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Arsenal players invite a stunned young mascot to participate in their team photo

Sweet moment Arsenal players invite a stunned young mascot to join their team photo when the other kids run out and he is left alone

  • A confused young mascot was included in the Arsenal team photo on Thursday
  • The friendly gesture made the players welcome the younger ones
  • Before the collision with Olympiacos started, the mascots left the field
  • And one mascot remained completely alone, but left big smiles on the faces of different stars

The Arsenal players gave a young mascot a heart-warming gesture before the Europa League clash with Olympiacos.

The bewildered youngster was invited to join the team for their pre-match photo, with a big smile on the faces of different stars.

And after taking the time to make the mascot day, the men from Mikel Arteta then came from Greece with a zero advantage for the return to the Emirates.

A mascot was invited to participate in Arsenal's pre-match team photo before their collision with Olympiacos

A mascot was invited to participate in Arsenal’s pre-match team photo before their collision with Olympiacos

The two teams reached the field before the kick-off, with each player holding a mascot for the national anthem.

But when both players started performing the usual handshakes, most mascots left the field and left a young fan behind.

The Arsenal players then came into action and asked the mascot to go with them for a few charming photos.

Gabriel Martinelli and Joe Willock sent the young man to them, and Matteo Guendouzi indicated where the mascot should be.

The Arsenal players took action after the youngster remained alone on the field

The Arsenal players took action after the youngster remained alone on the field

The Arsenal players took action after the youngster remained alone on the field

Gary Lineker praised the gesture of the players, where the stars of Arsenal deservedly received much praise

Gary Lineker praised the gesture of the players, where the stars of Arsenal deservedly received a lot of praise

Gary Lineker praised the gesture of the players, where the stars of Arsenal deservedly received much praise

With the pictures taken and the game ready for the start, the young person came to his fellow mascots from the field again.

Gary Lineker described the gesture as ‘beautiful’, whereby the Arsenal players rightly deserved much praise for their selfless action.

The late strike by Alexandre Lacazette assured Arsenal of a slim advantage and a potentially crucial out-goal in the Round of 32 draw – with the return match coming Thursday.

The North London outfit also provided a third consecutive clean slate in another indication of improvement under boss Arteta and the next game Everton on Sunday afternoon.


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