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The Wenger Code
Will It Survive The Age Of The Oligarch?
by Richard Evans
Arsene Wenger; coach, manager and enigma at the heart of one of the greatest London football clubs. He is a walking conundrum of ideas, philosophy, sports psychology and an unwavering sense of self. He is the talisman of a Gunners side who have ridden the highs and the lows of the Premiership, but who in the modern game has employed a unique code of management.
The Wenger Code explores the essence of Wenger’s genius and what makes him standout as Arsenal Manager and leader unmoved by the gargantuan finance of 21st century football. In the no nonsense writing of life long fan, Richard Evans, the reader is given the painful truth, the inspiring truth and the future hopes for Arsenal Football Club as it builds upon the intense vision and belief of one man, one manager, and one code.
With evidence vividly brought to life from the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, The Wenger Code is a must read for football fans; as much a book about football management itself as a book about the mighty Arsenal FC.
RRP £16.99 GCR Books price £13.99
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Arsenal - The French Connection
How The Arsenal Became l'Arsenal
by Fred Atkins
WITH A FOREWORD BY GILLES GRIMANDI
Arsenal: The French Connection’ is the story of how one man combined the best aspects of English and French football to create a European dream team - and the players who helped him do it. Formed in a factory where Englishmen made English guns that English soldiers pointed at Frenchmen, Arsenal are now one of the most popular teams in France. How did a dour, stereotypically English team with a reputation for brutality become a by-word for French sophistication?
This is a book for any Arsenal fan who's bored by endless transfer sagas, tabloid fabrication and broadsheet guesswork - and who wants to read the fascinating stories behind the men who made Arsenal great again. It includes in depth profiles of Arsene Wenger and every French player to have played for Arsenal.
Was Thierry Henry a flawed genius or just a hero? Was Nicolas Anelka a sulking, money-obsessed mercenary or a misunderstood prodigy unready for fame? How did Emmanuel Petit cope with a life pockmarked by tragedy? What happened to the players who didn’t make it like David Grondin and Gilles Sunu? And what the hell was going on inside William Gallas’s head?
RRP £18.99 GCR Books price £14.99
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The Battle of London
by Rex Pardoe
"if ever a book gives you the feel of the attitude of the times this one does it in a way that I haven’t seen achieved elsewhere." Untold Arsenal
The Battle of London takes an unbiased look at the rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham from the 1880s to the 1970s. First published in 1972 it's the perfect gift for supporters of both clubs.
RRP £12.95 GCR Books price £8.95
GCR Books is dedicated to bringing classic Arsenal books back into print with and we now have ten great books for you to choose from in our online shop. With the publication of Arsenal - The French Connection, and The Wenger Code our first new hardback books, we are now looking to add previously unpublished titles to our back-catalogue.
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