Interview

‘Our diversity is what makes us so strong’

Unai Emery

Monday’s Premier League game against Newcastle United will be our 11th Arsenal for Everyone matchday since we launched the campaign in 2008.

The initiative aims to celebrate the diversity of the Arsenal family, and takes place through community schemes, inside Emirates Stadium and throughout the club.
 
This year, Kick It Out’s 25th anniversary and the Premier League’s No Room For Racism campaign will also form part of the celebrations, and although it will be Unai Emery’s first experience of an Arsenal For Everyone matchday, he already knows just how significant the campaign is.
 
“I am proud to be a member of the Arsenal family,” our head coach said. “For me, it is a family that welcomes everybody and brings people together through respect and a love of football.
 
“It is an important part of a football club that anybody can come and enjoy watching a match – it does not matter about their differences or background.
“As the head coach I want to make it clear that everyone is welcome here. On Monday night we will celebrate the diversity of the Arsenal family, because that is what makes us so strong.”