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Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager looks on (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that three Arsenal players will not be available to face Chelsea in the Community Shield this weekend.

Arsenal's Chuba Akpom (right) and Lyon's Mehdi Zeffane battle for the ball during the Emirates Cup

Teenage striker Chuba Akpom wants to battle for a place in the Arsenal side this season rather than go out again on loan.

Theo Walcott celebrates scoring for Arsenal (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Theo Walcott scored the only goal as Arsenal beat Wolfsburg to win the Emirates Cup for the first time in five years - with Petr Cech keeping a clean sheet on his first appearance at his new home.

Jeff Reine-Adelaide of Arsenal in action (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger says he will not send Jeff Reine-Adelaide out on loan this season as the youngster must develop at Arsenal.

Olivier Giroud (second right) celebrates scoring Arsenal's first goal against Lyon in the Emirates Cup.

Arsenal racked up the biggest win in Emirates Cup history as they began the two-day pre-season tournament in style by thrashing Lyon 6-0.

Arsenal Ladies manager Pedro Martinez Losa. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Arsenal Ladies boss Pedro Martinez Losa anticipates a difficult test when his side take on Notts County in the Women’s Super League on Sunday (2pm).

Arsenal celebrate with the Community Shield after their 3-0 win over Manchester City in 2014

Arsenal are aiming to retain the FA Community Shield (presented by McDonald’s) when they face London rivals Chelsea on Sunday August 2.

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker celebrates after his team-mate Olivier Gioud scores his side's fourth goal of the FA Cup final against Aston Villa

Per Mertesacker has urged Arsenal to convert their FA Cup consistency into a sustained assault on the Premier League title during the coming season.

Leisure Leagues

Leisure Leagues are launching their first ever five-a-side competition in north London at the start of next month, centred around Islington.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their second goal in the FA Cup final against Aston Villa

Alexis Sanchez is expected to make a swift return to the Arsenal side despite being ruled out of their opening game of the new season.

Monaco defender Ricardo Carvalho(left) challenges Olivier Giroud during the 2014 Emirates Cup

Arsenal return to action on English soil for the first time since their FA Cup triumph when they host the annual Emirates Cup later this month.

Arsenal's new goalkeeper Petr Cech

Petr Cech has assured Arsenal fans that his desire to win more silverware remains as intense as ever after completing his move from Chelsea.

Bob Wilson

Former Arsenal players will take on a celebrity team to raise funds for Bob Wilson’s Willow Foundation charity on Sunday July 5.

Islington Borough Ladies display their trophies

Islington Borough Ladies finished their season on a high as they escaped relegation with a late burst – and picked up two trophies.

Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal celebrates following the FA Cup Final  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal will be aiming for their 11th straight victory over West Ham when they get the new season under way at Emirates Stadium.

Manchester United's Robin van Persie (right) and Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny

“Arsenal need a goalkeeper, a centre back, a holding midfielder and, I’m afraid, a top-quality striker in order to win this league again.” – Thierry Henry, April 2015.

Arsenal celebrate following victory in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Picture: PA/Nick Potts

In our last Arsenal fan column of the season, Alex Bellotti reflects on the Emirate’s FA Cup screening, the past season and the road ahead.

St Mary Magdalene captain Christian Forino (right) and centre back Albert Hicks show off the Islington Gazette Cup

St Mary Magdalene Academy gained revenge for last year’s final with a 3-0 triumph over favourites St Aloysius College to clinch the Islington Gazette Cup for the first time.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge hands the trophy to Mikel Arteta of Arsenal (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims midfielder Mikel Arteta will play a big part in the squad next season at the Emirates.

David Ospina of Arsenal (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he is in no rush to sign a goalkeeper this summer as he has ‘the best in the league’ in David Ospina.

Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal celebrates following the FA Cup Final  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Gunners can go about their own business this summer without spending huge amounts.

Arsenal's Nacho Monreal (centre left) and manager Arsene Wenger (centre right) celebrate with the FA Cup on the Wembley balcony.

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can use their back-to-back FA Cup victories as a springboard to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Hector Bellerin of Arsenal runs with the ball  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Hector Bellerin says he was sure he wanted to leave Barcelona for Arsenal as soon as he was aware of the Gunners’ interest.

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Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

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Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

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