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Arsenal players to donate a day's salary to charity

The club's players and technical staff will donate a day's salary to the Arsenal Foundation in an effort to raise awareness and get others involved in charity work.

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Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (C) celebrates with Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (R) after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League Group F football match between R. Standard de Liege and Arsenal FC at the Maurice Dufra
JOHN THYSAFP

Arsenal players and the club's technical staff will donate one day's worth of their salary to The Arsenal Foundation in an effort to raise awareness for the work they are doing and to inspire others to get involved in the initiative.

"The Arsenal Giving Together initiative also sees people across the club taking part in a number of volunteering and fundraising events over the festive period," the statement from the club said. 

The include wearing a jersey with a special logo on it against Manchester City to remind people of the kind of work the foundation is doing and has done. They will also have collection buckets outside the stadium for the game too.

"Save the Children - which has benefited from more than £3m from The Arsenal Foundation since 2012, to its local partnership with Islington Giving which recently surpassed £500,000 of donations to different projects that encourage our community to thrive," the statement continued.

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