The Gooner - Issue 263


Issue 263 of The Gooner - Published Wednesday 28th December 2016

As well as the free inclusion of a 2017 wall calendar on the theme of '12 Arsenal Legends from the Arsene Wenger Era', issue 263 of Arsenal’s best-selling fanzine, The Gooner, has a wealth of quality reading on the Gunners past and present. There is a seasonal episode of our cartoon favourite Dwight Hart-Lane, and with the FA Cup 3rd Round imminent a reflection of 20 years of Arsene Wenger’s 3rd round ties at Arsenal and his record of never having been eliminated at that stage of the competition.

There is an interview with former captain and assistant manager Pat Rice, whilst regular contributors tell us about their superstitions when it comes to matchday. There are pieces on safe standing and the modern fan’s sense of entitlement, along with an article comparing a father’s first visit to Arsenal with his son’s some 40 years on. Nostalgia comes in the form of pieces on the 1993-94 season, the Arsenal programme in 1987-88 and striker David Herd, who played for Arsenal before moving to Manchester United.

We look at the recruitment of All Blacks psychologist Dr Ceri Evans to assist at the club, and the contract situations of Ozil and Sanchez. There is a trip report on Basel away as well as regulars including Talking Reds, The Spy, Mickey Cannon, Inbox, the North Bank Times, the 91st Minute and much more.