Watching the banners – a daily photo diary

We will be keeping a daily eye on progress of the new stadium banners, and adding pictures here.

Day 13 – January 30
Work on the east-facing artwork has begun
Day 10 - January 27
The cherry pickers are on a trailer, so nothing new this day.
Updates will continue on Monday - assuming the work does.
Day 9 - January 26
Victoria Concordia Crescit finished

Victoria Concordia Crescit tells the story of our iconic players who embody the spirit of the club. Drawing inspiration from the neoclassical style of French revolutionary paintings, the art celebrates our much-loved legends ready for battle alongside the famous cannons with flags emblazoned with the club’s motto: Victoria Concordia Crescit – Victory Through Harmony.

The cannons have been part of Arsenal’s identity since we were formed by workers at the Royal Arsenal Ordnance Factory in 1886, and Victoria Concordia Crescit has been the club motto since its very first season in north London in 1913/14. 

Curated on the theme of ‘Icons and Role Models’ developed at the first supporter workshop, the intensity and drama of the artwork is accentuated by Reuben Dangoor’s unique style.


Day 8 - January 25
Second banner, Victoria Concordia Crescit, under way
Day 7 – January 24
The ‘Invincible’ banner is in place. One down, seven to go.

Invincible immortalises two of our greatest glories: the men’s invincible Premier League season of 2003/04 and the women’s Champions League winning team of 2006/07. Arsene Wenger’s team remain the only side to achieve this feat in the modern era, while Vic Akers’ Gunners are the only British team to lift Europe’s most prestigious club trophy. 

‘Invincible’ is a term frequently associated with the legendary men’s team, but this striking artwork celebrates the remarkable invincibility of the women’s team in that 2006/07 season. The campaign brought a stunning quadruple, combining European glory with success in both domestic cups, and it was also the third of four successive unbeaten, title-winning seasons for the team, highlighting their complete domestic dominance as well as glory in Europe.

Men’s players included:
Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Ray Parlour, Thierry Henry, Arsène Wenger, Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg, Sol Campbell, Gilberto, Kolo Toure, Lauren, Edu, Jens Lehmann, Ashley Cole

Women’s players included:
Anita Asante, Julie Fleeting, Lianne Sanderson, Alex Scott, Jayne Ludlow, Katie Chapman, Rachel Yankey, Mary Phillip, Ciara Grant, Kelly Smith, Vic Akers, Karen Carney, Emma Byrne, Faye White

Four women players with fewer European appearances are honoured by being engraved on the base of the trophy: Gemma Davison, Sian Larkin, Danielle Buet, Charlotte Gurr (above).

Nine players with fewer league appearances are also honoured by being engraved on the base of the trophy: Pascal Cygan, Sylvain Wiltord, Jose Antonio Reyes, Gael Clichy, Kanu, Martin Keown, Jeremie Aliadiere, David Bentley and Justin Hoyte (below).

Day 6 – the first banner -‘Invincible’ – is being installed
Days 4/5 – preparing for the Man Utd. game, so no change

Day 3 – January 20

The two shots below show what the work so far has been about, adding new supports for the new banners. To date, all have been installed except for two banners. So there’s work to do before we see what we’ve been waiting for. We’ll continue watching and waiting!

 

Cherry pickers ready for work in the morning, but they’ve gone now, probably to clear the site for Sunday. Work will continue on Monday, weather willing.

Day 2 – January 19

Day 1 – January 18

Days 4/5 - preparing for the Man Utd game, so no change

Invincible immortalises two of our greatest glories: the men’s invincible Premier League season of 2003/04 and the women’s Champions League winning team of 2006/07. Arsene Wenger’s team remain the only side to achieve this feat in the modern era, while Vic Akers’ Gunners are the only British team to lift Europe’s most prestigious club trophy. 

‘Invincible’ is a term frequently associated with the legendary men’s team, but this striking artwork celebrates the remarkable invincibility of the women’s team in that 2006/07 season. The campaign brought a stunning quadruple, combining European glory with success in both domestic cups, and it was also the third of four successive unbeaten, title-winning seasons for the team, highlighting their complete domestic dominance as well as glory in Europe.

Day 9 - January 26 Work completed. It doesn't look good in the dark as there are tommany steet lights. We'll try again on Friday. And sorry it's late. We were at WAFC vs Astin Villa)

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