Recommended Books & Biographies featuring Arsenal & current & previous players
THE END - TOM WATT
The End is a story that has never been told before and, as the era of an all-seater Premier League dawns, it won't be told again. The End is an oral history of Arsenal's famous North Bank terrace from which generations of supporters have cheered and bemoaned the fortunes of one of the world's most famous football teams. Eighty years of history - football of course, but the stories, too, of families and friends, fights and passions, heroes and villains, the best and worst of the Great Saturday Afternoon Adventure - is told in the words of the fans who have breathed passionate (and economic) life into Highbury since before the First World War.
George Graham: The Wonder Years
or eight years George Graham had control of Arsenal during which he won more trophies than any other manager in the history of the club. In Fenruary 1995, Graham was sacked afetr an FA investigation found his part in an alleged bung scandal to warrane firm action from his club. Mid-season, and yet to play crucial games in the European Cup-Winners, the team Graham built was left to carry on without him. This book has been updated to include the whole of the 1994-1995 season and looks into what happened up to and including Graham's dismissal. It delves deep into the psyche and working practices of George Graham to discover why he has been so successful and yet so derided. Players such as Nick Hornby, Brian Glanville, Henry Winter and Tom Watt express their personal view of Graham - the man and the myth. This is an insight into the modern game, and Graham in particular.
My Life in Red and White - Arsène Wenger
There is only one Arsène Wenger - and for the very first time, in his own words, this is his story. In this definitive autobiography, the world-renowned revolutionary football manager discusses his life and career, sharing his leadership principles for success on and off the field and recalling vivid tales of guiding Arsenal to unprecedented success. One of the most influential figures in world football, Wenger won multiple Premier League titles, a record number of FA Cups, and masterminded Arsenal's historic 'Invincibles' season of 2003-2004 and 49-match unbeaten run. He changed the game in England forever, popularising an attacking approach and changing attitudes towards nutrition, fitness and coaching methods - and towards foreign managers. In My Life in Red and White, Wenger charts his extraordinary career, including his rise in France and Japan where he managed Nancy, Monaco and Nagoya Grampus Eight - clubs that also play in red-and-white - to his twenty-two years in north London at the helm of one of the world's biggest clubs. He reflects on Arsenal's astonishing domestic triumphs and bittersweet European campaigns; signing - and selling - some of the world's most talented players; moving the Gunners to their new home, the Emirates Stadium; and the unrest that led to his departure in 2018 and subsequent role as Chief of Global Football Development for FIFA. This book is a must-read for not only Arsenal supporters but football fans everywhere, as well as business leaders and anyone seeking the tools for success in work and life. It will illuminate the mystique surrounding one of the most revered and respected managers, revealing the wisdom and vision that made him an icon in the world's most popular sport.
The Official History of The FA Cup - By Miguel Delaney, foreword by Arsène Wenger
The FA Cup is the oldest national football competition in the world, and one of the most beloved and popular tournaments in football. In 2022, it will be 150 years since the inaugural Football Association Challenge Cup was clinched by Wanderers Football Club at Kennington Oval. Since then, 'The Cup' has become one of the premier tournaments in the sport, and an iconic mainstay of the English game. The Official History of The FA Cup, produced in partnership with The Football Association, is a lavish, illustrated tribute to this iconic competition. Filled with stunning photographs spanning the full history of the Cup, this book celebrates the most exciting, significant and memorable goals, games and upsets in English football history. Featuring insightful commentary on The FA Cup's development and evolution, details of every FA Cup-winning side, and an exclusive foreword by Arsène Wenger, this is an essential companion for anyone with a love of the competition – which is to say, fans of football everywhere.
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