Ownership Representation Influence
Sharing in the future of Arsenal Football Club


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 to review Arsenal interim results & discussion with Daniel

Monday 18th March 2013 - 18:30

The next AST meeting will take place at 18.30pm on Monday 18 March at the offices of Nabarro. The main focus of the meeting will be to discuss the half year report and accounts of Arsenal Football Club which will be led by Board members Nigel Phillips and Simon Hill.

The meeting will also include a short presentation and discussion with Daniel Geey who is a sports lawyer who specialises in the regulation of football. Daniel will provide some updates on issues such as the implementation of UEFA's FFP rules, the new Premier League spending controls and other topical issues such as third party ownership and broadcasting arrangements.

All members are welcome to join us.

Previous: AST January meeting: Talk by Phillipe Auclair

Monday 14th January 2013 - 18:30

The AST is delighted that our January meeting will see French football writer and broadcaster Phillipe Auclair join us to talk about all things Arsenal, Arsene and Thierry Henry. This will include talking about his new book Thierry Henry: Lonely at the Top - the definitive biography of the Arsenal and France legend

It is a highly recommended read. Do bring your copies along for Phillipe to sign.

The meeting will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 14 Janaury at the offices of Nabarro LLP (Lacon House, 84 Theobald's Road, WC1X 8RW - map).

Previous: Festive Drinks at the Emirates with Arsenal

Wednesday 12th December 2012 - 18:00

The AST is pleased to invite our members to join other Supporters' Groups for Festive drinks at the Emirates Stadium from 6pm on Wednesday 12th December.  Ivan Gazidis and members of the Arsenal executive team will act as hosts and the first drink will be on the club with a cash bar then available.

If you are an AST member and would like to attend, please email info@arsenaltrust.org by Thursday 29 November. Please note that due to the limited number of spaces available we may have to arrange a ballot for places and would ask people to let us know if they are subsequently unable to attend.

This event will replace our usual December meeting and is a good opportunity to meet with people from Arsenal, the AST and other supporter groups. We look forward to seeing you there.

Previous: Expert guests discuss FFP; Review of Arsenal's AGM; and Fanshare

Monday 12th November 2012 - 18:30

The next meeting of the AST will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 12 November at the offices of Nabarro LLP (Lacon House, 84 Theobald's Road, WC1X 8RW - map)

There are three main items on the agenda:

(1)  A discussion on football finances including Financial Fair Play regulation and what it means for Arsenal with expert guests Matt Scott of the Daily Telegraph who regularly reports on the finances of football, Andy Green from the 'Andersred blog - trying to make sense of the Glazers, debt and football finance' and David Lampitt, the new Chief Executive of Supporters Direct who was previously CEO of Portsmouth Football Club following a stint working in the Football Association's financial regulation unit.

(2)  A review and report back from the Arsenal AGM held on October 25th

(3)  An update on the Arsenal Fanshare scheme including the support the scheme's Board has requested from Stan Kroenke.

Previous: Finances, AGM and AST action plan to be discussed at next AST meeting

Monday 08th October 2012 - 18:30

The next meeting of the AST will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 8 October at the offices of Nabarro LLP (Lacon House, 84 Theobald's Road, WC1X 8RW - map)

All AST members are welcome to attend. The business of the meeting will cover:

1.       Review and Analysis of the Annual Report and Accounts for Arsenal Holdings PLC which will be published at the end of September. The AST will table its own commentary on the results and explain what the numbers mean as well as taking any questions you have.

2.       Preparation for the Arsenal Holdings AGM on Thursday 25 October at 11.30am including deciding the key questions that the AST will put to the Directors of the club.

3.       Publication of the AST Plan of Action for 2012/13 season which will set out our main activities and objectives for the rest of the year based on the feedback given to us in the AST annual survey and from members at recent meetings.

4.       Discussion of the Fanshare scheme and the support we have requested from Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov to help ensure that Arsenal fans can continue to be involved directly in Arsenal's ownership structure.