The Gooner - Issue 240

The Gooner - Issue 240

The Gooner - Issue 240

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Issue 240 of The Gooner from January 2014.

At the time of going to press Arsenal were top of the table, but with a diminishing number of strikers our front cover plea is for the fans to “Keep Calm” and for Olivier Giroud to “Stay Fit”.

Inside, Jon Spurling reminds us what happened in 2008 when we were in a similar position and hopes Arsene will have learnt from this and will speculate in the January transfer window to freshen things up and send a bold statement of intent.

There’s a new book out on The Life and Times of Herbert Chapman by esteemed journalist Patrick Barclay and Layth Yousif caught up with him to find out why he wrote the book, where he thinks Chapman stands in the pantheon of great British managers and whether he believes Arsenal can win the title this season.

In our special feature this issue contributors look back at seven games from the last 25 years which marked Turning Points which might have altered the course of events significantly if the results had been different.

There are also articles about David O’Leary, Joe Baker, early leavers and David Oudôt writes about the newest member of the Arsenal board, Stan’s son Josh Kroenke and ponders what we might be able to expect from him.

All this plus much more besides including Highbury Spy, Mickey Cannon, Anger Management, Inbox, In the Away End, North Bank Times and Phil Wall’s nostalgic look back at programmes reaches the 1974-75 season and reveals a fascinating statistic about our final league position that season.