Maxwell Thompson from Maidstone in Kent was Arsenal's mascot for the FA Cup tie at Bolton Wanderers on 28 January, 2006.

The eight-year-old met the Arsenal squad before the match and led the team out at the Reebok Stadium before having his picture taken with Arsenal's England international defender, Sol Campbell. Unfortunately, Arsenal lost 1-0 following Stelios Giannakopoulos' late winner.

In his spare time Maxwell enjoys playing football and golf and owns a dog called 'Misty'. Maxwell's favourite player is Thierry Henry.

"I play football for Bearsted Rangers," revealed Maxwell. "We are winning the league and are beating the second placed team by 17 points. I have scored 4 goals this season from the right wing. In the school holidays I go to Grass Roots Arsenal soccer school."


 

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