Old Football Programmes
  • Name: Zaid Ahmed
  • Date of Birth: 05/01/1990
  • Club you support: Arsenal
  • Town: Walthamstow
  • County: London
  • Country: United Kingdom

Match Details:

  • Match Date:15/02/2004
  • Match:Arsenal vs Chelsea
  • Match Type:F.A. Cup 5th Round
  • Score:2-1
  • Stadium:Highbury

Zaid Ahmed's Story

This was my 7th Arsenal match that I went to in the famous West Stand. I somehow got front row seats. Before getting to Highbury on the tube, a load of local Chelsea fans were showing-off about Chelsea's spending power & Abramovich's millions, and how 'The Invincibles' were no match for Chelsea. Being 1-0 down to Adrian Mutu's goal wasn't the best feeling, but enter Jose Antonio Reyes, Arsenal's only major signing of the season - worth £17 Million that ripped apart Chelsea - worth £200 Million with two brilliantly taken goals. People couldn't stop singing his name, and when he was subbed of for Clichy with 5 minutes to go, even Chelsea fans were applauding him, as if it was his testamonial and final match in Arsenal's colours, when really it was only the start of something amazing!