Samuel Hutchings from Colindale was Arsenal's mascot for the Premiership encounter with West Ham United on February 1, 2006.

The 11-year-old met the Arsenal squad before the match and led the team out at Highbury before having his picture taken with Arsenal's all-time highest goal-scorer, Thierry Henry.

Unfortunately, The Gunners lost 3-2 but the game saw Henry overtake Cliff Bastin's long-standing record of 150 league goals for the Gunners, with fellow french international, Robert Pires scoring the other Arsenal goal.

In his spare time Samuel enjoys watching Arsenal,playing football and reading. Samuel's favourite player is Dennis Bergkamp.

"I play centre back for my school team and I play football at any opportunity," said Samuel. "I also enjoy playing on my PSP and PS2 where Pro Evolution soccer is my favourite game."

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9 Feb 2006