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Determined Gunners fan meets his heroes

Determined Gunners fan meets his heroes
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Many fans run alongside their football club’s team bus trying to catch a glimspe of their heroes.

But one determined Arsenal supporter proved his commitment to his team by keeping up with the bus for 5 miles as the Gunners made their way through the streets of Hanoi in Vietnam – much to the amusement of the first team squad who are in the country as part of their pre-season tour of Asia.

At one point the avid supporter even hitched a ride on a motorcycle to continue the pursuit.

His dedication to his team eventually paid off as team decided to reward his efforts and stopped the bus to let him on.

Exhausted but wearing a smile that could sell toothpaste the fan shook hands with the players who kindly posed for photographs.

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny said: “We had a great time, he looked delighted and it should be a message for all of you guys that if you really want to pursue your dreams it can happen and that’s what happened to him today.”

Arsenal’s long-serving coach Arsene Wenger joined in on the fun also and signed the supporter’s shirt before he left the bus.

It didn’t end there for the devoted supporter, later he was invited to lead the team out onto the pitch before the Londoners thrashed Vietnam’s national team 7-1.