Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown will officially open a Gunners store in Brent Cross Shopping Centre on Friday.

Mr Keown will unveil The Arsenal Brent Cross at 10am.

The new store, which will be on the upper mall of the shopping centre, will stock the club’s home and away kits as well as a range of training and leisure wear.

Mr Keown, who played more than 300 matches for the club, will sign autographs throughout the morning and will welcome the first customers to the store.

Tom Nathan, Brent Cross general manager, said: "Brent Cross is thrilled to open Arsenal Football Club's first official flagship store in a major retail location.

“We have many Gunners supporters among our shoppers so they in particular will be able to combine two of their great passions - shopping and football - in a single visit. 

“The store looks amazing with a unique design and a stunning array of merchandise that befits one of the biggest football clubs in the world.

"It's great that Martin Keown is helping to kick it all off and we know fans will enjoy meeting him when they are not snapping up offers and promotions which have been created for the launch.”