On Wednesday of last week ( 16 September) myself and Steve Mann from the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association (AISA) attended the first Fans’ Forum of the new season. Arsenal hold a series of these across the season to listen to the views and concerns of… Read More »The Arsenal Fans’ Forum – AISA’s report
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
AISA is very concerned at Arsenal FC’s decision to make 55 posts redundant at the club. We have been and remain supportive of the club in this very difficult time and note the efforts that have been taken – not least by the playing staff and senior management team… Read More »Statement from AISA regarding staff redundancies
As the whistle blew in a (mostly) empty Wembley Stadium we celebrated Arsenal’s 14th FA Cup win. Amazing. Unprecedented. An extension of the record we set in 2017 by beating the same team we beat this time. It was a strange final which seemed at… Read More »Winning the FA Cup is becoming a habit
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
In the last blog on your concerns about the Match day experience we looked at accessing the stadium. Since then AISA have been invited to present our members’ views at the next Arsenal Supporters Forum on 17 February. This will be an opportunity to challenge… Read More »Match Day experience – part 2: catering
As I watched the Arsenal/Brighton game on Thursday night from my seat in the North Bank Lower I noticed a small child being held aloft on his father’s shoulders for the duration of the game. He was about 5 or 6 I think and I… Read More »Form is temporary, class is permanent, and Arsenal is for life.
Leslie Knighton, Arsenal manager In the Arsenal History Programme for last season’s home match against AFC Bournemouth we led with a story entitled “Leslie Knighton – Arsenal hero or villain?”. Having managed both clubs it was an appropriate time to take a look at the record… Read More »Was Arsenal’s manager a dope?