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Arsenal Legends boost Foundation programmes

14 Sep 2016
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Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg help raise £1m for the construction of new pitches in London, Jordan and Somalia

Arsenal stars such as David Seaman, Robert Pires, Nigel Winterburn and Freddie Ljungberg wore the famous red and white shirts once again last weekend in a charity match at Emirates Stadium that will help community projects at home and abroad.

The Arsenal Legends team took on Milan Glorie, a team of AC Milan legends featuring the likes of Paolo Di Canio and Christian Vieri, in front of a capacity crowd in a fixture that will allow the Arsenal Foundation to donate £1m for the development of pitches and community programmes in London and in camps for refugees and internally displaced young people in Jordan and Somalia.

Before the Legends match, Ljungberg visited one of the 14 north London pitches already refurbished by the Arsenal Foundation to see how having new and safe facilities can make an impact on the lives of young people.

"I spoke to the guys taking part in the session and the pitch gives them somewhere to hang out and play football all day, as well as somewhere to meet up with the Arsenal in the Community team," Ljungberg told arsenal.com. "It's great, and I'm pleased the Legends game will help us build more projects like this."

See: Arsenal Foundation to donate £1m | Ljungberg visits community project

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