Arsenal pledge donation to assist refugees

Arsenal pledge donation to assist refugees
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Published September 10th, 2015 - 20:43 GMT via

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsenal will donate 1 pound ($1.54) for every ticket sold for its Premier League meeting with Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium to Save the Children's Refugee Crisis Appeal.

A number of football clubs, including Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have all pledged money to aid those who have fled conflict in Syria and arrived in their respective countries.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has called for other clubs to contribute in a similar way in order to offer significant help to those in need.

"The need is immediate so we decided to be immediately helpful," Wenger told the club's official website. "You know that we are always involved with a helpful attitude, we have our own foundations and charity and this is a special case where people are in the need of special help.

"It's an exceptional circumstance and I'm very happy that our club contributes to help refugees to settle in countries where they come without anything. We'll give £1 for every ticket sold [against Stoke] and if everyone can contribute like we do then I think we can give very, very strong help."

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