The Top 5 Arsenal Football Club Books

Arsenal : Extraordinary Images of an Amazing Club

This is the first attempt to tell the story of the 121-year-history of the Arsenal Football Club through the greatest and most iconic Arsenal photography ever published.

From the earliest days at Woolwich and Plumstead, through the heady highs of Herbert Chapman and George Allison, to the colourful 1980s and the successful Arsene Wenger era, these images capture the emotions, stories, faces, fans and day-to-day existence of this incredible Club. Rarely seen photography provides an alternative view of many of the key events in the Club’s history and shows you sides of the Club that you never knew existed.

Rebels For The Cause : The Alternative History of Arsenal FC

Rebels for the Cause will surprise every Arsenal fan by revealing how much more there was to discover about the club.

Jon Spurling has written a book that both entertains and informs. Starting with Arsenal’s founding fathers, each chapter carefully pulls together the facts and faces throughout the club’s history, cleverly exploring it’s more colorful characters while subtly detailing the context of the club and football’s changing place in society.

Thought provoking, and sometimes shocking a smile is never far away from the reader’s face. It also exposes the roots of resentment for the club in both the media and other football fans.

For Arsenal fans this is simply a must read. For the rest, you hardly need any more justification for finding fault with the red and white half of north London.

The Official Illustrated History of Arsenal 1886-2007

This official history charts Arsenal’s story from its inception in 1886 right up to the first full season at the impressive Emirates Stadium.

It details how Dial Square became Woolwich Arsenal, the move to Highbury, Herbert Chapman’s inspirational leadership, the famous Double of 1971, the exciting title race of 1989, the second Double of 1998, the unbeaten season of 2003/04 and the move to their current home.

There is a complete statistical record of European and domestic games and in-depth features on North London derbies, the stars of the 1930s, Arsenal internationals, the team of 1971 and the modern French connection.

The Official Arsenal Annual 2008

Every Arsenal fan will find something to cheer about in “The Official Arsenal FC Annual 2008”. For Arsenal, 2007 promises to be yet another monumental year, with the move to Emirates Stadium completed, the Gunners going well in the Champions League, chasing down Manchester United and Chelsea in the Premiership and reaching the last four of the Carling Cup.

In addition to events off the field with new signings and old friends departing, the 2007-08 season is certain be full of excitement and interest. In addition to a review of 2006-07, there are player profiles and interviews, reviews, reports, fun, games, puzzles, in fact all a Junior Gunner could ever want in 64 pages!

Arsenal Stadium History

In May 2006 Arsenal played its last game at Highbury before moving to the new state-of-the-art Emirates Stadium. It was an emotional farewell to a ground that had witnessed some incredible games and which Arsenal fans had come to love as their second home.

Relive those Highbury memories in this lavishly illustrated book that charts the stadium’s story from the move to North London, the building of the stands and Chapman’s many innovations. It brings to life the stories from the Second World War and the fifties when the team returned to winning ways. Reacquaint yourself with the characters that bought the first double to Highbury in 1971; the celebrations in’ 89; the success of the Wenger revolution and the final season at this unique ground.

It features rare and previously unpublished photography; exclusive interviews with ex- and current players; key members of staff and fans; and full statistics of every match in Highbury’s history.


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