From the publisher:
A NEW lavishly illustrated 264-page full colour book that will appeal to Arsenal FC supporters of all ages who treasure special memories of the Highbury years – from the club’s move to London, N5 in 1913 until the switch to The Emirates Stadium in summer, 2006.
What makes this nostalgia fest unique is that it’s written not by a journalist or historian (there have been plenty of those), but by the fans, for the fans.
More than 200 avid Gooners – from a handful who began watching The Arsenal in the late 40s to much younger die-hards who got their first glimpse of all-seater Highbury in the noughties – share their special anecdotes and, in many cases, supplied the evocative images that illustrate their words.
* Why Arsenal? Supporters recall their first visit to this bastion of the game with its iconic marble halls
* Our contributors choose their three favourite players from the Highbury era
* Nominate their greatest goals by Arsenal players
* Most memorable matches
* Standout north London derbies
* Cult heroes
* Happiest and lowest moments
* Characters on the terraces and in the stands
* And finally, their emotional last-ever pilgrimage to the ground that was home for 113 years
The glorious League and Cup double triumphs and historical first European trophy won at Highbury in 1970, to heart-breaking results that shattered dreams of more titles and Champions League success . . . we invite you to share in the whole range of emotions experienced by the people who stood on the North Bank and Clock End, or sat in the East and West Stand, and who have Arsenal ingrained in their DNA.
We hope the book not only represents a worthy lasting legacy for generations of the 'Arsenal Family' to savour and reflect upon, but will also resonate with anyone who has football history in their soul.