Arsenal magazine set to close
Gunners’ in-house publication, which is sold at the Emirates Stadium and in newsagents, ‘no longer sustainable’ after 192 editions
15 June, 2018
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium
REGULAR subscribers to the in-house Arsenal magazine will be reimbursed after it was announced the title is to close. The club said that the “product is no longer sustainable” after 192 editions.
It is sold alongside matchday programmes outside the Emirates Stadium and in the club shop and newsagents. The next issue will be out on Wednesday followed by the final edition in July.
Andy Exley, editor since a relaunch in 2002, said: “The media landscape has changed dramatically since we launched on the back of the 2002 double-winning season and circulation has fallen significantly over recent years.”
He added: “We have worked tirelessly with the designers and distributors, Trinity Mirror Sport Media, to ensure the product remained of a consistently high standard and despite achieving that aim and continually looking at ways of optimising sales, sadly it has become evident that the product is no longer sustainable.”
It had initially been called Gunners magazine with Swedish midfielder Stefan Schwarz its first cover star in 1994.
Mr Exley added: “A number of the most popular features will however migrate onto the club’s digital platforms and appear in the matchday programme next season.”
On Wednesday Arsenal learned their fixture schedule for the Premier League season starting in March.
Champions Manchester City are due to arrive in Ashburton Grove on August 11, although the details for what will be new manager Unai Emery’s first competitive match in charge could change due to television schedules.