A young mascot couldn’t stop crying as he held Mikel Arteta’s hand before Napoli v Arsenal

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A young mascot attracted widespread attention in the build-up to Arsenal’s away match at Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday night as he bawled his eyes out before kick-off.

Mikel Arteta was holding the hand of a young boy who couldn’t stop crying throughout the pre-match pomp.

The Arsenal midfielder look a little worried about his mascot as the teams lined-up in the tunnel, and the boy kept on crying on the San Paolo pitch as the Champions League music blared out over the tannoy.

It’s unknown whether the tears were of joy or sadness.

See a series of pictures of how a young mascot couldn’t stop crying as he held Mikel Arteta’s hand before Napoli v Arsenal below.

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