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Issue 254 of Arsenal’s best-selling fanzine, The Gooner, includes features on My Favourite Arsenal Goal, submitted by contributors, an interview with journalist John Cross about his new book on Arsene Wenger’s years at Arsenal and Welsh Dragoons on players from Wales that have worn the Gunners’ shirt. Also there are pieces on Low Points in a Gooner career, the proliferation of northern refs in the Premier League and the frustrations of the squad numbering system. Olivier Giroud and Gabriel come under the spotlight whilst a new series begins: The George Graham Years. Add to this popular regulars such at In the Away End, The Arsenal Programme Through The Years (now up to 1983/84) and readers opinions on the ‘Inbox’ pages and there is plenty of reading to keep you going through November and early December. Regular columnists the Spy and Mickey Cannon also feature.
The Gooner is the best selling independent Arsenal fanzine which, since its launch in 1987, has aimed to provide a platform where the complete spectrum of Gunners supporters’ views can be expressed. There is no editorial line in terms of what we will publish, running very much an open house policy. For this reason, it is the natural home for many of the debates and counter views that go hand in hand with being a Gooner in modern times.
The Gooner publishes regularly throughout the football season, so a 12 month subscription will typically deliver 8 issues, each of which is packed with at least 48 full colour pages of contributions from a wide cross section of the Arsenal fan base providing intelligent, passionate and often humorous analysis of the goings-on at Arsenal FC, both on and off the pitch, as well as plenty of reflective articles which provide many memories from our clubs illustrious history.
In addition, all subscribers have access to our full catalogue of digital back issues which dates back to the start of the 2010/11 season.
The FREE trial issue from March 2013 features Carl “Corporal” Jenkinson on the front cover and the Talking Reds editorial puts forward the view that we need more players like him who have a deep-rooted bond with the club and who play with the pride and passion we as fans want to see.
On a similar theme, there’s an interview with Chris “Chalky” Whyte, Arsenal centre-back (and very occasional striker) from the early 80s, who grew up just down the road from Highbury and used to stand on the North Bank as a boy. He talks about his slightly unusual career path, who was responsible for his positional switch and why he had his toes broken deliberately one summer!
Elsewhere, there’s an article by Bernard Dowling questioning whether Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has delivered on the promises he has made during his four year tenure whilst earning in excess of £8m and there’s also a piece which highlights some of the unsung Arsenal heroes from the last 40 years including Eddie Kelly, David Price and Sylvain Wiltord.
All this plus much more including all the usual features and columnists – Highbury Spy, Mickey Cannon, Anger Management, Inbox, match reports, In the Away End and another episode with Dwight Hart-Lane who this time struggles to get to grips with social media.
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