Kensal Rise schoolboy picked as Arsenal mascot meets Mesut Ozil

Christopher Guerra with Arsenal's new signing Mesut Ozil

Christopher Guerra with Arsenal's new signing Mesut Ozil - Credit: Arsenal FC via Getty Images

A schoolboy from Kensal Rise was chosen randomly from more than 30,000 young Arsenal fans to act as the club’s mascot last week.

Christopher Guerra, a member of Junior Gunners, Arsenal’s junior supporter’s club, meet his football heroes including the club’s record signing £42.5million player Mesut Ozil before their away match to Sunderland last weekend.

The 11-year-old walked out with the team onto the pitch and also bagged players’ autographs and a brand new Arsenal kit.

It was double celebration for Christopher as Arsenal won 3-1.

He said: “It was brilliant to have been chosen to be the mascot and to walk the team out onto the pitch.

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“I got to meet loads of players, including Ozil on his debut, which made it extra special.”

For information on the Junior Gunners and becoming an Arsenal mascot visit

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