Gunnersaurus Blog

Hey everyone

I hope you are all ok! Here’s what I’ve been up to during the last few weeks:

Monday, February 23
I attended a Premier League Schools Tournament today taking place at Market Road in Islington. Over 20 local schools were taking part, with the winning school representing Arsenal in the national finals at White Hart Lane in May. I went around to each pitch to meet the teams and have some pictures taken. Today the under-11s’ age group was in action.

Tuesday, February 24
I was back at Market Road again today for day two of the tournament and this time it was the turn of the under-13 girls. I stayed around for the final after all of the group matches had been played and had my picture with the winning team.

Wednesday, February 25
Arsenal 1-3 AS Monaco
What a bad start to our Champions League last 16 game against AS Monaco. I met the two teams before heading off to Club Level to meet the fans up there before kick-off. We now have a lot to do for the second leg in two weeks’ time.

Thursday, February 26
I met a young fan from Dublin today called Harry who was at the game last night. He was with his Dad so I popped out to meet them as they were doing their stadium tour. I gave Harry a few bits to take home with him and hung around to meet some of the other guests doing their tours.

Saturday, February 28
Today I went to a birthday party for another Harry. He was six and he invited some of his school mates and myself along to play football at the local Power League facility. We all had a great time with pizza and birthday cake later on.

Sunday, March 1
Arsenal 2-0 Everton
Today our media team strapped a camera to my neck so I could record everything that went on as I go through my match day routine. First was to meet the mascots and the two teams as they arrived. I then went pitchside for a few pictures with competition winners before walking around the perimeter meeting the fans prior to kick-off. At half-time it was time to face three young fans in the penalty shootout. I can't wait to see it again on film! Straight after the final whistle it was off to Box Level for a birthday surprise, then down to Club Level for some more birthday requests.

Wednesday, March 4
QPR 1 Arsenal 2
Another three points tonight at Loftus Road. Two second-half goals from Olivier and Alexis gave us that all important win to keep us in the hunt for a Champions League place.

Sunday, March 8
Off to Hampstead today to meet Zak and Oliver who were having a joint birthday party. I came loaded with gifts for all the children and after they came back from football training I was waiting to surprise them all. We went outside into the garden where I showed off all of my football skills and we had a penalty shootout as well. There were lots of pictures taken and a big football birthday cake.

Monday, March 9
The FA Cup sixth round was tonight away at Old Trafford. The boys played really well and came away with a 2-1 victory - and Danny scored the winner against his old club. We now play Reading in the semi-final at Wembley in April. Wembley, Wembley, we’re the famous Arsenal and we’re going to Wembley!!!

Wednesday, March 11
It was Club Day today so I went along to the training ground to referee two games of table Tennis. Both games were exciting to referee – and you’ll find out soon who won! They also asked me to do a little bit of filming with Chuba, Nacho and Alexis so look out for our celebrations on the website.

Saturday, March 14
Arsenal 3-0 West Ham United
Before the start of today's game it was Gunner Cam again with a camera strapped to me to record all of the events. First it was meeting the players as they arrived. It was nice to see Alex Song again and he gave me a big cuddle (although he now plays for West Ham).

I walked around the pitch, then at half-time it was time for the penalty shootout. At the final whistle I went up to Box Level for a couple of birthday requests meeting lots of fans on the way.

Will catch up with you all then
Big hugs from Gunner