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Queen Elizabeth’s Arsenal

by | 23rd, April 2007

queen.jpg“GOD Save our gracious team, long live our noble team, God save our team…”

A song to warm the cockles as Arsenal fans wake up to the news that no less a person than Her Majesty the Queen supports the Gunners.

In the Sun’s front-page news (“QUEEN: I SUPPORT ARSENAL”), readers learn that Her Majesty is a follower of the London giants.

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabreagas, a Spaniard by design, tells us: “It seems the Queen follows football and she told us she was an Arsenal fan. She appeared to definitely know who I was and we exchanged a few special words.”

Rightly what was staid in the Queen’s chambers stays in the Queen’s chambers.

All we can reveals is that, as is often the way with football fans, support runs along family lines and the Queen’s late mother was also a fan of the Gunners.

All hail the “GUNN EIIR S” says the Sun. And readers thrill to the news that Liz has followed the Arsenal for many a long season. As a “senior Royal source” tells us: “Her Majesty has been fond of the Arsenal for over 50 years.”

And: “Her late mother was a self-confessed Gooner, due largely to her admiration of their former player Dennis Compton.”


And so it is that Her Majesty joins a long and illustrious line of Arsenal fans. As the Sun reports, The Queen is now in the company of her EastEnders’ namesake Barbara Windsor, favoured jockey Frankie Dettori, Joan Collins and Osama bin Laden.


Phil Collins supports Tottenham Hotspurs.

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