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Arsenal Praised For Being Only Premier League Club To Raise Money For Refugees

Fans show their support for the campaign, while Arsenal FC are donating £1 from every ticket to Save the Children.

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On the day that thousands of people around the country marched through the streets in support of the "Refugees Welcome" campaign, Arsenal fans showed their support with a banner at the Emirates Stadium.

Huge! #AFC fans have joined the #RefugeesWelcome campaign! Respect!

Ahead of their match against Stoke, fans gathered outside the stadium to display the banner, which was later taken inside the ground.

#AFC fans have displayed a #RefugeesWelcome banner at the Emirates.

The Arsenal match day programmes featured a campaign encouraging fans to donate money to Save the Children in aid refugees.

#Arsenal players' #RefugeesWelcome warm-up tops. Follow the action at

And the players wore training t-shirts featuring details of how fans can donate the campaign.

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While Arsenal are the only Premier League club to try and raise funds for refugees, Celtic raised funds in Scotland last week with a friendly match, and their fans showed their support for the campaign.

And at Carrow Road this week, Norwich fans made their own "Refugees Welcome" banner and unfurled it during their match against Bournemouth.

Refugees Welcome banner on display at Carrow Road. #Ncfc #afcb #bbcfootball #bpl

Amnesty International praised Arsenal after the club announced they would donate £1 to charity for every ticket sold this weekend.

Amnesty's Naomi Westland told the Evening Standard:

"It's great to see Arsenal taking the lead among English clubs in donating money from sales of tickets to this weekend's game to help alleviate the refugee crisis, but a shame that it is the only club in the Premier League to do so, so far."

Despite the efforts from Arsenal and Celtic, no British club has come close to matching the €1 million that German club Bayern Munich are pledging to help refugees.

The club are also giving German lessons and football workshops to refugees.
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The club are also giving German lessons and football workshops to refugees.