Arsenal Legends match helps fund pitch for 600 kids

8 November 2019

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Photo: Getty Images The legends game between Arsenal and Real Madrid featured the likes of Raul, Makelele, Arbeloa, Morientes, Upson, Rosicky, Gilbert and of course Robert Pires (here pictured alongside Jose Emilio Amavisca.

Money raised at a Legends match between Arsenal and Real Madrid has helped fund a new pitch that will support more than 600 young players. 

Wanting to give back to the community, Robert Pires played the game and then helped open the pitch for the public. 

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

Arsenal Legends and Real Madrid Legends played each other last year to raise money for the Arsenal Foundation. 

The money raised has since been put to good use - a £20,000 donation from the foundation, alongside investment from the Football Foundation, Camden Council and the London Marathon Charitable Trust, has helped fund a state-of-the-art 3G pitch at the Fleet Primary School.

Arsenal legend Robert Pires, who captained the Gunners in the match, helped open the pitch and had this to say:

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