New edition of this bestselling, seminal autobiography of Arsenal FC, fully revised and updated with five new chapters to bring it up to the start of a turbulent 2011/12 season in which the club’s place at the top-table of european football will be challenged to the full.
Described by The Observer as “fascinating” and The Guardian as “shrewd and well-informed”, respected football magazine When Saturday Comes said of Arsènal: The Making of a Modern Superclub, “at last a football book that reflects the age”.
Based on unprecedented access granted to the authors, including exclusive interviews with Arsène Wenger and key Board members, current and former players, Arsènal looks in detail at the club’s transformation into a global superpower under the stewardship of their French manager and what has gone wrong over the last few years. The book analyses the state of the club, both on and off the pitch, and the authors give their opinions on what needs to be done by the Manager and the Board to keep Arsenal at the very top of the sport.
Alex Fynn is a highly respected author of Arsenal books, including The Glorious Game, Heroes and Villains and The Great Divide as well as numerous titles on the politics of football. Kevin Whitcher is the editor of the highly influential Arsenal fanzine, The Gooner, co-author of The Glorious Game and author of Gunning for the Double – the Story of Arsenal’s 1997/98 Season.
“Alex Fynn is a football guru, and I’m always interested to hear what he has to say.” Arsène Wenger
“A shrewd and well-informed book about the challenges and terrors of a club still in the throes of transformation.”
Kevin McCarra, The Guardian
“A fascinating new book.”
“This book should definitely be read by all Arsenal fans; it is a clear and concisely explained journey that sits comfortably alongside the best books about the club.”
A Cultured Left Foot
“A fascinating read.”
“Any Arsenal fan with an interest beyond just the football will enjoy it and many a Club Chairman and Director will find it seriously enlightening.”
“Many writers have tried to explain what makes Arsenal a football club that is so widely admired, even by its fiercest rivals, offering a privileged insight into the club’s fascinating blend of tradition and innovation and in particular the unique methods and motivations of its figurehead, Arsène Wenger.”
Andrew Shields, Time Out
“An excellent. well crafted read.”
Jem Maidment, The Hamstead & Highgate Express
“Alex Fynn and Kevin Whitcher take us on a fascinating journey in this entertaining book.”