The Queen: Arsenal hold minute's silence midway through Europa League match in tribute to Her Majesty

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Arsenal paid respect to Queen Elizabeth II with a minute's silence prior to the second half of their Europa League match at FC Zurich on Thursday.

The Royal Family announced Her Majesty had passed away peacefully at the age of 96 at her Balmoral residence on Thursday, with the news coming while the Gunners' match was taking place in Switzerland.

Arsenal emerged for the second half of the contest wearing black armbands before a minute's silence was held in advance of the match's resumption.

The club also paid tribute with a statement on their website, which read: "Everyone at Arsenal Football Club is saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

"Her Majesty gave remarkable service over eight decades to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and we join together with so many around the world in mourning her passing and wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family."