Search

East Finchley fan meets Santi Cazorla and Arsenal heroes at Emirates Stadium

13:30 26 February 2013

Young Gunner Calvin Da Cruz with Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla ahead of Saturday

Young Gunner Calvin Da Cruz with Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla ahead of Saturday's game against Aston Villa.

2013 The Arsenal Football Club Plc

A lucky East Finchley boy enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime chance to walk onto the pitch with his footballing heroes before Arsenal’s match at the weekend.

Wessex Gardens Primary School pupil Calvin Da Cruz, seven, who lives in Norfolk Close, was chosen at random from 25,000 young Arsenal fans to be the Gunners’ mascot for their 2-1 Premier League victory over Aston Villa on Saturday (February 23).

As a member of Arsenal’s junior supporter’s club, known as the Junior Gunners, Calvin walked out in front of a packed house at the Emirates Stadium before kick-off and met the players ahead of the game.

The youngster also bagged players’ autographs and a brand new Arsenal kit.

He said: “Getting to meet all the players was the best part of the day, especially Santi Cazorla who scored both of Arsenal’s goals!”

Spanish midfielder Cazorla said: “I really enjoyed meeting Calvin ahead of the Villa match, and it was good to see how excited he was to get a behind-the-scenes look at how things work on a matchday.

“I hope he had a memorable day and most importantly enjoyed the win!”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

08:00
Ammar Chomoko

Ammar Chomoko, 31, took over from his father as owner of Highgate Stationers and Printers in Highgate Village five years ago.

Yesterday, 12:55
The YouGov webpage about the Ham&High

You are Mercedes-Benz drivers who are arrogant, introverted, curious and daydreamers!

Yesterday, 12:39
Bob Warnock outside the Royal Courts of Justice after the verdict was handed down

The superintendent of Hampstead Heath said he was pleased the outcome of the dams project judicial review has provided “clarity” – and he insisted it will “enhance” the landscape.

Yesterday, 12:11
Members of the Heath swimming associations outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Picture: Polly Hancock

Opponents of the Hampstead Heath dams project insist the fight is not over after losing their High Court challenge – and they are set to lobby the environment secretary and Camden Council.

Most read news

The comedian returned to his home town for the prestigious award ceremony.

The helicopter crashed through the roof of the Clutha pub.

Twitter sat back and watched as the world went bargain-hunting crazy on Black Friday.

There was definitely something buzzing at JCB when he delivered his immigration speech.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition