The Gooner - Issue 265


Issue 265 of The Gooner - Published Wednesday 26th April 2017

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.