Arsenal Soccer Schools Dubai shoots off with Barca

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Pupils from Arsenal Soccer Schools Dubai and FCB Escola line up ahead of their series of friendly matches at 7he Sevens. (Getty Images)
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The matches consisted of four seven a side matches, with two teams from the 9 to 10 age group and two from the 11-12 section. (Getty Images)
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The fixtures come just a month after the two clubs met on the biggest stage in Europe, the Champions League, where FC Barcelona ran out 6-3 winners over two legs as Lionel Messi ran riot at the Camp Nou. (Getty Images)
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Arsenal's students are trained in the same way as the club's first team, with the emphasis on developing technical skills and a passion for the game, an ethos shared by FC Barcelona's famed youth academy. (Getty Images)
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Arsenal Soccer Schools are also offering four day intensive summer camps for kids aged between nine and sixteen at Ahdaaf Sport Camps in Al Quoz, from July 11 to 21. (Getty Images)
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Gareth Hamilton, head coach, said that he was delighted that his pupils had the chance to showcase their newly developed skills, and added that it was 'very satisfying' to see them demonstrate the progress they had made over the year. (Getty Images)