The Arsenal Story

The history of Arsenal FC has never been told in such depth

Focusing on the Highbury years from 1913 to 2006 and the move to Emirates Stadium. This monumental work is divided into eras covering all the key players and managers who have shaped the development of Arsenal into one of the world’s most famous clubs. Herbert Chapman’s team won a hat-trick of championship titles in the 1930s, part of a glorious period which set the benchmark for such great managers as Tom Whittaker, Bertie Mee, George Graham and, most spectacularly of all, Arsène Wenger.

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The Opus contains over 300,000 words written by some of Britain’s finest sportswriters. Edited by Nigel Seymour, formerly of The Daily Telegraph, the Opus showcases the talents of the likes of Sue Mott, David Miller and Patrick Barclay. Ex-Arsenal player-turned-journalist Alan Smith completes the line-up, using his relationship with the club and players to bring you the inside story on some of Arsenal’s most important figures and moments.

The pages of the Arsenal Opus are adorned with over 1,500 carefully selected pictures displayed on an epic scale. Much lauded professionals such as Richard Legge, Adam Lawrence, Zed Nelson, Suki Dhanda Rob Wilson, son of Bob and one of the finest photographers in the world, help bring the Arsenal story to vivid life.

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Arsenal legends

The cast of Arsenal legends featured includes Arsène Wenger, Charlie George, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Frank McLintock, Freddie Ljungberg, Tony Adams, Ian Wright, Steve Bould, David O’Leary, Pat Jennings, David Seaman, Ray Parlour, Bob Wilson, George Graham, Cesc Fabregas, Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn and many more.


Two meter wide gatefolds

A stunning panoramic photo of the last-ever match at Highbury as a two-metre wide gatefold is just one of four such gatefold images that appear in The Official Arsenal Opus.


The Official Arsenal Opus contains an exclusive gallery section of stunning portraits taken on the rare Polaroid 20 x 24 Studio camera.

Two Special Editions