“Oo to, oo to be, oo to be a Gooner!”
Today saw the 21st consecutive season in which Arsenal have finished above their North London neighbours in the Premier League.
Below is a table showing each team’s league performance and the difference between the two teams at the end of each season. Also shown is the date that Arsenal were mathematically guaranteed to finish above Tottenham and how many games were left that season. Read More →
Yesterday Andy and myself travelled to the Arsenal media centre for the AISA book event of Geordie Armstrong on the Wing by Dave Seager and Jill Armstrong.
This was meant to be held prior to Christmas but had to be cancelled, and was well worth waiting for as paying tributes to Geordie were Frank McLintock, Eddie Kelly, Dave Seager and Tom Watt as compere.
While there are many classic matches we could have chosen, the 1970s FA Cup semi-final victories which so affected the Stoke psyche being the most obvious, we went with last season’s game for one obvious reason.
To begin we give you one of the wonderful artistic interpretations of the 2014 FA Cup win by Tasha as part of #OpAa
For those of you not aware #OpAa is a brilliant organisation run by Dan which brings together artists working on Arsenal related art. They co-operate and combine to present the OpAa events which showcase a whole variety of Gunners works.
We are eagerly awaiting details of OpAa3.
This and other Arsenal items are available on the OpAa website
This was the season when Arsene Wenger declared he was convinced that the club could win the Champions League.
This game was chosen for yesterday’s programme as it was the first time the teams had played each other in a competitive match.
This season we’ve been asked to write a regular page in the official Arsenal programme based on a classic match featuring the opponents for each game we play in. Programme editor Andy Exley has kindly given us permission to reproduce the match reports on our blog. We will also be including additional material that didn’t make the final edit of the programme. If you can’t get to The Emirates, the programme is available on iPad and iPod for a bargain 69 pence per issue.
For the Champions League qualifier, we were somewhat restricted with our options. Not having played Besiktas in a competitive game before this season we had to choose from one of three friendlies, and we opted for the game in 2003. Read More →
by Andy Kelly
We thought it would be a good idea to put together a compendium of information relating to all of Arsenal’s FA Cup final appearances on one page so you don’t have to trawl all over the internet to find out the answers to all of those nagging questions.
As you may know, we write a regular page in the Arsenal matchday programme which comprises unusual stories from the club’s past which, usually, have been long forgotten about. Most of them tend to be older stories as the last 20 years has seen the internet report on every time a player farts and keeps it for posterity for ever more. Read More →