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The Trust meets most months in central London. All members are welcome to attend and participate in discussions about our activities and future plans. Meetings last for approximately ninety minutes. There are refreshments available and usually some willing company for a trip to the pub. Please make sure you are receiving our newsletter updates or check the website for the dates of meetings.

Previous: AST AGM and Arsenal programme history

Wednesday 23rd April 2014 - 18:30

The next meeting of the AST will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 23 April at 6.30pm. The main business is the AST AGM (see below) and a presentation by Andy Exley, Arsenal's programme editor titled 'The evolution of the official match day programme - 1886-2014'. Andy will also be asking AST members for feedback on the programme and for ideas for content for the following season.

All members are welcome to attend.

Notice of 12th AST AGM

Notice is hereby given that the twelth annual general meeting of the Arsenal Supporters' Trust Limited will be held at the offices of Nabarro LLP, Lacon House, Theobald's Road, London WC1X 8RW at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 23rd April.

You can read the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 October 2013 of the Arsenal Supporters' Society Limited Trading as the Arsenal Supporters' Trust and Registered in England and Wales as an Industrial and Provident Society number 29545R.

If you are an AST member who cannot attend then you can submit a proxy vote using the AST Form of Proxy. Details of how to scan and email the form, or post it, are set out on the Form.

Previous: Discussion with Jeremy Wilson & reviewing Arsenal's finances

Monday 17th March 2014 - 18:30

The next meeting of the AST will take place on Monday 17 March 2014 at 6.30pm at the offices of Nabarro - map

The meeting will include discussion with Jeremy Wilson of the Daily Telegraph. Jeremy often reports on Arsenal and follows the club closely, he was the first football journalist to secure an interview with Stan Kroenke.

Stephen Clapham of Behind the Balance Sheet will give a short update on his work and the FFP rules.

There will also be a discussion and review of the recent publication of Arsenal's half year report and accounts led by AST Board members Simon Hill and Nigel Phillips.

All members are welcome to attend.

Previous: AST meeting on Feb 10th with Patrick Barclay on Herbert Chapman - and special £10 offer for AST members

Monday 10th February 2014 - 18:30

The next meeting of the AST will now take place at 6.30pm on Monday 10 February at the offices of Nabarro - map.

Our guest speaker for the evening is Patrick Barclay who has just published The Life & Times of Herbert Chapman - see below.

Patrick is one of the UK's most distinguished football correspondents. He has written for every national broadsheet paper, won Sports Journalist of the Year and currently has a column in the London Evening Standard. His previous books include biographies of Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. 

The Life & Times of Herbert Chapman celebrates a legendary football figure and his impact on the beautiful game and his enduring legacy 80 years after his untimely death aged 55. Patrick also talks about the era in which Chapman lived and the impact of the Great War.

We look forward to hearing about Patrick about Herbert Chapman and also how he compares him to Arsene Wenger and how he considers Arsenal's chances of winning a trophy this season. All members are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you then.

Members of the Arsenal Supporter's Trust will be able to buy copies of the book on the evening for £10 - half the rrp of £20 - we also suggest you bring along copies you laready have for Patrick to sign


Previous: October AST meeting to review Arsene's football v financial performance

Monday 21st October 2013 - 18:30

The October meeting of the AST will take place on Monday 21 October 2013. Please note the change of location for this meeting which will take place at the Grange Hotel Holborn, 50-60 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AR, which is on the corner of Southampton Row and Theobalds Rd, about 2 minutes walk from Holborn tube station.


The main part of the meeting will involve an in-depth financial analysis of Arsenal in the Wenger era by Nick Harris of Sportingintelligence.com (@sportingintel on Twitter). Nick will consider Wengers reign broken into three eras, which he descibes as:


1) Transformative Arsenal - how Arsene Wenger changed English football, won two Doubles and produced the Invincibles

2) Arsenal in the shadow of the 'Big Money' era - how Abramovich then latterly the Glazers and Mansour caught up and overtook Arsenal with cash

3) Arsenal revived - why the prudence of the stadium move years aligned with the constraints of FFP on 'smaller' rivals, should and will pay dividends.


These eras will be explored with particular reference to transfer spending and wages; and examine whether Arsenal did better, worse or just as expected given their economic resources, compared to key rivals.


Detailed materials will be presented at the meeting and available to members. All members are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

Previous: AST September meeting: Reviewing Arsenal's transfer window and more

Monday 16th September 2013 - 18:45

The next AST meeting will take place at 6.45pm on Monday 16 September at the offices of Nabarro.

It is our first meeting of the new season and we will be looking back at the transfer window and hopefully some late arrivals; and forward to the Club's forthcoming financial results and Annual General Meeting which will be held on October 17th.

We have also arranged a topical guest speaker.

The speaker at this meeting is Ian Lynam who is one of the country's leading football lawyers.  Ian is a head of the sports group at Charles Russell.  Within football, he advises governing bodies, clubs, players, agents and brands on a wide range of issues.  

Ian regularly contributes to legal journals and the media on sports law issues. You can read some of his recent blogs on financial fair play and how clubs pay players  and his ideas on how clubs should approach player recruitment (which includes some anecdotes from his time advising Arsenal).  

At the meeting he will give an update on current important legal and business issues facing football and, given the events of recent weeks, provide some clarity on understanding the contractual minefield that is the transfer market.

All members are welcome to attend.