Arsenal star Debuchy gets to know club’s youngest fans

Millie Patrick, 2, with Arsenal star Debuchy

Millie Patrick, 2, with Arsenal star Debuchy - Credit: Alan Walter

Arsenal star Mathieu Debuchy surprised 200 of the club’s youngest fans at a special event.

The French defender joined young Gunners, aged from 0 to four, during a play day at the Emirates Stadium earlier this month.

Millie Patrick, 2, got her photo taken with the footballer, who took time out to get snapped with all the youngsters.

Children were also entertained by soft playtime, a bouncy castle, a slide, craft areas, face painting and were even taught some skills by Arsenal Soccer Schools.

Millie’s mother, Rani, said: “We had a fantastic day with amazing activities.

“A cheeky cuddle from Debuchy made Millie so happy. Can’t wait for next year.”

The Arsenal and France star added: “This is my first Junior Gunner event and I really enjoyed having the opportunity to meet the parents and children – I have young children myself and I know how much they already love football.

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“It was a pleasure to be there and enjoy the event.

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