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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's game against Aston Villa.

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!”

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