTACT: If you have any questions about the Competition, please write to Membership Rewards, Marketing Department, The Arsenal Football Club PLC, Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, London N5 1BU.

 

  1. PROMOTER: The promoter is The Arsenal Football Club PLC, Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, London N5 1BU (company number: 109244).
Interview

Limpar - The story behind my move to Arsenal

It is exactly 28 years since we signed the original super Swede, Anders Limpar.

The winger made an instant impression, helping us win the 1990/91 title and becoming a firm fan favourite.

But how did the move come about?

"The story I’ve heard is that Mr George Graham wanted a goalie, a centre half and a winger, so he bought Seaman, Andy Linighan and me," Limpar told Arsenal Player. 

"However, I didn’t know so much about English football. I saw a couple of games before my arrival and I thought the football was brutal. So hard with tackles flying in and everything and I thought, ‘How am I going to cope with this kind of hard football?’ 

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"I came from Italy where it was, not better football, but more of a passing game. But after a couple of games, wherever I looked we had an unbelievable squad. Wherever I looked we had a natural player in each position so it was quite easy for me to just fit in and do my work which I was good at, running and taking people on and crosses. 

"That was actually the last bit of the jigsaw and I think I won five or six trophies in four years with that team, so all credit to all the players involved and especially Nigel Winterburn, who made me look good.
 
"He did everything in his power to help me," Limpar added. "I can tell you now because it’s been many years, but George Graham wanted me to defend so much, but when the game started Nigel always told me, ‘Don’t worry about the defence, just go and attack and I’ll take care of the rest.' 

"To have that full-back behind you is easy and I was like 99 per cent going forward and one per cent going back."