Author: Brian Glanville
"Outside Great Britain, and the soccer playing countries of the Empire, it is possible that one could say "Aston Villa", "Tottenham Hotspur" or "Newcastle United" to a football fan, without arousing a reaction; but the fan was never born who has not heard of the Arsenal."
Brian Glanville is a journalist, author and life-long Arsenal supporter who started his writing career in 1950 at the age of nineteen having convinced his hero, Cliff Bastin, to let him ghost-write his autobiography, Cliff Bastin Remembers.
This book was Glanville's second Arsenal-related title and looks back at the history of Arsenal Football Club from its origins in 1886 until 1952 when the book was first published. Glanville takes us through the various stages in the Club's history and looks closely at the individuals, managers and players that helped to make Arsenal the club it is today.