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Arsenal-Foundation-Ball Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere among stars to attend Arsenal Foundation charity ball

Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere were among the stars to turn out for the annual Arsenal Foundation charity ball on Thursday night.

The event, held at the Emirates Stadium, aimed to raise £120,000 for charity Save the Children.

Dermot O’Leary hosted the ball, which included guests such as Raymond Blanc and singer Maverick Sabre.

Players and other guests bid for various lots in the auction, with prizes such as dinner with the
Arsène Wenger, a private training session with Petr Cech and the chance to have Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus attend your birthday party.

Further funds were raised through an Arsenal boot room, where players’ boots will be up for sale.

Arsenal-Foundation-Ball Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere among stars to attend Arsenal Foundation charity ball
Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and Petr Cech pose for a photo at Highbury

Arsenal-Foundation-Ball Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere among stars to attend Arsenal Foundation charity ball
Host Dermot O’Leary with Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta

Arsenal-Foundation-Ball Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere among stars to attend Arsenal Foundation charity ball
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger speaks at the Arsenal Foundation ball

A club statement about the foundation read: “Arsenal Football Club is proud to transform the lives of young people through a variety of projects funded through The Arsenal Foundation.

“The Arsenal Foundation is a fundraising and grant-making organisation designed to grow the reach and effect of the programmes the club supports to help an increasing number of young people across the globe fulfil their potential and help their communities thrive.

“The main focus of the work is through education projects, an area where Arsenal has made a difference over many years with community-led and charitable initiatives that motivate and engage young people using the power of the Arsenal name.”

Arsenal-Foundation-Ball Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere among stars to attend Arsenal Foundation charity ball
Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin play table football

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