As part of Arsenal Football Club's celebrations of its final season at Highbury, the Club is commemorating 'Goal Celebrations Day' at this evening's game.

Joining us at the Club's second themed matchday of the season is Christopher Wreh who was with the Club from 1997-2000 and who is famed for his memorable acrobatic goal celebrations which will be shown on the Club's big screens tonight.

Christopher Wreh will be interviewed live before kick-off about his memories of Highbury and will celebrate this evening's matchday theme which remembers some of Highbury's memorable goal celebrations, from Charlie George's famous celebration from the 1970/71 'double' winning season to Thierry Henry's modern-day dedication to his newborn baby girl Téa.

Tonight's themed matchday forms part of a wide range of activities taking place to celebrate Arsenal's Final Season at Highbury, nostalgically termed The Final Salute.

Tonight the old wooden scoreboard, which corresponds to lettered fixtures on the back of the matchday programme, will make a welcome return.  Many of the Club's supporters who were asked about their fondest memories of Highbury recalled the Club's old scoreboard and the anxious wait to see their rivals' half-time scores.

Members of 'The Arsenal', the Club's membership scheme, will be invited to enter competitions over the season to operate the half-time scoreboard and recreate a moment of Highbury's glorious 93-year history.

The supporters club representative and the peanut seller will also come back for this evening's game and will be regular features in the Club's recreation of Highbury of old.


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22 Aug 2005