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First the odd couple
Then the explanation
Don’t forget your Per-jamas!
On Saturday, 400 lucky young Arsenal fans will be gearing up for a night to remember as they camp out overnight on the Emirates Stadium pitch.
To assist in the preparations, defender Per Mertesacker and team-mate Gervinho gamely donned their pyjamas and dressing gowns to test drive the sleeping conditions on offer for the ultimate sleepover.
This unique and fun-packed event, attended by Junior Gunners* aged between 7 and 12 years old, includes the chance to play on the pitch overseen by qualified coaches, eat post-match dinner up on the Club Level hospitality tier and watch the Champions League final before lights out and the big sleepover begins.
While sat tent-side, Mertesacker commented: “At 6ft 5, the tent was slightly on the small side for me, it was far more suited to Gervinho! On the whole though I was very comfortable, and it was nice to have my very own Gunnersaurus to settle down with. It will be a really fun and exciting night, if I can get a specially adaptable tent maybe I’ll try to sneak in and join the fun!”
SOURCE: Official Arsenal Website
We don’t like this explanation. It’s not nearly silly enough. Can we instead opt to imagine the odd pairing to be on a European vacation, traveling in a beat-up caravan sampling the local cuisine in each country they visit?
There’s got to be a TV programme idea in there somehow!