The final Official Matchday Programme of the 2008/09 season will be on sale around Emirates Stadium on Sunday – and it’s a bumper 100-page edition, full of exclusive interviews and features.
Inside Arsène Wenger and Cesc Fabregas provide their thoughts on a hugely eventful campaign for the Gunners – while Nicklas Bendtner pulls no punches in assessing the highs and lows of his own season. Young Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey tells us why, after a year with the Club, he has no regrets about joining Arsenal ahead of Manchester United last summer - and Under-18 captain Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is our featured ‘Young Gun’.
Just five days before the 20th anniversary of Anfield ’89, Michael Thomas speaks to Colin Benson about the night that etched his name into history. There’s also a profile of another true Arsenal legend – the late, great David Rocastle.
Meanwhile, Brian Glanville winds the clock further back - casting his peerless eye over the career of 1930s goal-getter Ronnie Rooke.
We also feature the brightest star in British theatre, the acclaimed director Rupert Goold. The ardent Gooner has some fascinating observations about the parallels between his own role and that of a football manager.
Arsenal Ladies’ title-winning goalscorer Suzanne Grant tells us why she was quickly on the phone to outgoing manager Vic Akers after the side’s heroics against Everton – and we bring the curtain down on the Club’s highly successful partnership with Charity of the Season, Teenage Cancer Trust.
Have you any comments about the Matchday Programme, or ideas for its improvement? Please fill in our programme questionnaire, included in this weekend’s edition – with some fabulous prizes up for grabs when we receive your completed version.
All this, and more, will be available from programme sellers outside Emirates Stadium on Sunday for the usual price of just £3. The Matchday Programme can also be ordered from Programme Master – visit www.programmemaster.com or phone 08700 20 20 20.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 22 May 2009