Issue 226 of The Gooner from August 2012. The front cover features the three new players Arsenal have signed during the close season, who we hope will provide the attacking threat to make up for the departure of last season’s leading goalscorer, which took place after we had gone to press.
Inside, Simon Rose writes about the Premier League campaign which lies ahead and confidently states that we can at least match the third place finish we achieved in May, although he admits things are going to be even tougher than they were last season.
We’ve also got the results of our mammoth end of season survey which thousands of you responded to in late May and early June. Some of the category winners will come as no surprise, but not everything was as predicted.
There’s an article which reveals the table behind a newly laid slab in Armoury Square and a piece which considers whether London 2012 marked a turning point in how women’s football is perceived.
Plus much more and, of course, many of the regulars – Talking Reds, Mickey Cannon, Anger Management, In the Away End, Inbox and another in the series about stadiums in the pre-Taylor era; this time Oxford United’s Manor Ground.