Caviar and Sausages : Arsenal in the Time of Wenger
"If you eat caviar every day, it's difficult to return to sausages." Arsène Wenger, November 1998.
Caviar and Sausages takes football fans from Arsène Who? in 1996 to Wenger Out in 2018 - a revolutionary era for Arsenal Football Club and English football. Tony Kokkinos uniquely breaks down Arsène Wenger's 22 years into three stages - the Glory Years, the Austerity Years and the Stagnating Years.
Unique colourful infographics dissect the key aspects of a revolutionary era including: Battle Royale - the epic rivalry with Man Utd.Breaking Up The Band - how the Invincibles broke up prematurely.Wenger's Beefs - with Alex Ferguson and José Mourinho.Signings - the Good, the Bad, the Strange.The Curious Case of Theo Walcott.
The book is both a narrative and visual analysis of the Caviar (the Invincibles, two Doubles, seven FA Cups, Wengerball) and the Sausages (Man Utd 8 Arsenal 2, a nine-year trophy drought, three 5-1 hammerings by Bayern Munich). Original infographics, pitch maps and detailed season reviews dissect the players, tactics, transfers and decisions behind the trophies and painful losses. Informative, amusing and bizarre footnotes feature revealing statistics, tasers and Malaysian betting scams.
Caviar and Sausages is a must-read for supporters who witnessed some of the best football and players the English game has ever seen or are discovering Arsenal's most iconic era for the first time.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 178 x 254 x 22mm | 748g
- 13 Apr 2021
- Angel Ink
"The level of detail is amazing, fresh with graphics and anecdotes ... I see myself as being knowledgeable about Wenger, so was happy to hear stories I had never heard before ... You can't help but read about the glory years and get sad because you know what's coming. In that sense it's like reading a great fairytale but in the back of your mind you are aware that it ends sadly." www.JustArsenal.com
"Written with zero judgement, this is a book that all Arsenal fans should have on their shelves as a historical memoir of The Arsenal under Wenger." www.SheWore.com
"The presentation of the book is enhanced by stellar, beautifully rendered graphics which simultaneously give hard statistics as well as a look into fan sentiment... A famously divided fanbase, a famously divisive manager, and 22 years of varying success are not easy things to condense into a cohesive story which lacks bias either way. In this I find the biggest achievement of Caviar and Sausages." www.footballparadise.com