Meanwhile, a whole continent and a massive eight hour time change away from north London proved to be no barrier as die hard Gooner regulars at Maggie McGarry’s establishment in San Francisco’s north beach celebrated as Arsenal beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Champions League last 16.

These true Arsenal fans meet for every Arsenal fixture, irrespective of the fact that kick-off times can be at 7am or even earlier. Thankfully the Arsenal win over Barcelona kicked-off at a more civil 11:45 local time. If you ever find yourself in northern California, pop in to say hello to these very welcoming Gooners.