Arsenal Stadium Naming Rights: How Can They Be Worthless?

This is my column from The Gooner issue 230. After a rave review by @ThatSimonRose on twitter earlier, I have had literally millions of requests to post this. All right, literally two. I didn’t need much persuading. *   *   *   *   *   *   * So, Emirates sponsorship: Arsenal originally signed a £90m contract with Emirates…

Theo, Loyalty and the Football Pecking Order

I feel I’ve written too much about Theo already, but it’s a subject that bugs me to some extent. Firstly I’m bugged by the player’s own bland pronouncements about how he hopes things will be sorted out soon, when he could sort them out in five minutes himself one way or the other, then we’d…

Arsenal 20 Years Ago: 1 Goal In 7 Matches

I know what you’re thinking after that New Year’s Eve: “I wish I was 20 years younger.” Leaving aside that you should be thinking ‘I wish I were 20 years younger’ as you should be using the subjunctive, you can pretend it’s 20 years ago by seeing what the Arse were up to at the…