Arsenal All 4-1: A Guidebook to an Historic Season Straight from Highbury's Gooner Grapevine

Front Cover
Random House, Dec 7, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 272 pages
0 Reviews

The 2003-04 football season was a landmark in the Gunners' already illustrious history. Consolation for the Arsenal's costly Cup exits could come in the form of an achievement the like of which might never again be repeated. as they remained undefeated in the Premiership right to the end of a triumphant red-and-white roller-coaster ride.

Once again, Arsène Wenger's side have raised the bar to a point beyond anything that has ever been seen before in British football. Sport lovers everywhere have been regularly left absolutely agog in admiration of the sublime skills and athletic grace that have brought some much-needed beauty back into our not-so-beautiful game.

Aresenal All 4-1 is a week-by-breathtaking-week account of the Gunners undefeated exploits. A blow-by-blow description of the season's legion of snakes and ladders; sending offs and resultant suspensions; mad refereeing decisions (both misjudged and misappropriated!); gobsmacking game-changing goals; and heart-stopping howlers. It is a tale of ten tantalising months of trains, planes and automobiles, over land and sea (and Leicester), from one of the privileged few Gooners who witnessed every game in this wonderful odyssey from the terraces.

Relive this scintillating season of total football as revealed in the sort of charismatic reports that could have only come from a Gooner who cut his teeth on the tedious triumphs of the Arsenal's infamous flat back four.


What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


No Substitute for a Spherical Ball
Still Walking on Terra Firma in a Bergkamp Wonderland

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Bernard Azulay was born in North London in 1961. When he was five, his father introduced him to 'the Home of Football', and his relationship with the Arsenal was sealed in the back of the car leaving White Hart Lane in 1971 when Ray Kennedy signed his programme: 'To Bernard, whom I travelled home with after the game'. He now writes a regular column for the Irish Examiner, Ireland's fastest-growing daily paper, and is a contributor to The Gooner fanzine and the Arsenal-World website. He lives a few pitch lengths away from the famous Marble Halls with his partner Róna and their pooch Treacle.

Bibliographic information