The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the club’s tweet, commemorating the 12 years that have passed since Arsenal stopped playing their home games at Highbury back on the 8th May 2006. The fans have been showing what Highbury meant to them as some fans would happily see the club move back to the famous old ground, although there are no chances of that as the stadium no longer exists.
12 years ago today, we said goodbye to Highbury pic.twitter.com/ukOfOxSKVs
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 7 May 2018
Arsenal have been playing their home games at The Emirates since the 2006/07 season, after the demolition of Highbury, although the club has struggled to recreate their trophy-winning form since they up stakes from Highbury. In the 12 years they’ve spent at The Emirates the club have won just three FA Cups and three community shields, all of those coming in the last five years.
Arsene Wenger oversaw the move from Highbury to The Emirates and did a superb job to keep the team somewhat competitive despite the lack of funding that he suffered with throughout the club’s move. The construction of The Emirates cost around £390 million meaning Wenger had little money to splash in the transfer windows. Now though, the club look to be getting over their financial weight that was placed on them as they’ve forked out large fees for the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez over the last few years.
You can read our resident Gunners’ verdict on Highbury here:
Bring Back Highbury
— Tellisy (@S00887073) May 7, 2018
Highbury amazing Stadium , a great atmosphère.
I had the chance to go there at a Arsenal -Sheffield Wenesday in 93 with superb @IanWright0
— Ludo caron (@Ludoviccaron3) 7 May 2018
Old Is Gold .
— H24 (@Ha16_9) 8 May 2018
Best stadium EVER!!
— Martin Babb (@MartinBabb01) May 8, 2018
And we went to a drought trophy life.. How I miss these good old days
— Gofaone Gift Gakenaope III (@GofaoneGiftTvO) 8 May 2018
The death of Arsenal was on the say we left Highbury
— Alastair _Harrison16 (@alastair4ever16) May 8, 2018
why did we leave
— Angel (@Angel_Arsenal14) 7 May 2018
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Highbury home of football
— prince amoh junior (@saintprince14) May 7, 2018