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Harvey walks out at Wembley with Arsenal star Özil

Harvey walks out the tunnel with Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. Photo by Steve Bardens - The FA/The FA via Getty Images. EMN-140522-101325001

Harvey walks out the tunnel with Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. Photo by Steve Bardens - The FA/The FA via Getty Images. EMN-140522-101325001

A young football fanatic had his dreams come true when he got to walk out in front of 90,000 fans at the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Harvey Chesterman, 10, won a competition to be a mascot for the final between Arsenal and Hull City on Saturday and was the envy of all his friends when strolled onto the pitch with Arsenal’s German midfield star Mesut Özil.

He was watched from the stands by his dad Robin and mum Elaine, who originally entered him as a surprise in the FA’s Dare to Dream competition.

Despite being a Peterborough United fan and wanting former player and hero George Boyd, who now plays for Hull City, as his walk out player, Harvey, who lives in Walkers Field, King’s Cliffe, had the time of his life.

Mum Elaine said: “It was just tremendous for him stepping out in front of a packed crowd.

“He said Mesut Özil was very nice and said to him ‘let’s do this buddy’ before going onto the pitch. For a little boy who’s 10-years-old, it’s just a dream come true for him.

“For me it was very emotional seeing him come out and his face on the big screen.”

Harvey was also in the presence of Prince William and singer Leona Lewis as they greeted the players at the line-up. Arsenal went on to win the match 3-2.

 

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