The Trust meets on the second Monday of most months in central London. All members are welcome to attend and participate in discussions about our activities and future plans. Meetings last for approximately ninety minutes. There are always refreshments available and usually some willing company for a trip to the pub.
Monday 23rd February 2015 - 18:30
The next meeting of the AST will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 23 February. The meeting will be at a new venue - the relocated offices of Nabarro at London Wall - see map. This is very close to St Paul's and Barbican tube stations.
Our guest speaker that evening will be Raphael Honigstein. We will also provide updates on Arsenal's half yearly financial figures and other campaign subjects.
Previous: Amy Lawrence Q&A
Thursday 13th November 2014 - 18:30
The November AST meeting will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 13th. Please note that this meeting takes place at a different location in Holborn at Holborn Grange Hotel which is at 50 - 60 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AR.
The main guest at this meeting will be Amy Lawrence. Amy is a well known football writer for the Guardian, regular broadcaster and lifelong Arsenal fan who started her writing career with the Gooner. She will give her views on Arsenal's season to date and take members questions.
Amy has also recently published Invincible:Inside Arsenal's Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season. The book is a gripping insider's account of how Bergkamp, Henry, Vieira and Pires became the first team in 100 years to go the entire season undefeated. You can read more about the book and purchase an advance copy here - or alternatively there will be copies of the book available to purchase on the night.
All members are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you on the night.
Previous: Alex Fynn & Review of Arsenal AGM
Monday 20th October 2014 - 18:30
The next AST meeting will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 20 October. Please note that this meeting takes place at a different location in Holborn at Holborn Grange Hotel which is at 50 - 60 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AR.
We welcome football consultant and author Alex Fynn as our main guest. We will also review Arsenal's AGM and the financial accounts recently published by Arsenal.
The topic of Alex's talk is 'Arsene, David Dein & Me'.
Akex has recently published his long awaited sequel 'Arsenal and Arsene - the quest to rediscover past glories' to the best-selling Arsènal - The Making of Modern Superclub (first published in 2008 with new editions in 2009 and 2011) and together with Kevin Whitcher he examines the current state of Arsenal FC and their performance on and off the pitch since 2011.
Has head coach Arsene Wenger become a 'Specialist in Failure' (an accusation levelled at him by Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho) or does he oversee one of the best run clubs in world football?
Fynn and Whitcher have spoken to ex-players and to key members of staff at Arsenal to look at every facet of the club. From player wage structure to commercial activity, from youth team setup to transfer policy, from Board structures to the the fitness regime and seemingly endless string of injuries, the authors leave no stone unturned in their quest to explore the real story of Arsenal football club and their enigmatic manager.
AST members can buy the book at the discounted price of £7 at the following link - just use the promo code 'Trust' at the checkout stage.
There will also be an opportunity to buy the book on the evening and secure a signed copy. All members are welcome to attend and we look forward to hearing from you.
Thursday 11th September 2014 - 18:30
Please note that the date of the next meeting of the AST will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 11 September at the offices of Nabarro.
The business discussed will include:
- The future of the Arsenal Fanshare Scheme
- The results of the Annual AST Survey
- Ticketing and Ticket Exchange issues at Arsenal
- Q&A with James Olley of the Evening Standard
All members are welcome to attend.
Tuesday 27th May 2014 - 18:30
The next meeting of the AST will take place at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 27th May at the offices of Nabarro LLP, Lacon House, Theobald's Road, London WC1X 8RW
We are delighted that our special guest will be Jill Smith who is retiring as Arsenal's Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO). This will give everyone at the AST a chance to thank Jill for all her hard work over many years on behalf of Arsenal fans.
We will also be joined by John Cross of the Daily Mirror who will lead a discussion reviewing Arsenal's 2013/2014 season, looking back on our fantastic FA Cup win, and analysing what is likely to happen at Arsenal in the Summer transfer window.
The AST will also be publishing details of its summer survey and providing members with an update on discussions held with the Club on ticketing issues. All members are welcome to attend.
All members are welcome to attend.