Arsenal Financial Results: How Much Is The ‘War Chest’ Now?

Arsenal’s financial results for the half year to the end of November 2012 are out. Expert finance commentators will be dissecting them in detail, including my AST colleagues. In the meantime the papers have had a quick go, some more successfully than others. The Daily Mirror, for example, described Arsenal’s financial results as ‘the shock…

Feb 24 1968: Arsenal 0 Man Utd 2

On this day in 1968 Arsenal faced League Champions Man Utd at home – and lost 2-0. It was the 100th League match between the two clubs, and of those 100 Arsenal won 37 and lost 46. Here’s the programme from that day. Although very thin by modern standards, all the standard features are pretty…

February 21, 1995: George Graham Sacked By Arsenal

On February 21, 1995 George Graham was given his marching orders from the Arsenal Manager’s Office. At the time, Arsenal were struggling a little in the league, had lost a League Cup quarter final to Liverpool, been dumped out of the FA Cup after a third round replay by Millwall, and (as Cup Winners’ Cup…

Arsenal v Bayern: Not A Match Preview

Do you want the good news or the bad news? Bad first? Okay: even if we beat Bayern over two legs, we almost certainly won’t win the Champions League. In fact, according to the odds calculated by Daniel Finkelstein’s boffins for The Times, Arsenal have about a 30 per cent chance of reaching the last…

Happy Birthday Liam Brady

If you’re reading this before midnight where you are on February 13, then it’s still Liam Brady’s birthday. The Arsenal legend is 57 today. Who can forget his genius in the red and white, and sometimes yellow and blue? Setting up all the goals in the 1979 FA Cup Final, the amazing curling shot in…