Arsenal Have £231m In Cash – But What Good Does It Do?

We do like tradition at Arsenal, so it’s good to see that after a couple of years of the cash balance dropping we’re back up to a new record of £231m! Top of the league on that measure (though the situation looks unlikely to last, for various reasons). The figures come from the club’s accounts…

The Redknapp Legacy

It’s been an up and down career for H Redknapp Esq. Mostly down once he legs it, to be fair. The man truthfully has no equal in English football, either when it comes to drowning in cockroaches and mealworms or leaving a legacy of financial mismanagement. His managerial method, particularly in the latter part of…

Alex Iwobi – How Good Is He?

Alex Iwobi is 22 and will be 23 in another four months. He made his Arsenal debut over three years ago, in September 2015. Surely after three years of playing for Arsenal he should be a fully-formed mature player by now? Look at what other players had achieved by the same age, even the likes…

Former Arsenal Chairman Peter Hill-Wood Dies

It’s been announced today that former Arsenal Chairman Peter Hill-Wood has died at the age of 82. He was the third generation of his family to take the role of Arsenal Chairman, following father Denis and grandfather Samuel. PH-W stayed on as Chairman a little too long, as evidenced by his poor handling of AGMs…

Arsenal – The Complete Record book review

The first thing to say is that this is an exceptionally good book. Pretty much any stat you could want on Arsenal and the players and managers of the world’s greatest football club is here, along with season-by-season summaries, pen portraits of all the greatest players, numerous quirky facts unearthed by Arsenal historians Andy Kelly…

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…