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King Henry Meets The Queen

After the Queen's no show at the grand opening of Ashburton Grove due to being side lined through a back injury, Her Majesty returned to the side today and invited Wenger and his merry men for tea at the palace.

After a brief tour of the Queen's digs, Henry introduced Her Majesty to the mighty Arsenal squad and playing staff.

The Queen decided to play host to the Gooners after she was left 'disapointed' at not being able to attend the official opening.

A spokesperson said, 'The Queen was disappointed about not being able to officially open the new Arsenal stadium due to her back strain, especially as so much effort had been put in by so many people behind the scenes. Her Majesty therefore decided to host a tea at Buckingham Palace to thank those involved in the project for all their hard work and to have a chance to meet some of those she would have seen on the day.'

Amongst the surreal scenes we're Manu Eboue getting friendly with one of the Queen's hounds, and the hysterical image of Johan Djourou, suited & booted in the home of the Queen of England drinking his tea with a spoon.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 15 2007

Time: 8:54PM

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Bet she got on like the proverbial blazing house with mad Jens, what with the shared Teutonic heritage!!, BTW anyone heard anything about Billy yet?? what the hell is going on?, we demand answers!, they've had the same guff on for aeons.
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15/02/2007 21:07:00

Gallas has been back in training for a few weeks now. Wenger just isn't risking him at the moment because he wants to make sure he is 100%!!
Ashburton Gooner
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15/02/2007 21:33:00

I hope Adebayor danced for the queen!! She would have thought some lunatic had sneaked into the palace!!
Ashburton Gooner
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15/02/2007 21:34:00

hahahahahaha, thats class mate i cant wait to see that it sounds hilarious,
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15/02/2007 22:27:00

Hail Arsenal. Long Live Arsenal.What a grand song to sing at the. Buckingham Palace. Not to show disrespect or anything but this is showing true loyalty and passion for something one really adores.
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15/02/2007 23:18:00

"Arsenal's stars make history as they become the first football club to be invited to a reception at the royal residence." The Royal Family are rightfully proud of such an outstanding bastion of English values. Privately, The Queen fears that the influx of foreign investors to the Premiership is eroding English values and that the last time the very fabric of our nation was in such mortal danger was in 1939. Fear not Ma'am, you can rely on Arsenal to protect the sacredness of our English values in the English Premiership.
Lex touched me.
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15/02/2007 23:51:00

Apparently Mer Maj asked Arsene what he thought of her privvate art collection, but Le Boss told her he 'hadn't seen it' ;-) »»Arsene Knows««
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16/02/2007 00:28:00

* Her Maj; private.
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16/02/2007 00:28:00

Awesome. What else is there to say? ;)
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16/02/2007 01:22:00

Pictures of the event may be?
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16/02/2007 03:13:00

I hope the queen remembered to bow.....
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16/02/2007 03:36:00

Thanks HK_Gunner for the look how nervous some of them look especially the young ones who look to have no idea how to act in the situation. Hleb and Rosicky in the last picture are classic hahaha
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16/02/2007 04:10:00

Oooo, thanks for the link, HK_Gunner! Haha, is it me or are the gunners all donning very fashionable ties? x)
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16/02/2007 05:37:00

And I hear that the Queen also told Arsene that Spurs, United and Chelsea are s_h_i_t_e too. She often wears a Bergkamp replica kit under her floral dresses too, rumour has it.
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16/02/2007 05:39:00

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16/02/2007 08:40:00

Happy Birthday Denilson and like other goons I wish you a great and successful year ahead.

On such occassions can we have a seperate Vital Arsenal article where we all can post our wishes.
Barnet Gooner
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16/02/2007 10:20:00

What a privilege it must have been for the Queen to meet some people who actually work for their enormous wealth.
Little Dutch
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16/02/2007 11:10:00

talk about playing it cool, baptista in the 3rd picture!!! bet he doesnt even know where he is!!!
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16/02/2007 12:57:00

aparently we are changin our name to Royal Arsenal !!!
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16/02/2007 13:14:00

Hmm..I think I read a commentary somewhere that we used to be called Royal Arsenal. Hmm..I'll have to look it up. Sounds good though. x)
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16/02/2007 13:24:00

Some player called Gallas in the squad tomorrow. Not heard of him, is he another one of Wenger's youngsters?
Little Dutch
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16/02/2007 14:33:00

lol finally hes back, i think he might start aswell !
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16/02/2007 15:00:00

Billy back in time for Chelsea? well i never!
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16/02/2007 15:54:00

No don't start, him have him come of the bench...we need him fit for the CL game...he will tire out if he plays both games within 3 days remember he hasn't played for nearly 3 months.
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16/02/2007 16:13:00

Any mention of Wengers knighthood? If old purple nose got one Sir Arsene of the Royal Arsenal should surely merit one! for services above and beyond improving the mediocrity of English football.
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16/02/2007 17:06:00

LOL that's great :D
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16/02/2007 20:26:00


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