Friday, May 01, 2009
Do you want to see what Arshavin’s footprint looks like?
By 1970’s Gooner
1989 was a historic year for Arsenal Football Club. It was the year that Arsenal won the League Championship at Anfield with that remarkable last minute, “up for grabs”, goal scored by Mickey Thomas.
It is now 2009, 20 years later and Arsenal have decided to celebrate that feat by also helping its chosen charity of the season, Teenage Cancer Trust.
So they chose four of the 1989 stars and three of the current crop of the Arsenal squad to provide their footprints which will go on sale to raise money for the charity.
The imprints are currently being auctioned via a dedicated website www.arsenalimprints.co.uk/afc
Alongside Arshavin’s imprint, other first team players who are taking part include French playmaker Samir Nasri and young exciting midfielder, Jack Wilshere.
Amongst the legends from the Anfield ’89 team were Nigel Winterburn, Lee Dixon, Alan Smith and Perry Groves.
The imprints will be framed and themed yellow and blue so that they will complement the 20th anniversary of this legendary season.
1989 was also a historic year for another reason. It is the year my son was born….