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Jonker: Arsenal told me to go Dutch at Academy


Arsenal’s new Academy director, Andries Jonker, says the club have encouraged him to hire¬†fellow Dutchmen as he looks¬†stamp his authority on the Gunners youth system. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach ... Read More »

Aston Villa set to poach Arsenal executive


Reports this evening suggest that Aston Villa are set to appoint Tom Fox as their new Chief Executive. Fox is the Gunners Chief Commercial Officer and has been instrumental in developing the ... Read More »

Emirates Stadium capacity reduced for 2014-15 season


Arsenal will have 66 fewer seats for the 2014-15 season after it was revealed the capacity of the stadium has been reduced. Last season there were a maximum of 60,338 seats, this ... Read More »

Arteta named new Arsenal captain


Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mikel Arteta will be the club captain this season, with Per Mertesacker his vice-captain. The Spaniard is one of the manager’s most trusted men, and his influence ... Read More »

Brady bemoans social media impact

Liam Brady

In an excellent and candid interview with the Irish Examiner’s Tony Leen, Liam Brady has bemoaned the lack of intelligence shown by certain young players who have ended up scuppering their Arsenal ... Read More »

Community Shield to feature vanishing spray

Referee's foam party

Vanishing spray. Sounds great. Spray it on somebody or something and it vanishes. However, that’s just the vanishing spray of our dreams. Instead, the Community Shield against Man City on Sunday at ... Read More »

Arsenal doctor at forefront of new concussion rules


The Premier League today announced new guidelines and rules with regards to head injuries and concussions, and Arsenal doctor Gary O’Driscoll was a key member of the panel tasked with making recommendations. ... Read More »

Shaun O’Connor returns to Arsenal


Brentford have announced that Shaun O’Connor, their Head of Academy Recruitment, has left the club to ‘take up a role’ at Arsenal. O’Connor was previously employed by the club but left under ... Read More »

How Shad Forsythe can help fix Arsenal


What impact can Shad Forsythe have on Arsenal’s fitness, injury management and prevention record? Aaron Eshref looks at the new man’s qualifications and techniques. — Boxing Day, 2013. Aaron Ramsey leaves Upton ... Read More »

Arsenal lose high court battle over concerts


The BBC report that Arsenal have lost a high court fight which would have enabled them to hold more concerts at Emirates Stadium. At the moment there’s a restriction to three per ... Read More »

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