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Arsenal Nation: The Podcast

Christmas special: Pires, Dixon, Williamson

Season 1, Ep. 7

Series one draws to a festive close with some unheard stories from our pod guests. Lee Dixon and Jeremie Aliadiere call out the worst dancers from their playing days - including an enthusiastic but misguided Jacko imitator. In JereME JereYOU we find out what it's like to be a footballer at Christmas (and how some players find a way to miss Boxing Day games). Robert Pires reveals the secret to showing up in the biggest games, Leah Williamson remembers having to sing to her teammates after losing a bet, and Rhys Weston describes how footballers lean on their families in tough times

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