Arsenal Foundation held annual charity event at the Emirates on Thursday
Arsenal players were out in force to support the ‘Night to Inspire’ event
Arsene Wenger took to the stage to kick the night off with a speech
The charity event raised £210,042 for the Arsenal Foundation
Arsenal stars were out in force on Thursday night as they attended the Arsenal Foundation’s annual charity fundraiser a day after their disappointing stalemate with Sunderland.
The Gunners were held to a goalless draw by Dick Advocaat’s dogged side, who ensured their Premier League survival with a point, but Arsene Wenger’s side were back at the Emirates for a far more relaxed evening as the club hosted its ‘Night to Inspire’ event.
The evening, held in conjunction with the club’s global charity partner Save the Children, kicked off with members of the squad being led on to the stage by Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott before manager Arsene Wenger opened with a short speech.
The Arsenal players led by Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott make their way on to the stage at the event
Santi Cazorla shares a joke with Arsenal great Robert Pires at the fundraising ball
England forward Danny Welbeck and Abou Diaby fist bump as they play table football together
French pair Olivier Giroud (right) and Mathieu Debuchy appeared to have a good night
Mesut Ozil (centre) plays table football with Wojciech Szczesny (right) as Serge Gnabry watches on.
Sanchez appeared to enjoy the entertainment as he posed with the singer after the performance
Calum Chambers, Welbeck, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere pose for a snap during the event
The Arsenal Foundation was launched in 2012 and has since committed more than £1million to support charitable projects in the UK and overseas that aim to give under privileged young people the chance to thrive.