The Trust meets on the second Monday of 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 always refreshments available and usually some willing company for a trip to the pub.
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.
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.
Thursday 08th August 2013 - 10:30
The AST is pleased to have secured a number of places at the Arsenal Members' Day on Thursday 8th August 2013.
Turnstiles will open at approximately 10.30am with the first team training on the pitch at approximately 11.30am*.
AST's guests are invited to watch the training from Club Level (Woolwich Suite - entrance between turnstiles H and J) from 11.30am-1.00pm*.
There will be activities on the concourse level from 1.00pm, alternatively you can choose to stay at Club Level for a Question and Answer session with a number of players which commences at approximately 2.00pm*.
Between 1.00pm and 2.00pm* you are invited to enjoy light refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) provided with the compliments of the Club.
To book your place please send an email with your full name and the name of your guest if you would like to bring someone to the AST (see details in our recent newsletter). The deadline for applications is Monday 29th July 2013.
Successful members will be sent an e-ticket for the event the week commencing 29th July 2013.
Please note that there are no parking facilities available for this event and we would therefore advise you to use public transport.
PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE SURE YOU CAN ATTEND SO WE CAN GET AS MANY PEOPLE IN AS POSSIBLE. WE WILL HOLD A BALLOT IF WE ARE OVER-SUBSCRIBED
*all timings on the day are subject to change
Monday 10th June 2013 - 18:30
The AST meeting in June takes place on Monday 10 June as part of the Supporters Q&A with Ivan Gazidis at the Emirates. This is strictly an all-ticket event and AST members have been invited to attend by newsletter and post.
Monday 20th May 2013 - 18:30
The next AST meeting will take place the day after the 2012/2013 season has ended on Monday 20 May at 6.30pm in the offices of Nabarro. The meeting will include a review of the season discussion with John Cross from the Daily Mirror and Matt Law from the Sunday Mirror.
The AST will also publish its end of season survey which is the key way that we understand the views of members and communicate them to Arsenal. All AST members are welcome to attend.