Sunday, May 13
What an exciting finish to the season! I was over the moon we won at 3-2 at The Hawthorns and clinched the very important third spot. After a great start to the match with an early goal from Yossi, we went 2-1 down and things got a little nervy. I certainly had butterflies in my tummy! Andre then made it 2-2, and Laurent finished it off with a great third goal. That means we secured the victory and the points we needed to finish third and get automatic Champions League qualification.
My friends the Baggy Birds strutted their stuff during match – they always make me laugh!
Saturday, May 19
Over 400 Junior Gunners came to the stadium to camp on the pitch overnight. At 4pm everyone came to Emirates Stadium and boy were there - many excited little faces!
It was there to meet and greet all the boys and girls as they arrived for an evening of fun and games. We also had football on the pitch later that evening, and the Arsenal community staff coached all the 400 JGs. I bet many of them learnt a lot!
When the football activities were over we got some food to fill up after all that exercising. Later in the evening we watched the Champions League final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich. I thought it was a very entertaining match!
After all of that excitement with extra time and penalties it was time to get ready for bed. At about 11.30pm we all went down to the pitch, where there 200 tents were put up. They made out a number one, two and five to celebrate 125 years of our great club. We then had our picture taken from the upper tier of the stadium.
Afterwards it was time to settle down for the evening - but it took a good few hours before we all went to sleep, everyone was so excited about their day at the Emirates! Roll call the next morning was at 7.30am followed by breakfast, before the mums and dads arrived to take everyone home.
Friday, May 25
I went to Emirates Stadium to meet a group of young achievers. They came to collect their certificates and have a tour of the stadium. I think they liked it! They seemed like a great group of kids.
Sunday, May 27
I had an early start as I was off to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge for a corporate fun day. There I met my old friend Stamford the Lion. The day was packed with activities and two former Chelsea and Arsenal players, Kerry Dixon and Nigel Winterburn, were there. Stuart Taylor, the former Arsenal goalkeeper, even took part in a penalty shoot-out!
Although the season is over for now, there are busy times ahead for me. Coming up I have a game at Borehamwood against Chelsea for Arsenal Ladies and I am heading to the South East for the Essex Supporters Fun Day.
Bye for now,
Big hugs from GunnerCopyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 31 May 2012