Arsenal to wear poppy shirts for Manchester United clash
Gunners produce special edition shirt to honour Servicemen and women for Sunday's Premier League clash at Old Trafford
Arsenal have confirmed that they will commemorate Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day in their Premier League match at Manchester United on Sunday by wearing a special one-off shirt with a poppy embroidered into the club’s away kit.
In honour of those servicemen and women who have given their lives for peace, the special shirts will be used for fundraising purposes with all monies going towards The Royal British Legion.
Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick said: “On behalf of the directors, players and staff at Arsenal Football Club, we are extremely proud that the team will be wearing special shirts with embroidered poppies at our match against Manchester United on Sunday.
“It’s extremely important that as a Club, we pay our respects and remember the many people who’ve sacrificed much and also those who have given their lives for our freedom.
“We hope that our special shirts can raise vital funds for those who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces.”
Following Sunday’s match, the shirts will be signed by each player and auctioned in aid of The British Legion, an organisation which supports servicemen and women and their families.
Further details on how to bid for one of the special shirts will appear next week on Arsenal.com and in future Matchday programmes.
For further information on the Poppy Appeal and The Royal British Legion, please visit www.poppy.org.uk