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Needing no introduction, Arsenal are one of England's greatest club sides, having won the top flight 13 times.

With such a rich and compelling past, it’s no surprise there are so many Arsenal books available.

From revealing former players’ memoirs, from the likes of Ian Wright and Paul Merson, and manager revelations – think Arteta and Wenger – to in-depth trips back to Dial Post and the very beginning, and the iconic Invicibles, there’s an Arsenal book for every type of Arsenal fan!    

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The Best Arsenal Trivia Book Ever: 300+ Interesting Trivia Questions

By House of Ballers

You may think you already know everything there is to know about Arsenal Football Club but you’re absolutely guaranteed to learn something new in this engaging collection of Arsenal trivia!

Sober: Football. My Story. My Life.

By Tony Adams


‘A searingly honest account of the Arsenal legend’s quest to recover from alcoholism. Unflinchingly brave.’
Sunday Mirror

Sober is a truly inspirational memoir from someone who has battled with his demons, but has continued to take things on, one day at a time.

I have recently lost both my parents and the parts about Tony losing his I felt moved to tears. It brought my thoughts back to me. For me, still the greatest Gunners defender ever and I respect him even more after this book. Thanks, Tone.”

Jonathan Woolley

Highbury: The Story of Arsenal In N5

By Jon Spurling

“For anyone who believes that there is more to supporting a football team than what happens on the pitch, this book is for you. The book features contributions and observations from players, fans, club officials and those like programme sellers who are part of the game-day experience.

The story of Highbury needs to be told. I found the chapters relating to the move from Woolwich and the role of Herbert Chapman fascinating. The development of the ground and the impact of the Taylor Report are covered thoughtfully. There are constant reminders that although Arsenal have been a top-flight team throughout their time at Highbury, they have not always challenged for honours.

The book will obviously appeal to Gooners, but perhaps more significantly it deserves to be read by a wider audience of football supporters. A first-rate read.”

Paul Jeater

Arsenal On This Day: History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year

By Paul Donnelley

Arsenal On This Day reveals all the important events in the club’s history in a comprehensive daily diary – the must-have book for any Gunners fan.

“Good product. Good price.”
Tony Dome

“Present for my Dad, who says he likes checking it every day to see what happened that day years ago!”
David H Wright

Arsenal 101: A Pocket Guide in 101 Moments, Facts, Characters and Games

By Rab MacWilliam

“Bought this as a birthday gift for my son’s friend and he absolutely loves it! 

Really pleased with this book. Lots of useful info and well put together!”

Paul Merson Hooked

Paul Merson Hooked: Addiction and the Long Road to Recovery

By Paul Merson

Shortlisted for the 2022 Sports Book Awards.

Arsenal legend Paul Merson’s brutally honest memoir of battling addiction for three decades.

Ian Wright My Life in Football

Ian Wright A Life in Football: My Autobiography

By Ian Wright

The Sunday Times Bestseller

Ian Wright is an Arsenal legend, former England striker and a revered TV pundit, and one of the most recognisable figures in English football.

Rebels for the Cause: The Alternative History of Arsenal

Rebels for a Cause: The Alternative History of Arsenal Football Club

By Jon Spurling

Spanning almost 120 years – and set against a backdrop of turbulent social and political change – Arsenal’s on-field success has been well documented but the equally remarkable history of Arsenal’s rebels, both on and off the pitch, hasn’t – until now.

89 Arsenal's Greatest Moment

89: Arsenal’s Greatest Moment, Told in Their Own Words

By Amy Lawrence

‘Once it hits the net I’m just thinking ecstasy really. It’s incredible. I’ve done what I wanted to do. That’s that feeling. I’ve done it.’ Michael Thomas Anfield, Liverpool, Friday 26th May 1989. The final day of the Division One season.

89 creates a definitive portrait of a game that changed English football forever.

Amy Lawrence Invincible

Invincible: Inside Arsenal’s Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season

By Amy Lawrence

In 2003-04, Arsenal overcame every conceivable challenge to complete a 38-game league in an English football season without a loss.

Revolution: The Rise of Arteta's Arsenal

Revolution: The Rise of Arteta’s Arsenal

By Charles Watts

This is the story of how Mikel Arteta turned Arsenal into one of the most exciting, innovative and feared teams in English football.

Royal Arsenal: Champions of the South

Royal Arsenal: Champions of the South

By Mark Andrews, Andy Kelly, Tim Stillman

The real story of how Royal Arsenal became a professional football club is a fascinating tale of how working men repelled the greedy landlord of their ground, and at the same time, put one over the old boys’ network who ran the local Football Associations.

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