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Arsenal fans get the chance to follow in the footsteps of their heroes



For football fans young and old, the idea of emulating their heroes and scoring a vital goal on their team’s hallowed turf is the stuff of which only dreams are made.  Now, thanks to Europcar, the official car and van rental partner of Arsenal Football Club, Arsenal fans have the opportunity to make that dream a reality with the announcement of the Europcar Cup Five-A-Side Tournament. It takes place at Emirates Stadium, 27th May 2015, with Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour, on hand for team-talks as well as presenting the Cup.

Four teams of fans will be invited to pull on their boots and take centre-stage in the home of their footballing idols.  They will even be able to get ready for the game in the Emirates Stadium changing rooms and receive a pre-match briefing in the dug-out. All they have to do to be in with a chance of winning a squad number is enter a social media competition hosted by Europcar.

“This unique experience is guaranteed to make our winners the envy of their friends and fellow supporters for a very long time,” said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group. “Entering couldn’t be easier and gives Arsenal fans from right across the UK an equal chance of stepping onto the pitch at the Emirates.”

All fans need to do to enter is tweet an image containing the hashtag #EuropcarCup, of themselves in their Arsenal shirt.  Four lucky winners will be selected from the entries enabling them each to bring five of their friends to play with them at the Emirates. Winners will be announced by 20th May 2015.

The four fans teams, picked from the social media competition, will be joined by a team of Arsenal bloggers, another team consisting of travel and sports journalists, and a team chosen from one of Arsenal’s many dazzling supporters’ clubs. Transportation to and from the ground will also be taken care of, courtesy of Europcar’s Shuttle Service, allowing teams to relax and focus on the big day ahead.


“We’re already looking forward to seeing Arsenal fans sending in their pictures for a chance to win,” concluded Ken McCall. “The winning entries will have the chance to emulate their heroes this May.”


To find out more about the competition visit @EuropcarSport on Twitter.  Closing date for entries is 5pm, 8th April 2015.




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