The Gooner

Archived since Issue 206

60 issues

The Gooner is the best selling independent Arsenal fanzine which, since its launch in 1987, has aimed to provide a platform where the complete spectrum of Gunners supporters’ views can be expressed. There is no editorial line in terms of what we will publish, running very much an open house policy. For this reason, it is the natural home for many of the debates and counter views that go hand in hand with being a Gooner in modern times.

The Gooner publishes regularly throughout the football season, so a 12 month subscription will typically deliver 8 issues, each of which is packed with at least 48 full colour pages of contributions from a wide cross section of the Arsenal fan base providing intelligent, passionate and often humorous analysis of the goings-on at Arsenal FC, both on and off the pitch, as well as plenty of reflective articles which provide many memories from our clubs illustrious history.

In addition, all subscribers have access to our full catalogue of digital back issues which dates back to the start of the 2010/11 season.

The FREE trial issue from March 2013 features Carl “Corporal” Jenkinson on the front cover and the Talking Reds editorial puts forward the view that we need more players like him who have a deep-rooted bond with the club and who play with the pride and passion we as fans want to see.

On a similar theme, there’s an interview with Chris “Chalky” Whyte, Arsenal centre-back (and very occasional striker) from the early 80s, who grew up just down the road from Highbury and used to stand on the North Bank as a boy. He talks about his slightly unusual career path, who was responsible for his positional switch and why he had his toes broken deliberately one summer!

Elsewhere, there’s an article by Bernard Dowling questioning whether Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has delivered on the promises he has made during his four year tenure whilst earning in excess of £8m and there’s also a piece which highlights some of the unsung Arsenal heroes from the last 40 years including Eddie Kelly, David Price and Sylvain Wiltord.

All this plus much more including all the usual features and columnists – Highbury Spy, Mickey Cannon, Anger Management, Inbox, match reports, In the Away End and another episode with Dwight Hart-Lane who this time struggles to get to grips with social media.

Latest issue

Issue 265 of Arsenal’s best-selling fanzine, The Gooner has the usual mix of both current and nostalgic articles. There are interviews with players Francis Coquelin and Rob Holding, and a feature pondering how to get the best out of Alexis Sanchez in the team’s formation. The problems facing the next man to step into the managerial hot seat after Arsene Wenger departs are explored, and the conclusions of past managerial tenures are recalled. The question as to why certain players leave the club is examined, and the difficulty in resolving the team’s defensive midfield problem is analysed. The old Highbury Stadium is remembered, as are the days in the mid 1970s when the club’s fortunes seemed far worse than they are today. The half season that Yugoslav international Vladimir Petrovic was a Gunner is the subject of a four page feature, and there is a piece in praise of Arsenal’s yellow away shirt. One writer suggests that it does not matter what players pull on the Arsenal shirt these days, the problems seem to be the same. There are also features on the difficulty of being a referee and the club’s links with the nations that will take part in this summer’s Confederations Cup. The regular features and columnists include Talking Reds, The Spy, Mickey Cannon, Anger Management, Inbox, the North Bank Times and the 91st Minute. Plenty of reading to see you through to the end of the season and beyond.

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The Gooner is the best selling independent Arsenal fanzine which, since its launch in 1987, has aimed to provide a platform where the complete spectrum of Gunners supporters’ views can be expressed. There is no editorial line in terms of what we will publish, running very much an open house policy. For this reason, it is the natural home for many of the debates and counter views that go hand in hand with being a Gooner in modern times.

The Gooner publishes regularly throughout the football season, so a 12 month subscription will typically deliver 8 issues, each of which is packed with at least 48 full colour pages of contributions from a wide cross section of the Arsenal fan base providing intelligent, passionate and often humorous analysis of the goings-on at Arsenal FC, both on and off the pitch, as well as plenty of reflective articles which provide many memories from our clubs illustrious history.

In addition, all subscribers have access to our full catalogue of digital back issues which dates back to the start of the 2010/11 season.

The FREE trial issue from March 2013 features Carl “Corporal” Jenkinson on the front cover and the Talking Reds editorial puts forward the view that we need more players like him who have a deep-rooted bond with the club and who play with the pride and passion we as fans want to see.

On a similar theme, there’s an interview with Chris “Chalky” Whyte, Arsenal centre-back (and very occasional striker) from the early 80s, who grew up just down the road from Highbury and used to stand on the North Bank as a boy. He talks about his slightly unusual career path, who was responsible for his positional switch and why he had his toes broken deliberately one summer!

Elsewhere, there’s an article by Bernard Dowling questioning whether Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has delivered on the promises he has made during his four year tenure whilst earning in excess of £8m and there’s also a piece which highlights some of the unsung Arsenal heroes from the last 40 years including Eddie Kelly, David Price and Sylvain Wiltord.

All this plus much more including all the usual features and columnists – Highbury Spy, Mickey Cannon, Anger Management, Inbox, match reports, In the Away End and another episode with Dwight Hart-Lane who this time struggles to get to grips with social media.

  • First Issue: First Issue: Issue 206
  • Latest Issue: Issue 265
  • Issue Count: 60
  • Published: Monthly