MATCH chats to goal-grabbing Arsenal midfielder JILL ROORD about everything Christmas…

HAPPY XMAS, JILL! HOW EXCITED ARE YOU?

ROORD SAYS: “Definitely a 10 out of 10! Living away from family is tough sometimes, so I always look forward to the holidays to be around my family and friends!”

DO YOU LIKE XMAS MUSIC?

ROORD SAYS: “I love Christmas music! My favourite song is probably Driving Home For Christmas – I know all the lyrics. But its hard to choose a favourite, as there are so many good Christmas songs!”

DO YOU BUY PRESENTS EARLY OR LATE?

ROORD SAYS: “I always start pretty early, but somehow I always end up late with one or two gifts…”

DO YOU PREFER TO GIVE OR RECEIVE GIFTS?

ROORD SAYS: “When I was younger I obviously loved opening gifts, but now I love giving presents away more than receiving them!”

WHAT’S YOUR FAVE XMAS FOOD?

ROORD SAYS: “My mum and brother always make the Christmas dinner! It’s a surprise every year. Dessert is definitely my favourite part. My least favourite part is the starter, but just because it’s a small dish!”

FAVE XMAS ACTIVITY?

ROORD SAYS: “That has to be Christmas Eve, because it’s when my family gives and receives our presents!”