Queen an Arsenal fan

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By The Telegraph Online in London
  • Published 24.04.07

London: Arsenal’s season has been a disappointment on the pitch but at least it seems they can still count on the support of the Queen.

According to a newspaper report on Monday, the 81-year-old Queen Elizabeth, like her late mother, has been a keen follower of the Gunners for 50 years.

Players and officials of the north London club were invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace in February after the Queen had to pull out of opening their new Emirates Stadium in October because of a bad back.

The newspaper has quoted Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas as saying that the Queen had told him she was a fan. “It seems the Queen follows football and she told us she was an Arsenal fan,” he said.

An unnamed senior royal source also confirms in the articlethat she supports the club.