Junior Gunners Playing on the Pitch 2011

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JGs Playing on the Pitch 2011

On Sunday May 15th, following the last Arsenal Home game of the season against Aston Villa, 20 Junior Gunners assembled excitedly at the Emirates stadium after winning the opportunity to emulate their heroes and play on the pitch.

The lucky few had entered an online draw open to JG's aged 8-12 years to win this fantastic opportunity.
After the final whistle and the players ‘lap of appreciation' they gathered on the pitch and were split into teams for a 5-a-side tournament.

Cheered on by their watching parents even Gunnersaurus got in on the act, showing off his footballing skills and making some great saves in goal.

And as an extra special surprise Robin Van Persie and Alex Song suddenly appeared back from the dressing room with their sons, Shaquille and Nolan and they all eagerly joined in the fun! Shaquille showed he has his dad's eye for goal, chipping in with a few of his own and Nolan also showed he has some silky skills. Alex Song said "my boy is obsessed with football. He wakes up and wants to play, and he gets home and wants to play - it's not normal"! Well we JG's think this is perfectly normal!

Judging by the big smiles on their faces this was definitely a dream come true for all involved - to play on the pitch at The Emirates, with 2 of their heroes and maybe even score a goal or 2 themselves!


25 May 2011