What Next For The Arsenal Board?

On the third of September 2018 the average age of the Arsenal Board will be exactly 67. If you remove young Josh Kroenke – a mere 38 – from the equation, the average age of the remaining members is close to 73. There’s no indication that the KSE takeover will result in any new Board…

How Long Do Injured Footballers Get Paid?

We all know Arsenal’s injury record is traditionally not good. Long term patients in fairly recent times include Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla and the king of the medical room, Abou Diaby. I don’t doubt that Abou Diaby is a lovely fellow and wanted nothing more than to have an injury-free career playing the sport he…

Arsenal Record Share Price 2007-2018

It looks as though there will shortly be no more trading in Arsenal shares for the foreseeable future, as Stan Kroenke is determined to own every last one of the 62,219 issued shares. So for the record here is how the price has risen over the last decade – coincidentally since Kroenke’s involvement. A casual…

Life After Arsène: The Era Of Stability Is Over

Stability in football management for its own sake is no use. During the time Alex Ferguson was managing Man Utd, Real Madrid, a club of comparable stature, had 22 managers. United won 13 titles and two Champions Leagues; Real won 11 titles and three Champions Leagues. That’s not much different, and Ferguson’s stats and bio…

Arsenal Supporters Event: Episode IV – A New Hope

Yesterday saw the annual summer “Supporters’ Event” at Arsenal, hosted by CEO Ivan Gazidis. You have, I’m sure, read my fairly brief thoughts on it in today’s Islington Gazette, but I thought I’d expand a little as I’ve more space here. I’ve written disparagingly about these events in the past (with good reason), but this…