The centrepiece of every home game at Emirates Stadium is the pitch.

In this special feature, we go behind the scenes to meet the ground staff who prepare Arsenal's perfect playing surface.

We spoke to the Club's Deputy Head Groundsman, Reece Watson. He discusses:

  • what happens immediately after a game
  • the layers within the pitch
  • the influence of Arsène Wenger
  • why they water the pitch before the game
  • fertilizing, lighting and cutting
  • the finishing touches before a matchday
  • taking pride in the playing surface

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22 Dec 2010