However, while Arteta broke down in tears and Rosicky was handed a silver cannon for his 10 years of service, it was the Arsenal players’ kids who really stole the show.
While their parents took part in the lap around the pitch and applauded the club’s fans, several of the players’ kids ran riot in the centre circle.
Santi Cazorla, Petr Cech, Arteta and Francis Coquelin were all represented by their children who took part in one of the cutest kickabouts in Premier League history.
And it’s fair to say, Cazorla’s son has some serious tekkers as he stripped the ball from Gunners midfielder Coquelin before going on a brilliant run.
Skip to 1.46 to see the youngsters take over:
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We can only hope all these young kids are part of Arsenal’s youth system.
Nothing like keeping it in the family, eh?