We all have our views re Emery, but how does he compare to all Arsenal managers?!

The History of Arsenal Managers

arsene holding up cups 

The following is the complete history of Arsenal managers, my research includes information from my own data base, Arsenal.com, “Arsenal, The Complete Record” by Josh James, Mark Andrews and Andy Kelly and multiple other sources.

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 Management Committee 1893 – 1897

In the early years Arsenal were managed by a players committee. 

GP, 118 W, 53 D, 18 L, 47 GF, 253 GA, 225

 

Win % 44.92% Pts % 50.00%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero

 Thomas Brown Mitchell 1897 – 1898

Thomas Brown Mitchell was Arsenal’s first professional manager, joining the club in 1897. A Scotsman from the Dumfries area, Mitchell moved south of the border around 1867 and held the title of secretary at Blackburn Rovers for approximately 12 years. He spent less than a season at Arsenal but in that time, managed to guide the club through three FA Cup qualifying rounds before succumbing to Burnley in the first round proper. He also took the club from tenth to fifth place in the League before resigning in March 1898. Mitchell later rejoined Blackburn, where he passed away in August 1921, aged 78.

GP, 30 W, 16 D, 5 L, 9 GF, 69 GA, 49

 

Win % 53.33% Pts % 58.89%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero

 George Elcoat 1898 – 1899

George Elcoat, like his predecessor Thomas Brown Mitchell, only remained at Arsenal for one season. Elcoat, who hailed from Stockton-on-Tees, showed a strong preference for players north of the border as illustrated by him having eight Scotsman in his first-team at one stage. Arsenal finished seventh under his leadership but as the League has been increased to 18 teams, it was on par with the previous season. Arsenal were heavily beaten by Derby in the first round proper of the FA Cup having been given a bye to that stage. He passed away in Stockton-on-Tees in 1929, aged 65.

GP, 34 W, 18 D, 5 L, 11 GF, 72 GA, 41

 

Win % 52.94% Pts % 57.84%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero

 Harry Bradshaw 1899 – 1904

Harry Bradshaw took over the reigns from George Elcoat and in the space of five years, had transformed the fortunes of the club. Regarded as Arsenal’s first successful manager, Bradshaw built his reputation at Burnley from 1891 to 1899 and was a clever tactician, guiding Arsenal to a top-three finish in the League in 1902/03. Bradshaw moved on to Fulham and later became secretary of the Southern League before his death in 1924.

GP, 170 W, 90 D, 31 L, 49 GF, 307 GA, 156

 

Win % 52.94% Pts % 59.02%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero

 Phil Kelso 1904 – 1908

Phil Kelso was a hard, rugged Scot who was a coach at Hibernian, before taking over as manager of newly-promoted Woolwich Arsenal from 1904 until 1908. Kelso guided the club to two consecutive last-four finishes in the FA Cup but did not make much progress in the League. After leaving Arsenal, he returned briefly to Scotland to run a hotel in Largs, before becoming manager of Fulham in 1909. He stayed with the West-London outfit for 15 years before his death in 1935, aged 64.

GP, 148 W, 59 D, 32 L, 57 GF, 215 GA, 226

 

Win % 39.86% Pts % 47.07%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero

George Morrell 1908 – 1915

George Morrell was manager of Woolwich Arsenal from 1908 to 1915, and oversaw the club’s move from Plumstead in south east London, to it’s former home at Highbury in North London. Morrell was forced to sell many of his best players but still guided the team to sixth in the League in his first season. Unfortunately, he holds the distinction of being the only Arsenal manager to have experienced relegation; Woolwich Arsenal dropped from the First Division to the Second after finishing bottom in 1913. But Morrell’s Arsenal finished 5th in the Second Division in 1915 – high enough to get them elected back into the First Division.

GP, 266 W, 95 D, 65 L, 106 GF, 334 GA, 377

 

Win % 35.71% Pts % 43.86%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero 

Leslie Knighton 1919 – 1925

Leslie Knighton was appointed manager of Arsenal in 1919, following stints as an assistant manager at Huddersfield Town and Manchester City. He was manager for six years, but Arsenal never finished higher than 10th, coming 20th in 1924-25. Knighton was sacked at the end of that season, and was replaced by the now legendary, Herbert Chapman. After leaving the Gunners, Knighton went on to manage Bournemouth, Birmingham City and Chelsea.

GP, 252 W, 87 D, 57 L, 108 GF, 309 GA, 360

 

Win % 34.52% Pts % 42.06%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero 

Herbert Chapman 1925 – 1934

Sheffield-born Herbert Chapman not only established Arsenal as English football’s dominant force, but his football concepts and ideas served as a template for teams and managers the globe over. He managed Leeds City and Huddersfield Town before taking over at Highbury where he introduced the 3-3-4 or ‘WM’ formation, winning the FA Cup in 1930 and the First Division title, scoring a club record 127 goals, in 1930/31. He won a second League title two years later before his tragic, sudden death in 1934, aged 55. A bronze bust of Chapman stands inside Highbury as a tribute to his achievements at the club.

GP, 378 W, 182 D, 93 L, 103 GF, 811 GA, 588

 

Win % 48.15% Pts % 56.35%

 

Trophy’s won: – 

3 – League Championships

1 – FA Cup

4- Charity Shields

George Allison 1934 – 1947

George Allison was born in Darlington and was a journalist before moving to London in 1905. He became Woolwich Arsenal’s programme editor, and later commentated on the very first FA Cup final to be broadcast on the radio, between Arsenal and Cardiff City in 1927. He later became the club’s secretary and then managing director, before taking over as first-team manager in June 1934. Allison added to the Club’s two successive League titles, by winning a third in 1935. He also won the FA Cup in 1936 and the League again in 1938. Allison decided to step down and retire from the game in 1946-47.

GP, 252 W, 112 D, 71 L, 69 GF, 477 GA, 298
Win % 44.44% Pts % 53.84%  

 

Trophy’s won: 

2 – League Championships

1 – FA Cup

1 – Charity Shields

Tom Whittaker 1947 – 1956

Thomas James Whittaker was born in Aldershot, Hampshire and joined Arsenal in 1919 before becoming the club’s first-team trainer under Herbert Chapman in 1927. Whittaker had an important role under Chapman in reforming the training and physiotherapy regimes at the club before taking over the reigns from Chapman’s successor, George Allison, in 1947. He won the League in 1948 and 1953 and the FA Cup in 1950 before his tragic death from a heart attack in 1956, aged 58.

GP, 378 W, 171 D, 101 L, 106 GF, 688 GA, 509

 

Win % 45.24% Pts % 54.14%

 

Trophy’s won: – 

2 – League Championships

1 – FA Cup

2 – Charity Shields 

Jack Crayston 1956 – 1958

Jack Crayston was born in Lancashire in 1910 and was appointed manager of Arsenal in November 1956. A former player with 187 appearances for the Club, Crayston elevated Arsenal from eleventh to third place in the Leauge, before eventually finishing fifth in his first season. He resigned after 24 years’ service at the club in May 1958 and went on to manage Doncaster Rovers. Crayston passed away in 1992.

GP, 84 W, 37 D, 15 L, 32 GF, 158 GA, 154

 

Win % 44.05% Pts % 50.00%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero

George Swindin 1958 – 1962

George Swindin, a former Arsenal goalkeeper with 297 first-team appearances to his name, was invited to take over the manager’s reigns at Highbury in 1958, following a successful stint as manager at Peterborough United. He oversaw a drastic overhaul in the playing staff at the club during his first season in charge and guided the team to a third-placed finish. After leaving the Gunners, Swindin went on to manage Norwich City, Cardiff City, Kettering and Corby before retiring to Spain. Sadly, Swindin paased away in October 2005, aged 90.

GP, 168 W, 67 D, 39 L, 62 GF, 304 GA, 305

 

Win % 39.88% Pts % 47.62%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero

Billy Wright 1962 – 1966

Billy Wright was born William Ambrose Wright in Shropshire in 1924 and was the first player to win more than 100 caps for England, captaining the national side no less than 90 times including their campaigns at the 1950, 1954 and 1958 World Cup finals. He became manager of Arsenal in 1962 but Arsenal never finished higher than seventh under Wright and he left the club after the 1965-66 season, where Arsenal finished 14th and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Blackburn Rovers. Wright left management and later became a television pundit for ATV. He was made an Inaugural Inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of influence on the English game.

GP, 168 W, 64 D, 41 L, 63 GF, 307 GA, 309

 

Win % 38.10% Pts % 46.23%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero 

Bertie Mee 1966 – 1976

Bertie Mee was born in Bullwell, Notinghamshire and managed Arsenal to their first League and FA Cup ‘Double’ win in 1971. He became manager in 1966, and recruited Dave Sexton and Don Howe as his assistants. Under his tutorship, Arsenal reached two successive League Cup finals in 1968 and 1969, but lost to Leeds United and Swindon Town respectively. However, the following season, the club won it’s first trophy of any kind for 17 years, beating Anderlecht 4-3 on aggregate, in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Having lost the away leg 3-1, Arsenal beat the Belgian side 3-0 at Highbury. The first part of the Double – The League title – was won at White Hart Lane, home of local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, on the last day of the season. Five days later, Charlie George scored the winning goal as Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley after extra-time to claim the FA Cup. Mee resigned as Arsenal manager in 1976, later joining Watford as assistant to Graham Taylor in 1978. Sadly, he passed away in 2001, at the age of 82.

 

GP, 420 W, 181 D, 115 L, 124 GF, 554 GA, 444

 

Win % 38.10% Pts % 46.23%

 

Trophy’s won: –

 

1 – League Championships

1 – FA Cup

1 – Inter Cities Fairs Cup

Terry Neill 1976 – 1983

William John Terence “Terry” Neill was born in May 1942 in Belfast and moved to Arsenal in 1959 as a player. He retired from playing in 1973, and succeeded Bill Nicholson as manager of Arsenal’s local rivals, Tottenham Hotspur. He managed Spurs for two seasons, nearly getting the club relegated in the process, before being recruited by the Arsenal board as manager in 1976 – becoming the youngest manager in the club’s history. The club enjoyed a minor revival under his management, reaching three FA Cup finals between 1978 and 1980, though only winning in 1979. He also reached the final of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1980, losing on penalties to Valencia. He was dismissed as manager in December 1983 and retired from football.

GP, 294 W, 127 D, 87 L, 80 GF, 404 GA, 318

 

Win % 43.20% Pts % 53.06%

 

Trophy’s won: – 

1 – FA Cup 

Don Howe 1984 – 1986

Donald ‘Don’ Howe was born in October 12, 1935 and was a player with West Bromwich Albion before Billy Wright signed him for Arsenal in 1964 and made him club captain. Howe retired from playing and became Arsenal’s reserve team coach under Bertie Mee, before stepping up to the role of first team coach after the departure of Dave Sexton in 1968. He later returned to his old club, West Bromwich Albion, as manager before stints as coach of Galatasaray, Turkey and Leeds United, before rejoining Arsenal in 1977 as head coach. Howe succeeded Terry Neill as Arsenal manager in 1983 and brought through the likes of Tony Adams, David Rocastle and Niall Quinn before resigning in March 1986.Howe was later assistant to Bobby Gould at Wimbledon and then had spells managing Queen Park Rangers and Coventry City before moving into journalism and broadcasting.

GP, 126 W, 57 D, 27 L, 42 GF, 184 GA, 156

 

Win % 45.24% Pts % 52.38%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero

George Graham 1986 – 1995

A former Arsenal player, George Graham rejoined the Club as manager in 1986 after three years in charge of Millwall. He won two League Championships, two League Cups, an FA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup in eight years, making Arsenal one of the dominant teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was renowned for building his team on the meanest of rearguards, perfecting the offside trap along the way. He also bought Ian Wright, until recently Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer, from Crystal Palace. After leaving the Club in 1995, Graham went on to manage Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur. He is currently a football pundit.

GP, 364 W, 167 D, 108 L, 89 GF, 543 GA, 327

 

Win % 45.88% Pts % 55.77%

 

Trophy’s won: – 

2 – League Championships

1 – FA Cup

1 – Charity Shields

2 – League Cups

1 – Cup Winners Cup 

Bruce Rioch 1995 – 1996

Bruce Rioch left his post as manager of Bolton Wanderers to succeed George Graham as Arsenal manager in 1995 and stayed for just a year. He guided Arsenal to a UEFA Cup place in 1995-96, securing qualification on the last day of the season at the expense of Everton, Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur. He also reached the League Cup semi-finals but lost on away goals to Aston Villa. After leaving the Club he became assistant to Stewart Houston at Queens Park Rangers. He later managed Norwich City and Wigan Athletic and is currently in charge of Danish club Odense.

GP, 46 W, 22 D, 13 L, 11 GF, 66 GA, 38

 

Win % 47.83% Pts % 57.25%

 

Trophy’s won: – Zero 

Arsène Wenger 1996 – 2018

Arsène Wenger joined Arsenal in September 1996 following spells as manager with Nancy and Monaco in his native France and Grampus Eight in Japan. He guided the Club to their second League and FA Cup double, in his first full season at Highbury in 1998 and won further League titles in 2002 and 2004. He won seven FA Cups, which is the most won by any manager to date. He also guided Arsenal to the UEFA Cup final in 2000, losing to Galatasaray on penalties and through an entire unbeaten league campaign on the way to the title in 2004. In 2006 he took Arsenal to the UEFA Champions League Final, where the team were narrowly defeated by Barcelona.

 

GP, 828 W, 476 D, 200 L, 152 GF, 1561 GA, 809

 

Win % 57.49% Pts % 65.54%

 

Trophy’s won: – 

3 – League Championships

7 – FA Cups

7 – Charity Shields

Unai Emery 2018 – Present

 

GP, 44 W, 25 D, 9 L, 10 GF, 73 GA, 51

 

Win % 56.82% Pts % 63.64%

 Trophy’s won: – Zero

A couple of questions to you:

Arsene and Emery

  1. Giving Emery’s second place in % League Games Won & % Points Won, should we be more patient with him?
  2. And how important is style/quality of football played to you?
Arsenal Managers % League Games Won & % Points Won
Manager # Games Games % Points %
Arsene Wenger 828 57.49% 65.54%
Unai Emery 44 56.82% 63.64%
Thomas Brown Mitchell 30 53.33% 58.89%
George Elcoat 34 52.94% 57.84%
Harry Bradshaw 170 52.94% 59.02%
Herbert Chapman 378 48.15% 56.35%
Stuart Houston/ Bruce Rioch 46 47.83% 57.25%
George Graham 364 45.88% 55.77%
Tom Whittaker 378 45.24% 54.14%
Don Howe 126 45.24% 52.38%
No Manager (Committee) 118 44.92% 50.00%
George Allison 252 44.44% 53.84%
Jack Crayston 84 44.05% 50.00%
Terry Neill 294 43.20% 53.06%
Bertie Mee 420 43.10% 52.22%
George Swindin 168 39.88% 47.62%
Phil Kelso 148 39.86% 47.07%
Billy Wright 168 38.10% 46.23%
George Morrell 266 35.71% 43.86%
Leslie Knighton 252 34.52% 42.06%

By GunnerN5

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29 Responses to We all have our views re Emery, but how does he compare to all Arsenal managers?!

  1. TotalArsenal says:

    Superb research and post, GN5. Hope you are okay with the two questions I added at the bottom of the post? I will answer them myself later on.

    I am wondering who has the lowest games between trophies scores, as in number of games divided by number of trophies (excluding charity shields). Would you be able to get this from your spreadsheets at all, GN5 (at your convenience)?

  2. GunnerN5 says:

    It should be noted that it’s far easier to attain a high winning % if you have only managed a few games. The more games you manage the harder achieving high winning percentage gets; so hats off to Arsene who has managed 408 games more than any other manager.

  3. jw1 says:

    Thanks again GN5!
    (Type that so often? Should be a hot-key. 👍)

    1) Patience? None to spare sir. Arsenal have a talented team– whose abilities are not being coaxed to their fullest. This micromanaging by Emery will cost us more than it will win us. Unless this is Emery’s last season in charge? The club will probably see players like Torreira, Aubameyang, and Lacazette look for teams that will accentuate their abilities. Rather than being limited in minutes– or chained to his conservative strategies.

    2) My travels to many Arsenal-related sites– tell me I’m in an overwhelming majority, among fans who are highly dissatisfied with the droll style of football on offer at present.

    To expound: The club are treading water currently– results and place in the table be-damned. This is no time to be standing still– when moving forward is possible. The transition from what the club was– to where it needs to be? Readying it toward regaining a place at the top of the PL has been achieved. What was expected of Unai Emery is done.

    Why should we move on from Emery now? Because what he’s showing now, isn’t sustainable to build upon– nor capable of– winning the PL title. That’s the goal. And Unai Emery is never going to outmanage Pep, Klopp or even Rodgers– over the course of a season.

    By next season, with all of the young guns possibly stepping up– combining with the existing talent in the team? There’s no call to place them under the thumb of a manager with limited vision.

    jw1

  4. GunnerN5 says:

    Cheers JWL and I totally agree with your comment.

    There is so much latent talent in this team that just needs the right manager to make it flourish – and Emery is yet to prove that he is that type of manager – but all we can do is wish and hope.

  5. PE says:

    N5 … you are a born research student. You’d find a pin in a haystack. 🙏🙏

    It’s quite intriguing that whenever the most pertinent stats are ferreted out Emery is on good grounds.

    Style/quality? I hate playing pretty to lose. I hate it, hate it, hate it. The Arsenal world hated it. They hated it so much that they even turned their back on their greatest coach ever. Many used very foul language on him, called him names for his inability to play ‘ugly’ to win.

    Is there anything like winning ugly consistently? I don’t think so. A team can win lucky once in a while: the deflected shot, a howler by a keeper, the woodworks at the other end. But if the ‘ugly’ performance is yielding enough positive results then there must be beauty hidden in the ugliness. If one digs deep enough, like N5 does over historical facts, one would find that beauty. It might not come in lovely curves, or beautiful triangles. It might be there hidden in a certain tactical technique that those who have eyes would see plainly.

    Long balls are derided. But then there is nothing prettier than Ederson telegraphing a 60 yds over the top pass that Aguro latches onto to score with only two touches. Effectiveness is beauty in my eyes. The goal could also come from a thirty pass move. It is as beautiful.

    Hey, am not holding any brief for Emery. Am saying by the 19th week his features would have been better defined. We can wait for anothe 11 games. If by that time results are still meeting our ambitions, then I’d know for certain that there is beauty in his ugliness. Maybe by that time I would have discovered that beauty. On the other hand if by that time he lags our ambition then for certain he is Mr Ugliness. Hell will brake loose.

  6. pbarany says:

    I’m a bit schizophrenic on the topic.

    On general principle I tend to prefer patience. I would encourage any new manager to experiment, and experiments inevitably come with mistakes. But not failures, as I would define failure as a mistake that we didn’t manage to learn from.
    And that makes me less enthusiastic about being to patient. Emery doesn’t seem to have the ability to learn from his mistakes. I admit I have limited information on the Ozil issue, but it seems he tried to learn from his Neymar-mistake, but I believe he misinterpreted (or muddled up, as Bullet-tooth Tony said in Snatch) the entire situation. And intentionally ousting one of the best players from the post-Henry era, a real artist (not to mention World Cup winner) is not merely a mistake, it’s a sin.

  7. jw1 says:

    Now For Something Completely Different:

    Petr Cech Signs Ice Hockey Contract
    Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has swapped grass for ice by signing for National Ice Hockey League team Guildford Phoenix as a goaltender. The Czech, a big fan of the sport, has got his skates on after working on his game since retiring from football.

    “I hope I can help this young team achieve their goals,” Cech, 37, said. “After 20 years of professional football, this is going to be a wonderful experience for me to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid.”

    Cech, who arrived in Britain in 2004 having signed for the Blues, adopted top-flight Elite Ice Hockey League side Guildford Flames as his team. dford Phoenix play in the second tier of British ice hockey.

    jw1

  8. PE says:

    Pb ….. am an admirer of Ozil. As I had said previously he brings intelligence to our play. But if the management have decided to freeze him out for reasons best known to them we have to take it on the chin and move on. Who knows but it could be the £350k per week that is the issue. Not £350k per se but the fact that it is a sum that turns other heads. Maybe Ramsey was lost because of the £350k. Maybe the management feels it comes in the way when other contracts are being renegotiated. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymer are on the super scale wages not so much because of what they bring on the field but for their commercial endorsement value. They make money for the club which is then used to make the club stronger.

    That was Gazidis/Wenger gamble when that Ozil’s wage was negotiated. Unfortunately his falling from grace with the German national team hurt his commercial image. It is not difficult to imagine that bigger forces than Emery might be behind the Ozil issue. One only need look at the massive bill the club sliced of its wage bill this summer. It is the reduction in our wage bill (Cech and co were replaced by Saka and co) that helped leverage our player purchases this summer. Ozil might simply be a casualty of a quiet club revolution. By the way Ozil is pocketing £350k every week. Anytime he’s genuinely fed up with the situation he’d walk. His agent must be patiently seeing to it that everything is properly timed for the best terms for his client. Mustafi’s agent is doing same.

    We need to move on. We need to place some faith in the revolution. We need to think about tomorrow also.

  9. TotalArsenal says:

    Some guy that Petr.

  10. TotalArsenal says:

    I don’t think you fully get it, PE. Why do we need to move on? We play eye-wateringly crap football in the PL and have a man under contract who can give us wings again. Emery is humiliating this man in public so he has no other choice than to leave, but as yet it is not working and Mesut is resisting seeking publicity and put his name right. What is happening is against our values – both in terms how individuals should be treated AND the sort of football we should be playing – and to take a perfunctory approach is not for me.

  11. TotalArsenal says:

    Answers:
    1. Well we will play a number of very hard PL games in the latter part of December and it is likely that our football will not be enough to maintain a top four position – it should be clear by then. For me, the sooner Emery goes the better for the club. I would thank him for doing a bit of transition for us and we get a person who will get us back to our Arsenal game. But I can wait to till January now and we have the cup games to keep us entertained.
    2. As per above, it matters a lot. There are four variants in order): A. beautiful winning football B. beautiful not winning football C. ugly winning football D ugly not winning football. With Emery we are hovering between D and C….

  12. TotalArsenal says:

    Nice 43 year old footage with George Best and Cruijff strutting their stuff (Netherlands v Northern Ireland – last time they NIs came to De Kuip).

    https://nos.nl/artikel/2305467-1976-briljante-en-baldadige-best-overtroeft-cruijff-in-de-kuip.html

  13. Admir says:

    Firstly, a bow for such a great research! 🙂

    Secondly, my answers to TA’s questions.

    1) No. The reason why we have a better % of victories is a division between Top 6 and the rest of the league. This season, we can expect that % to drop as we are at 50% only and it will get worse once our luck wears thin and opponents like Burnley and Bournemouth – teams that should have been heavily beaten given the gap in quality and (especially) money spent – start taking chances against us at the Emirates and take point(s) with them.

    2) To say beautiful football is the Arsenal way is only correct if you started watching Arsenal in 1996. Dennis and Arsene were responsible for creating such an illusion. Beautiful football is not something we have in our DNA – that’s something we had imported and done between 1996 and 2018, with results heavily relying on the balance of our team. That’s why we won the league with The Back Five, with Campbell-Vieira-Henry axis and, recently, cups with defensive and midfield axis that worked socks off for the attacking talents of Özil and Sanchez.

    Right now, we don’t play beautiful football and it’s only short-term effective. It’s how I’d expect Tony Pulis or Big Fat Ugly Sam to play, not Arsenal. If we had been beating almost every team 1-0 (which Wenger’s Arsenal did in 1998-99 without losing its appeal), I’d have swallowed that ugly frog but it’s difficult to think about it when our team is one of the most unwatchable teams in the league, with no attacking patterns that would resemble a style and with defending that reminds me of a bunch of people chaotically running into each other while trying to run away from angry bees.

  14. Erik the Red says:

    GN5. More marvellous research giving further proof of the excellence of Mr Wenger (would b e Lord Wenger if he were English!)

    Good to read that Bruce Rioch is manager of Odense. Like me he realises what a wonderful country Denmark is to live in.

    TA. I would like to write a post about UE and your fine question. How do I send a post and can you add pics?

  15. GunnerN5 says:

    Cheers Erik.
    I send my posts to Bergkampesque@gmail.com
    It will be great to read one of your posts.

  16. GunnerN5 says:

    I will be off line for the next 2/3 days.

  17. TotalArsenal says:

    Well if this doesn’t make you feel emotional, then you should go to the doctor… Brilliant Wrighty interview with the one and only DB10…

  18. TotalArsenal says:

    Hi Erik, that would be great; email it to bergkampesque@gmail.com and I am happy to add pics. 🙂

  19. TotalArsenal says:

    Hope all is fine with you GN5. See you in a few days (make sure yo watch the above video – it will cheer you up!).

  20. Erik the Red says:

    Fantastic film. Thank you TA.

    I was there when DB10 scored his first two goals vs S’ton at Highbury. I was with my nephew, who is a Spurs fan, and he had been telling me that the €7.5m we paid for Dennis was a complete waste of money. I cannot tell you how much enjoyment I got when DB10 smacked the ball into the roof of the net in front of the North Bank for his second.

    Happy Days.

  21. TotalArsenal says:

    I am jealous of that, Erik, but glad you saw it and he never looked back after that.

  22. goonereris says:

    Great to see two legends of the club getting together to chat about the old times. Lump in my throat….

  23. njk84sg says:

    Am now in London. Sorry TA, wouldn’t be able to travel to Scotland to see the beautiful scenery. Will visit THoF one of these days.

  24. TotalArsenal says:

    Enjoy your stay in Bligthy, 84!

  25. Admir says:

    Good results for me on our prediction list last night. 🙂

  26. TotalArsenal says:

    Me too Admir, but long way to go my friend! 🙂

  27. njk84sg says:

    Thanks TA. At least i am in the same time zone as you guys.

    Been a weird Interlull this time, as I had hoped at catch a home game, but it is Interlull and an away game next weekend, so i can only catch the away game hopefully in a pub or something.

    Am also experiencing a cold and windy London weather, and without the wind the weather is quite good.

  28. TotalArsenal says:

    Good stuff, 84. Make sure to visit the stadium and enjoy yourselves. If you like art the Tate Modern and National Gallery are a must. For a bit of Autumn romance you may want to visit Greenwich Park – good for pictures too. But I am sure you have read about this in your London tourism book(s). 🙂

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