Where has Wenger recruited from the most?
With Arsène Wenger approaching his 1,000th match in charge of Arsenal this Saturday, the Islington Now sports department has been having heated arguments all week over the best players of his 18 years in charge. Such processes have a disappointing tendency to end in dissatisfying compromises, but we’re confident that few will have reason to argue with
(Title photo by Wikimedia Commons) Gordon Ramsay might be weeping over his lost Michelin star, but the career of Arsenal’s Welsh wonder is on the opposite trajectory. Aaron Ramsey – described as a “key player” by Arsène Wenger, his manager, yesterday – has signed a new contract that will see his wages soar 80% to
(Title photos by Wikimedia Commons and thesportreview.com) As Arsène Wenger prepares for his 1000th match in charge of Arsenal this Saturday, the time is ripe to compare his record with that of his great nemesis: Sir Alex Ferguson. Premier League trophies The former Manchester United manager, who reached the milestone in November 2004 – more than
Arsenal won the 175th North London derby yesterday thanks to a sumptuous strike from Tomas Rosicky, their evergreen Czech midfielder. Perhaps this is not a coincidence, because Arsenal seem to have an unerring knack of winning when Rosicky scores: the Gunners have won 14 and drawn 1 of the 17 Premier League (PL) games in
If you’re planning a day out in Islington, the chances are that you’ll be overwhelmed with the wealth of opportunities in the borough. We at Islington Now want to help by narrowing down the choice for you. Emirates Stadium Enjoy a day out at one of the country’s leading football clubs. The downside is that the
A Councillor has bemoaned the inequality in St Peter’s after a report last month gave a damning verdict on the wealth gap in Islington. The problem is particularly pronounced in St Peter’s ward, with the luxurious Canaletto tower standing next to abandoned flats and old warehouses. Alice Perry, who represents St Peter’s, said the “two