Arsenal FC Contribute to Support Mental Health of Fans Through Charity

Published 09/03/2021, 8:02 AM EDT
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To be an Arsenal fan these days is hard. The team has fallen from grace to being invincible to extremely vulnerable. Despite being the top club in London, they are going through a rebuilding phase as they look to return to winning ways. Except, it’s been a tough process to date. After spending 156.8 million pounds, the club topped the table on transfer money spent this season. Talented prospects were targeted as the club has made good signings.

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In spite of all the bad news in terms of results, they have raised funds for charity in the preseason. It comes as good news for the club which continues to move forward with its classy traditions.

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Arsenal raise funds for charity

During the pre-season friendlies, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur played matches against each other to raise funds for a charitable organization. MIND is an organization that advocates better mental health care for people and these three clubs contributed to that cause. Out of the three matches they played, the clubs raised £228,064 for MIND. During these trepid times, this comes as good news for all Gunners and football fans alike.

Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – August 8, 2021 Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli in action with Arsenal’s Albert Sambi Lokonga Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra

The players took part in spreading awareness as the organization got a boost through the matches. Matchday tickets and live stream donations contributed to the funds.

However, in terms of footballing perspective, Arsenal did not perform well.

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Can the club rise from its ashes?

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The friendly games saw them losing to Chelsea and Spurs. Tammy Abraham scored a late goal to take the Blues home; likewise, Heung Min Son scored the winner in the North London Derby. The Gunners are facing torrid times with fans calling to sack their manager, Mikel Arteta.

Despite winning the FA Cup against Chelsea in 2020, the North London club has not improved. They made six signings this season with Lokonga, Ben White, and Martin Odegaard being the notable ones. Moreover, the longest-serving player at the club Hector Bellerin, left the team to try his luck somewhere else. Yet, with young talents amongst their ranks, the club will now look to improve results after the international break.

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Even though Manchester City and Chelsea have risen through the table in recent years, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal are the core teams of the famous English Premier League. Can they get back to where they belong or will they labor around the bottom half of the table?

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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