This is Ethan's story, winner of one of our VIP family ticket competitions.
"I was so excited when I heard that I had won a Junior Gunners prize. I decided that my friend Thomas, my nan and my uncle Trev would go with me.
We arrived at Emirates Stadium in plenty of time to take photos outside. This was my FIRST proper match and it was even more magical at night under the floodlights.
We checked in at the media entrance and was taken down to see the Arsenal coach arrive which felt very special. Just before the team arrived we bumped into Charlie George, my nan's teenage hero. He even gave her a kiss on the cheek! Thomas and I played with Gunnersaurus and Filbert from Leicester and even danced the floss with them. The Leicester team arrived first and then ARSENAL arrived, it was fantastic seeing the players so close.
We were then taken inside, past the players dressing rooms through the tunnel and onto the pitch. WOW! I felt just like an Arsenal player. The atmosphere was brilliant under those bright floodlights, we had photos taken with Gunnersaurus and then a photo with Lichtensteiner and goalie Leno, they were really nice.
After a little while, we were led out to find our seats and spent the £25 food and drink voucher and ate while the teams were warming up. I was getting more and more excited, so was Thomas.
The game was great. I was wearing my brand new Arsenal shirt with Aubameyang and number 14 on the back, it was fantastic that he came on and scored two goals. I did loads of shouting and cheering’ Red Army, Red Army’. We all had a brilliant time.
After the match, we went into the shop and I spent my prize gift voucher on a fold up Arsenal scooter which I love!
What an experience! One that I will never forget. Thank you Junior Gunners."
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