A boycott is needed for Arsenal fans to make their point

STAN KROENKE may not be every Arsenal fan’s idea of the perfect owner, but letters of complaint and stamping feet will probably not have much impact on the US businessman. Arsenal have almost become a typical US sports franchise, well run, nicely-housed, profitable, conservative and driven by the bottom line. Arsenal, in all reality, will never be a club that gets into financial trouble, but … Continue reading A boycott is needed for Arsenal fans to make their point

Why Tottenham are edging the battle of North London

AS the two North London giants prepare to meet in another heated derby, the dynamic in that part of the capital is clearly changing. Tottenham, on the brink of moving into a new stadium, are moving up a gear, both on and off the pitch. For the first time in a number of years, Spurs look poised to gain the upper hand over their fierce … Continue reading Why Tottenham are edging the battle of North London

Unrest in the luxury suite at Arsenal

ALTHOUGH some people believe Arsenal’s current ownership structure has given the club an air of respectability and a reputation for restraint, there is no doubt it has contributed to the North London institution falling behind many of its peers. Rightly or wrongly, Arsenal, despite their undoubted financial strength and ability to generate huge revenues, have been usurped by Chelsea and Manchester City domestically and, to … Continue reading Unrest in the luxury suite at Arsenal

The right choice – Emery’s arrival at Arsenal

UNAI Emery was not a failure at Paris Saint-Germain, not by any means. But his time in Passy, the 16th arrondissement of Paris, was never going to last long given the impatience of PSG’s owner to become European champions. The taxi to Gare du Nord was ordered as far back as March 8, 2017. Impatience is not a quality you would normally associate with Arsenal, … Continue reading The right choice – Emery’s arrival at Arsenal

Calling in on……Arsenal: Life in the O-zone

In 2007, as I made my way to the O2 arena to watch the Led Zeppelin reunion concert, I bumped into somebody who started extolling the virtues of the new Arsenal stadium, The Emirates. “It’s been beautifully built,” he said. “Not like Wembley, which will fall down. I know….I’ve worked on both.” He went on to say that Arsenal’s manager, Arsene Wenger, was deeply involved … Continue reading Calling in on……Arsenal: Life in the O-zone