Vinnie ‘gunns’ team to victory

Vinnie Phillips with his dad Paul just before the match kick-off
Vinnie Phillips with his dad Paul just before the match kick-off
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A FAMILY of Arsenal fans saw their dreams come true recently when they stepped out to play a match at the Gunners’ Emirates stadium.

It was a real family affair as brothers Paul and Chris Phillips together with their uncle Gary Allen donned Arsenal’s away kit to play a charity match run by Football Aid.

In addition Paul’s three-year-old son Vinnie was match mascot for the team too. Vinnie has a permanent link to the Gunners - his name is inscribed on one of the stadium’s blocks courtesy of his granddad who sponsored the block during the stadium’s construction.

The family have always been mad Arsenal fans and Chris even works as a trainer with the youth team.

They paid to join the charity match, which is one of numerous matches organised by the charity Football Aid, which helps promote football across the world.

The game on May 6 saw both teams take to the pitch in Arsenal kits with players having paid around £1,000 each to participate.