The Junior Gunners Team are sorry to report that our traditional festive party with the Arsenal first team squad will not be taking place this year, due to the number of fixtures taking place over the Christmas period.

To ensure our young members are able to attend, the event needs to take place during the Christmas school holidays, between Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, January 5. This year the Gunners have five matches over that period, starting against Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday, December 23 and ending with an FA Cup third round fixture on Saturday, January 4. That’s a match every three days.

Arsène Wenger’s team will need two full days between each game to prepare for the next fixture. This unfortunately means that there is not a suitable date on which to hold the party this year.

With the Junior Gunners celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, there are tons of special activities taking place for the Junior Gunners in the coming months including a festive themed screening of Manchester City v Arsenal on Saturday 14 December. Click here for more details. 

Stay close to www.arsenal.com/juniorgunners and your email newsletters for details.

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