The Arsenal Foundation held an event at the Emirates earlier this week, with the team getting suited and booted for the charity evening.
The fundraiser raised a massive £210,042 (via the Daily Mail), with the team working in conjunction with our global charity partner Save the Children.
The likes of Mesut Özil, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, and Santi Cazorla took to the stage for the event, with club legends such as Robert Pires also present.
Arsene Wenger began the evening with a speech, with a number of the players following suit and making their own contributions.
Check out some of the photos from Thursday night’s Arsenal Foundation event below:
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— CÖME ÖN ARSENAL (@davidhickman14) May 21, 2015
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) May 21, 2015
There were a number of mini displays and fundraising events on show throughout the evening, with table football tournaments and boot signings ahead of an auction.
The event was held just a day after our disappointing goalless draw against Sunderland in the Premier League, with the result leaving us with little to play for on the final day. Our clash against West Bromwich Albion this weekend is mostly a formality, with Manchester United needing a miracle if they are to finish above us.
It is important that we stay focused for the FA Cup final though, and don’t start acting like the season is already over.