Youngster lives the Arsenal dream with his heroes Ozil and Oxlade-Chamberlain

Hero: Oliver Gray meets Arsenal hot shot Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Hero: Oliver Gray meets Arsenal hot shot Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

First published in Sport Croydon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Editor

Leatherhead junior Gunner Oliver Gray got to mix it with his heroes after being selected as the Arsenal mascot ahead of the FA Cup clash against Everton.

The nine-year-old was chosen at random from 30,000 young Arsenal fans to walk out onto the Emirates stadium pitch with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The youngster said: “It was brilliant to have been chosen to be the mascot and to walk the team out onto the pitch, especially for a FA Cup match against Everton.

"I got to meet loads of players, it was really exciting.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain enjoyed meeting Oliver too. He said: “It was great to meet Oliver ahead of our game with Everton. He was really excited and such a passionate young supporter, it was good to see.”

For information on the Junior Gunners and becoming an Arsenal mascot visit alwaysaheadofthegame.com/junior

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