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Highbury Vibrancy! - Show your true colours


Our match against Manchester City a week on Sunday (February 1) has been designated as a 'Fans' Day' here at Highbury - giving all supporters a

chance to show your true colours and sing for a win.


Supporters are encouraged to wear red and also to participate in a number of activities with the aim of enhancing stadium atmosphere and fans' participation at matches.


A group of supporters approached the Club to discuss ideas in the hope that the fabled Highbury Library can be transformed into a more lively Highbury.


There have also been regular discussions at our Fans' Forums as to how matchdays can become more atmospheric occasions.


Amongst the events taking place will be:


Karaoke in the North Bank

The North Bank faithful will have the chance to sing their favourite tunes in the build up to the match, warming up for a full Highbury chorus from the

terraces as kick-off approaches. We'll also provide song-sheets.


Half-time Henry

Popular opera singer, Tony Henry, will provide half-time entertainment singing terrace favourites including Dean Martin's 'Volare' - the tune to

'Vieira' of course.


Dress to Impress

Images of supporters' participation during the day will be shown on the Jumbotrons and if you can catch the eye as being particularly committed to

your Gunners colours, you could win a player's warm up shirt!


The players, more than anyone, understand the importance of creating a great atmosphere at Highbury - the supporters can be the team's twelfth man.


Gunners skipper Patrick Vieira is right behind the initiative: "One of the great things about English football is the atmosphere you get at matches. As

players, when you can really hear the support from the stands it is definitely an inspiration and I can honestly say that the louder the Arsenal

fans are the better - and I know that's the opinion of all of the lads.


"Sometimes I know it is suggested that Highbury is not one of the country's loudest stadiums but when the atmosphere is good here, there's nowhere

better and any ways of making matchdays livelier and louder here at Highbury are a great idea in my opinion."



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