From the publisher:
Arsenal: The Complete Record is the definitive account of one of English Football's pioneering institutions. Collated by Josh James, Andy Kelly and Mark Andrews, this exhaustive study details every game, campaign, player and manager in the Gunners' storied history up to and including the 2017/18 season.
Formed by munitions workers in 1886 in Woolwich, the club moved from south east London to Highbury in the capital's north in 1913 and established themselves as one of the game's giants following the appointment of the legendary Herbert Chapman in 1925. An unprecedented five league titles were captured in the 1930s: two before Chapman’s untimely death in 1934 and three under the stewardships of Joe Shaw and George Allison.
Other managerial greats followed: Bertie Mee won the club’s first league and cup double in 1971, while former player George Graham achieved two league titles, a cup double and a European Cup Winners’ Cup crown in the 1980s and 1990s.
Upon his appointment in 1996, Arsène Wenger switched the focus from defence to attack, and his brilliant Arsenal teams embodied the Premier League’s transformative influence on English football. Two league and cup doubles ignited his reign before the 2003/04 pinnacle, where a team spearheaded by Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Viera went an entire season unbeaten. In 2017, with Wenger still at the helm, Arsenal became the most successful club in FA Cup history with their thirteenth success.
This record of one of English football’s great names charts every moment since 1886, including season by season accounts of every campaign, player profiles and every conceivable detail of the Gunners’ illustrious history. This is an indispensable addition to the library of every Arsenal fan.
Josh James has written for the Arsenal matchday programme since 2001 but been a supporter of the club all his life. A regular matchday reporter and commentator for first-team games on Arsenal.com, Josh is also the resident statistician in the club’s media department and has edited the official handbook for each of the past 17 seasons. He has contributed to several titles, including the Arsenal Opus, The Immaculate Season and Kings of Cardiff.
Mark Andrews has been a supporter of Arsenal since the early 70s and is a columnist for the Arsenal matchday programme and official magazine, specialising in the club’s history. He has written books on the club and runs thearsenalhistory.com with Andy Kelly.
Born into an Arsenal-supporting family, Andy Kelly started watching The Gunners in the mid-1970s when he stood on the terraces with his dad and older brother. He has been collating information on the club for more than 40 years and has contributed to many books focused on Arsenal's history.