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Arsenal in a class of their own

The Premier League may well be critised for obscene levels of wages paid to some players but they could all take a leaf out of Arsenal's book. The Gunners have dedicated their game against Fulham at the weekend to Global Charity Partner, Save the Children.

The players will all be donating a day’s wages along with many Arsenal staff to help raise funds for the charity. Save the Children is aimed at helping the poorest children get a better start in life and give them the chance to grow and fulfil their potential.

Supporters can also contribute to the charity which helps to support a range of education projects in the UK and overseas.

Arsenal first-team players Andre Santos and Johan Djourou visited Emirates Stadium on Tuesday to take part in a special Families and Schools Together session run by the charity. A number of fundraising initiatives will be taking place in and around Emirates Stadium on Saturday too.

Arsenal Football Club CEO, Ivan Gazidis said of the partnership

“Arsenal has a tradition on and off the pitch of bringing the best out of young people and our partnership with Save the Children is built on the shared belief that every child deserves a basic education and the opportunity to fulfil their potential. I hope all supporters will take the opportunity to rally behind the dedicated matchday this Saturday and help to make the day a huge success.”

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