“I was working in an academic institution in London -…

“I was working in an academic institution in London – King’s College London. I had a lot of English friends, Arsenal was a huge part of what it was like to be a single guy in London in the early 1990s. I had a great time – worked hard and played hard. 

”(On match days) it would start at about 11:00, you’d have a good full English breakfast to line the stomach, went to a fantastic old pub called the Moray Arms, a couple of pints of Guinness then walked to the ground. Get back there after the game for a couple more pints! 

“I always felt a special buzz and surge coming into Highbury. You’d come up the stairs and then see the field – it was unreal. 

“The Emirates is a fantastic stadium, but it was so close – you had 38,000 people making lots of noise. I was here when Tony Adams scored when we won the league in 1998 so a lot of happy memories, and not so happy memories!” 

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