The Glorious Game

The Glorious Game : Arsene Wenger, Arsenal and the Quest for Success

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Arsenal may have overcome Southampton 1-0 to retain the FA Cup, and, as Arsene Wenger claimed, had the best team in the Premiership, but the 2002-03 season will go down in memory as one largely unfulfilled by their own high standards. Alex Fynn and Kevin Whitcher draw upon times spent behind the scenes at Highbury to piece together an intimate portrait of both the man at the helm, Wenger, and life at the only Premiership club in with a shout of challenging the Old Trafford hegemony. The Glorious Game looks back to Arsene Wenger's arrival at the club, studies his philosophy of football, examines Arsenal's underachievement in Europe and their continuing battle for English supremacy with Manchester United. The long-term financial implications of the Ashburton Grove move, and the place of the youth academy in Wenger's long-term strategy are also discussed. Featuring interviews with, and profiles of, the key individuals at Highbury -- from Wenger and David Dein, through to the likes of Thierry Henry, Sol Campbell, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Liam Brady and Bob Wilson -- The Glorious Game is an insightful and assured piece of sports writing, and compulsive reading for any Arsenal fan.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 164 x 234 x 30mm | 580.61g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 colour illustrations
  • 0752860402
  • 9780752860404

About Alex Fynn

Alex Fynn is the author of two previous successful books on Arsenal: Heroes and Villains, and The Great Divide, and numerous titles on the business and politics of football. He has advised a number of clubs, including Arsenal, on media and marketing, and, as a consultant to the FA, was instrumental in the formation of the Premier League. Kevin Whitcher is the editor of Arsenal's fanzine The Gooner and author of Gunning for the Double -- the Story of Arsenal's 1997-98 Season. Alex Fynn is the author of two previous successful books on Arsenal: Heroes and Villains, and The Great Divide, and numerous titles on the business of football. He was instrumental in the formation of the Premier League and, as a consultant to the FA and Football League, writes regularly in the national press. Kevin Whitcher is the editor of Arsenal's fanzine The Gooner.show more

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