A dream come true for St Ives youngster as he leads out his favourite team Arsenal
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St Ives youngster Lall Swales was selected from more than 34,000 Junior Gunners to be Arsenal’s mascot against Manchester United on Sunday.
Seven-year-old Lall was lucky enough to meet Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger and enter Arsenal’s changing room where he met the entire Arsenal squad including his favourite player Mesut Ozil.
The lucky Junior Gunner then led the teams onto the Emirates pitch.
Football-mad Lall walked out in front of nearly 60,000 supporters and enjoyed the 2-0 victory against Manchester United from his seats.
Lall said: “I got to meet my all the players and to even kick the ball around on the pitch with Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and Gunnarsuarus. I even had my name on the team list at number 10 which is my number for St Ives Rangers White Sox U8s.”
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Lall’s dad Wayne, added: “The whole experience was the amazing and Lall was treated as a VIP from the moment we arrived, the day is something as a family we will remember forever and can’t thank the club for making this happen.”
In addition to being in with a chance to be a matchday mascot, the Junior Gunners is a great way for children to make new friends. There are a number of great benefits to being a member including access to reduced price tickets for first team matches, as well as various events, competitions and quizzes held throughout the season.
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The Junior Gunner Membership is open to fans aged 0 to 16. To become a member, call 0844 277 3625 or sign up through: http://alwaysaheadofthegame.com/junior.