The Trust meets 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 refreshments available and usually some willing company for a trip to the pub. Please make sure you are receiving our newsletter updates or check the website for the dates of meetings.
Previous: AST meeting on Feb 10th with Patrick Barclay on Herbert Chapman - and special £10 offer for AST members
Monday 10th February 2014 - 18:30
The next meeting of the AST will now take place at 6.30pm on Monday 10 February at the offices of Nabarro - map.
Our guest speaker for the evening is Patrick Barclay who has just published The Life & Times of Herbert Chapman - see below.
Patrick is one of the UK's most distinguished football correspondents. He has written for every national broadsheet paper, won Sports Journalist of the Year and currently has a column in the London Evening Standard. His previous books include biographies of Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Life & Times of Herbert Chapman celebrates a legendary football figure and his impact on the beautiful game and his enduring legacy 80 years after his untimely death aged 55. Patrick also talks about the era in which Chapman lived and the impact of the Great War.
We look forward to hearing about Patrick about Herbert Chapman and also how he compares him to Arsene Wenger and how he considers Arsenal's chances of winning a trophy this season. All members are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you then.
Members of the Arsenal Supporter's Trust will be able to buy copies of the book on the evening for £10 - half the rrp of £20 - we also suggest you bring along copies you laready have for Patrick to sign
Monday 21st October 2013 - 18:30
The October meeting of the AST will take place on Monday 21 October 2013. Please note the change of location for this meeting which will take place at the Grange Hotel Holborn, 50-60 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AR, which is on the corner of Southampton Row and Theobalds Rd, about 2 minutes walk from Holborn tube station.
The main part of the meeting will involve an in-depth financial analysis of Arsenal in the Wenger era by Nick Harris of Sportingintelligence.com (@sportingintel on Twitter). Nick will consider Wengers reign broken into three eras, which he descibes as:
1) Transformative Arsenal - how Arsene Wenger changed English football, won two Doubles and produced the Invincibles
2) Arsenal in the shadow of the 'Big Money' era - how Abramovich then latterly the Glazers and Mansour caught up and overtook Arsenal with cash
3) Arsenal revived - why the prudence of the stadium move years aligned with the constraints of FFP on 'smaller' rivals, should and will pay dividends.
These eras will be explored with particular reference to transfer spending and wages; and examine whether Arsenal did better, worse or just as expected given their economic resources, compared to key rivals.
Detailed materials will be presented at the meeting and available to members. All members are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.
Monday 16th September 2013 - 18:45
The next AST meeting will take place at 6.45pm on Monday 16 September at the offices of Nabarro.
It is our first meeting of the new season and we will be looking back at the transfer window and hopefully some late arrivals; and forward to the Club's forthcoming financial results and Annual General Meeting which will be held on October 17th.
We have also arranged a topical guest speaker.
The speaker at this meeting is Ian Lynam who is one of the country's leading football lawyers. Ian is a head of the sports group at Charles Russell. Within football, he advises governing bodies, clubs, players, agents and brands on a wide range of issues.
Ian regularly contributes to legal journals and the media on sports law issues. You can read some of his recent blogs on financial fair play and how clubs pay players and his ideas on how clubs should approach player recruitment (which includes some anecdotes from his time advising Arsenal).
At the meeting he will give an update on current important legal and business issues facing football and, given the events of recent weeks, provide some clarity on understanding the contractual minefield that is the transfer market.
All members are welcome to attend.
Thursday 08th August 2013 - 10:30
The AST is pleased to have secured a number of places at the Arsenal Members' Day on Thursday 8th August 2013.
Turnstiles will open at approximately 10.30am with the first team training on the pitch at approximately 11.30am*.
AST's guests are invited to watch the training from Club Level (Woolwich Suite - entrance between turnstiles H and J) from 11.30am-1.00pm*.
There will be activities on the concourse level from 1.00pm, alternatively you can choose to stay at Club Level for a Question and Answer session with a number of players which commences at approximately 2.00pm*.
Between 1.00pm and 2.00pm* you are invited to enjoy light refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) provided with the compliments of the Club.
To book your place please send an email with your full name and the name of your guest if you would like to bring someone to the AST (see details in our recent newsletter). The deadline for applications is Monday 29th July 2013.
Successful members will be sent an e-ticket for the event the week commencing 29th July 2013.
Please note that there are no parking facilities available for this event and we would therefore advise you to use public transport.
PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE SURE YOU CAN ATTEND SO WE CAN GET AS MANY PEOPLE IN AS POSSIBLE. WE WILL HOLD A BALLOT IF WE ARE OVER-SUBSCRIBED
*all timings on the day are subject to change
Monday 10th June 2013 - 18:30
The AST meeting in June takes place on Monday 10 June as part of the Supporters Q&A with Ivan Gazidis at the Emirates. This is strictly an all-ticket event and AST members have been invited to attend by newsletter and post.