Arsenal FC

Ken Friar Steps Down

The club web page made this announcement today (September 1): Our much beloved and respected executive director, Ken Friar, is to become a life president of the club from today after deciding to step down from the board and retire from his executive responsibilities. ‘Mr… Read More »Ken Friar Steps Down

Arsenal’s first game in the FA Cup: An extraordinary match that nearly didn’t take place

Whilst writing the special cup final edition of the Arsenal History ProgrammeI came across a story of confusion at FA headquarters that meant the club were initially excluded from the competition before they had even played a match. Royal Arsenal’s third season, in 1888-89, had been… Read More »Arsenal’s first game in the FA Cup: An extraordinary match that nearly didn’t take place

Arteta is focused on waking the sleeping Arsenal bear! AISA report on the May Arsenal Supporters’ Forum

At 6 tonight your intrepid AISA representative logged into Zoom to attend the latest Arsenal Supporters Forum. Usually these events take place at the Emirates Stadium or in Highbury House but these are far from usual times, so this was a remote meeting. As is… Read More »Arteta is focused on waking the sleeping Arsenal bear! AISA report on the May Arsenal Supporters’ Forum

Farewell Highbury

Here’s the story of the demolition of the old Arsenal Stadium as told in stills taken from Highbury Hill. It was created in the early days of the new-fangled YouTube video (as it was then) so it creaks a bit! But when live football feels… Read More »Farewell Highbury