THREE lucky football fans pitched up tents and had a sleepover on the turf their heroes show off their step-overs.

Arsenal fans Liam York, ten, Carly York, eight, and Jamie Nixon, ten, all from Brighton won the chance to camp out on the pitch at the Gunners’ Emirates Stadium at the end of May.

They were among 400 members of the club’s young supporter scheme the Junior Gunners to win a place at the special event.

Camping on the Pitch 2014 began with a football session on the pitch, run by Arsenal Soccer School coaches.

The youngsters then had the chance to get pictures taken with the FA Cup, which was on standby for the occasion, before having dinner in the exclusive Club Level area at Emirates.

A host of fun activities followed, with the boys and girls able to try their hand at urban football challenges, table tennis, badminton, arcade games and arts and crafts.

The Junior Gunners then bedded down for the night in tents on the Emirates turf to bring their action packed day to a close.