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No 'Homecoming' For O'Leary

David O'Leary is looking forward to the first game of the season as Villa travel to Arsenal. However this time there will be no 'homecoming' for the former Arsenal defender as Villa will be the first Premiership visitors to their new Emirates Stadium at Ashburton Grove.

The game is provisionally set for August 19th.
And O'Leary told the official site:

'It will be strange going to Arsenal, but not going to Highbury. But the new stadium looks absolutely wonderful. I loved Highbury and enjoyed some fantastic moments there, but Arsenal had to move on and they're moving on to a terrific stadium.'

Adding:

'I look forward to my first trip there and these are the big games I relish going into. I want the players to relish facing the top sides.'

To see images of the new stadium: Click Here

Nice enough ground but I hope their pies are nice!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 22 2006

Time: 12:25PM

Your Comments

As its at the emirates stadium do you think you'll get 'saudi pies' at half time?
FEn_100
I always thought that the ArsenaL fans were a little inanimate but I couldn't believe my eyes when i saw those photos, THEIR FANS ACTUALLY ARE CARBOARD BOXES!!!!! lol ;o)
Villain Of The North
This unfortunately may have "live match" status with Sky or whomever else has the contract. We have such a good record on TV!
fatloser
this probably means we'll be in the relegation zone for the entire season!!
andrew144
Prepare for more O'Leary comments on how wonderful Arsenal are and how much he loves them as the game gets closer
DougInABox
Nice to make history though, would rather play them at the start of the season than when they are in their stride.
The Fear
Give's us the early opportunity of erasing the memory of last seasons pitiful performance on our last visit to Highbury. That we only got beat 5-0 remains a miracle of sorts. Well, if last season was indeed a one off lads, here's the ideal early opportunity to prove it.
glensider
 

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