Arsenal starlets meet American athletics legend

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Arsenal youngsters met American sprint legend Michael Johnson in Texas last week as part of their USA team.

The Gunners' under 19 side were knocked out of the Dallas Cup at the semi-final stage after a successful Super Group qualification, losing 2-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt at the Pizza Hut Park on Friday night.

It's the first time Arsenal have been across to America in 20 years, and the club's juniors took advantage of the situation by visiting both the Dallas Cowboys' stadium and the Michael Johnson Performance Academy.

The four-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time world champion was on hand to pass over some words of advice to both the coaching staff and players, who enjoyed a light session in the purpose built centre and a swim in the outside pool.


It was a unique opportunity for the youngsters, with the world renowned facility built to help athletes reach their full potential by using the same philosophy which helped Johnson become a track legend.

To view photos from the event, visit the official Arsenal website HERE

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