Mascot Jack steps out with the Gunners

WIGAN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03:  Robin van Persie with the Arsenal mascot before the match the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal at DW Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Wigan, England.  (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

WIGAN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Robin van Persie with the Arsenal mascot before the match the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal at DW Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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Lucky 10-year-old Junior Gunner Jack Isaac from Boroughbridge was chosen at random to be Arsenal’s mascot for their Premier League game against Wigan Athletic two weeks ago.

On Saturday December 3 at The DW Stadium, football-mad Jack led out the team and met some of his favourite players including skipper Robin van Persie.

Being a member of Arsenal’s junior supporter’s club, the Junior Gunners, gave Jack the once in a lifetime chance of not only walking the team out onto the pitch at The DW Stadium and meeting his heroes, but also bagging players’ autographs and a brand new Arsenal kit too.

Jack was clearly delighted to have been selected: “I can’t believe I was chosen. There are thousands of kids who are Junior Gunners and it’s a dream come true to be the club’s mascot.

“I had such a great time and it was awesome to meet all my favourite players, especially the captain van Persie who scored too!”

Robin van Persie, pictured with Jack, said: “It was great to meet Jack at The DW Stadium, ahead of Saturday’s match.

“We all hope that he had a great day out and enjoyed the action and especially the win!”

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Sue Campbell, manager of the Junior Gunners said: “We were delighted to offer Jack the chance to be our mascot for the Wigan game. This is one of the many occasions throughout the year where our Junior Gunners get the opportunity to meet their heroes, and it is always a memorable day”.