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New book - First Football Histories: The Arsenal FC story

The Arsenal FC story is the first in the First Football Histories series of books from The Football Ground. It is not intended to be a comprehensive history of Arsenal FC from training ground to trophy cabinet. It is written as a story for the fans – a narrative of characters, scenes and events that provides an introduction to some key moments in the club’s history; from their humble origins in Woolwich as ‘Dial Square’ in 1886 to its status as one of the English Premier League's leading football clubs.

With their pioneering approach being coupled to the insight and imagination of a few key individuals along the way, the club has made the long journey from an armaments factory in South-East London to the entertaining of millions of football fans worldwide: a truly global brand.

Aimed at teenage readers and above, it is hoped that, as the flow of history weaves its way in and out of times and places, readers will step off at different points and explore more about football clubs, competitions, countries and players for themselves - as well as the general social and political history providing the backdrop to each tale.

You can find reviews of this book on amazon as well as on the independent football writing site football book reviews.

Just search for the title or 'Mark Rasdall' in any amazon store and the titles will appear. You can download the digital version to a Kindle or Kindle app on PC, iPad, iPhone and other devices.

Readers in the UK can click on either of these links to purchase digital or print editions from amazon directly.

The print edition is also available from all good bookshops, worldwide.

ISBN: 9781537018119 



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"Why not? I am still young, I am 30. In football, everything is possible but I am really happy to play for a big club like Arsenal. I just enjoy it and I can imagine finishing my career at Arsenal.” - Mesut Özil By the time he retires, he'll be having his statue outside Emirates.. Pure love for this guy ♥️

Local Football News: Arsenal FC

Football Club Background and History

Football Club and Management: Arsenal FC

Club Contact Details:  Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park London N5 1BU
Telephone: 020 7619 5003

Club Nicknames: The club's nicknames include "The Gunners," "Woolwich Wanderers" and "Woolwich Reds" reflecting its origin in the Woolwich Armoury in South East London. The Arsenal team, unbeaten for 49 consecutive games between the 2002/03 and 2004/05 seasons was known as "The Invincibles" or "The Untouchables." Arsenal fans are sometimes known as "The Gooners."




Honours Arsenal F.C.

What have they won?
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Emirates Stadium
Sir Chips Keswick
Arsene Wenger

Location: The club is currently based in Holloway, in the London Borough of Islington in North London, England.

Football League: Arsenal FC

Arsenal currently play in the Premier League in England

History of Football: Arsenal FC

Origins: Arsenal Football Club was founded as 'Dial Square' in 1886 in the Woolwich Armoury, South-East London. They later changed their name to Royal Arsenal, then Woolwich Arsenal before settling on Arsenal F.C. after moving to Highbury, North London in 1913. 

In 2006 the club moved to their current ground – the Emirates Stadium at Ashburton Grove, Holloway, North London

Read the Arsenal FC story in our First Football Histories series.


Arsenal F.C. Book Selection

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First Football Briefs: 

A look at different football matches and league fixtures featuring Arsenal Football Club throughout the history of soccer, highlighting key players, managers and football facts. 

Arsenal v Liverpool

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea v Arsenal


First Football Reads:

This series comprises recommended articles and links to pieces covering football history.

Premier League clubs face stadium expansion plans

Football Match Day

Match Day: Arsenal FC - Football Fixtures, Scores, Tickets, Television, Podcasts

Match Day: Arsenal FC - Football Ground - Information and Directions

Match Day: Arsenal FC - Football Results, Match Reports, Statistics, Tables

Match Day: Arsenal FC - Football Videos

Football Fans, Opinion and Debate

Football Blogs, Fanzines and Fan Sites: Arsenal FC

Football Forums: Arsenal FC

Football Supporters Clubs: Arsenal FC

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