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Community day on Emirates pitch

Arsenal in the Community hosted a special day of football at Emirates Stadium this week for close to 1,000 local people.

Participants from a whole host of Arsenal in the Community programmes had the chance to play football on the hallowed Emirates turf.

Local schools, including Ambler and Copenhagen Primary Schools, were present.

Youngsters involved in our estates football programmes Kicks and Positive Futures played a game, as did participants from our disability sports programmes.

Individuals from our freedom from torture project – which gives asylum seekers a chance to come together for games of football and English language learning – also had the chance to play.

Head of Arsenal in the Community Alan Sefton said: "It was a brilliant day – and a chance to give hundreds of the young people we work with a really special experience. Well done to everyone who took part and made the most of their time on the Emirates Stadium pitch."