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Highbury Hero Joe Baker: His Generation’s Roy Of The Rovers

Today we’re going all the way back in the time machine to 16th July 1962. When Arsenal paid a club record fee of £70,000 to Torino for an exciting young swashbuckling centre forward. He was an instant success becoming a massive hit with the Highbury crowd. Even now more than half a century after leaving […]

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Ray Parlour

It’s Only Ray Parlour! Highbury Hero: Arsenal’s Romford Pele

All aboard the time machine we’re going back to the early 1990’s for the latest instalment of Highbury Heroes. A natural comedian off the pitch, but don’t be fooled by that, because on the pitch he worked as hard as anyone, a winner who gave his all for Arsenal Football Club. It’s only Ray Parlour, […]

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1977:  Portrait of Liam Brady of Arsenal.  Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Brady Birthday Tribute – ‘Brady Brady’ Born is the King of Highbury

All aboard the time machine. I’ve set the dial back to 1973 for this week’s Highbury Hero. To the time when an Irish wizard with a left foot like a wand burst onto the scene and became one of the finest players ever to pull on an Arsenal shirt. Worshipped by the Arsenal fans, including […]

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John's about to launch one of his monster kicks downfield

“Magnificent” Two-term Highbury Hero John Lukic

For the latest Highbury Hero I’m setting the time machine’s dial back to 1983 when Terry Neill bought a goalkeeper to understudy and eventually replace the great Pat Jennings. He is also part of a very select group of just four players who’ve played top flight football in four different decades. The other players being […]

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Freddie celebrates after winning the Title and the Double at Old Trafford

Invincible Flame-haired Punk: Highbury Hero Freddie Ljungberg

I’m setting the dial on the time machine to take us back to 1998, when a young 21 year old punk haired Swede announced his arrival in North London by coming off the bench at Highbury and within five minutes he cheekily lobbed the ball over Peter Schmeichel to score his first goal for The […]

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Peter would have made a fine international player

Stan the Man – The Original Cultured Ball Playing Centre Back (Rob Holding have a read!)

This week’s Highbury Hero takes us right back in the time machine to the swinging sixties and it features the quietest member of the 1970-71 Double team. The greatest English centre back never to play for his country. It’s the magnificent Peter “Stan” Simpson. Stan was a cultured ball playing centre back who complimented Frank […]

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Nutty coming away with the ball

Arsenal’s very Own Nutty Boy – A True Gunner Legend

We are taking a trip in the time machine back to the late 1980’s for this week’s Highbury Hero. Arsenal have had some brilliant left backs over the years and this man is no exception. Such a consistent player and a member of the famous back four. It is Nigel “Nutty” Winterburn. Nigel was highly […]

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King Charlie!

The original King of Highbury – From North Bank to North Bank’s Darling

My first Highbury Hero for 2017 takes us back down memory lane to revisit another of the 1971 Double squad. This was the man who clinched the Double, who went from watching The Arsenal as a fanatical fan from the North Bank, to wearing the famous red and white shirt and playing for his beloved […]

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Scorer of breathtaking goals: Highbury Hero Paul Merson

This week’s trip down memory lane features a player blessed with wonderful natural ability. A man who could produce the unexpected and the spectacular. A star of many talents, it’s Paul Merson. Very versatile in the forward positions, the Merse would be equally at home playing out wide or as a second striker dropping into […]

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Super Robert Pires – French Musketeer and Highbury Hero

Just a short jaunt back in the time machine, to the year 2000 for this week’s Highbury Hero, when Arsene Wenger paid £6,000,000 for one of our French Musketeers, the brilliant technically gifted, wide attacking midfielder Super Robert Pires. Robert had a very distinctive running style, slightly splayed feet with his mane of black hair […]

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