PHOTOS: Arsenal train at the Emirates - Sanchez and Chambers pictured

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal held an open training session at the Emirates stadium today - here are some of the best photos from the event.

The Arsenal squad have been taking part in an open-training session at the Emirates today.

As part of a special treat for members of the football club, they have been granted access to watch the Gunners’ squad train as the Premier League season draws closer.

It was a chance of Arsenal fans to catch glimpses of their new signings, Alexis Sanchez and Calum Chambers, in training and to see the rest of the squad put through their paces.

Arsene Wenger watched on as his side partook in a range of drills and fitness exercises to give the supporters of the club a rare insight into what goes on on the training pitch.

It happens before one of the most anticipated seasons at Arsenal in recent times.

The arrival of Sanchez has created an upbeat mood around the club and the expectation that further big name additions could be made signals an end to the stringent approach that Arsene Wenger has taken over recent years.

There is now a feeling that the Gunners could make a challenge for the title – with the squad packed with quality for the first time in a long while.

Wenger is understood to still be on the hunt for a striker, but the emergence of Joel Campbell has excited the fans as has the development of Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in recent times.

That positive atmosphere could be felt at the training session, too, where there was a carnival atmosphere created by some of the club’s most loyal fans.

Here are some of the best pictures from the session which took place today.

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