Arsenal Emirates Stadium Complete Travel Guide | Launderer report
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Arsenal Football Club is a global entity.
The Gunners have supporters all over the world and Emirates Stadium is their mecca. Each season, thousands of fans travel thousands of miles to make a pilgrimage to the Gunners’ home.
The club offers official stadium tours, which show you the state-of-the-art interior. In this guide, however, we reveal the secrets of the regular Arsenal fan’s game experience to you.
Read on to discover the hidden gems of Emirates Stadium and its surroundings.
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Before heading to Emirates Stadium, why not take a stroll and take a look at what remains of historic Highbury?
The stadium was the home of Arsenal between 1913 and 2006 and has seen many famous triumphs.
It has now been converted into apartments, but the famous facade remains, and it’s a must-see for any fan interested in the club’s glorious history.
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Pre-match food and drinks are an integral part of any Arsenal match day.
The stadium is surrounded by a multitude of friendly Arsenal pubs where you can enjoy a pint with other fans.
Arsenal may not have gained much on the pitch over the past eight years, but they have won the award for the Premier League’s best pie, served in the popular Piebury Corner store on Holloway Road.
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Arsenal fans are known to be opinionated and verbose. No other team is causing such a huge amount of commentary and talk online.
Unsurprisingly, the club has several successful fanzines, which function as alternatives to the official program of the day. There are The Gooner, Gunshot !, Highbury High and in the ass.
The best known and oldest fanzine is The Gooner, famous for its witty titles and funny pictures.
Make sure you grab a fanzine to have something to read with your halftime pint.
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Emirates Stadium was Danny Fiszman’s dream.
The majority shareholder of Arsenal has helped the club through the difficult process of moving from Highbury and into the shiny new stadium.
When Danny Fiszman died in 2011, Arsenal named one of the connecting bridges in the stadium hall in his honor.
Pass by and pay homage to a visionary and true Gooner.
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The Arsenal Museum contains a host of memorabilia that will send a shiver down the spine of any true Arsenal fan, including Michael Thomas’ scoring shoes from Anfield ’89 and Charlie George’s FA Cup Final jersey from 1971.
Recently the club added a personalized trophy which was presented to the club by the FA Premier League for remaining undefeated throughout the 2003-04 season.
Go here to glory in Arsenal’s past triumphs.
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If you want to adorn yourself with the latest Arsenal kit, there’s only one place to go: The Armory, the huge Arsenal club shop.
This place sells everything from socks to signed photographs.
The staff are some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable Arsenal fans you’ll ever meet, and they can even occasionally give you advice on what team numbers players will wear next season.
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Outside the armory is a plaza decorated with stones engraved with messages from Arsenal fans around the world.
Keep an eye out for this stone, which contains a particularly poignant message from a current Arsenal player.
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Herbert Chapman is Arsene Wenger’s closest rival for the title of greatest manager in Arsenal history.
Chapman was one of football’s most notable innovators. He introduced travel to Europe, groundbreaking WM roster and even the white sleeves that still adorn the Arsenal kit.
Visit this statue for a chance to pay homage to a true legend of Arsenal.
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Tony Adams is still known everywhere as “Mr. Arsenal”.
This statue represents his pose after scoring the goal that won the Premier League title in 1997-98. This particular game’s commentator, Martin Tyler, said the goal sums up all that is good for Arsenal in this campaign.
This imposing, powerful and inspiring statue sums up all that was good about Tony Adams.
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The moment Thierry Henry knelt in front of Tottenham fans after destroying their squad with a remarkable individual goal was instantly iconic.
Now the club has immortalized this image in bronze.
Kneel alongside Arsenal’s greatest goalscorer and laugh at Tottenham again.
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When you’re finally inside the ground, there’s only one place to sit: the RED section.
Located in the northwest corner of the pitch, this area was introduced at the behest of fan group REDaction and is home to some of the club’s most vocal fans.
If you want to be in the part of the land with the loudest atmosphere, this is definitely the place for you.
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The famous clock that adorned the South Stand in Highbury has now been moved to the Emirates Stadium.
Its famous face recalls the famous history of Arsenal and the inimitable atmosphere of Highbury.
If you have any further questions about Emirates Stadium, ask them below and I’ll do my best to answer them.