By Tony Attwood
Over the last few weeks we’ve been gathering the names of ex-Arsenal players who are now either in management or in journalism. Thanks to everyone who has joined in.
It is possible that some names are still missing from the lists, but hopefully this is near a complete list in each case – please do write in with any further updates.
We’ve done articles on the management side of things, recording the clubs the players are with and I will try to provide some updates through the season. Now I am trying to get the journalism list fully sorted.
But it is interesting how difficult it has been to compile these lists. The feeling at the start was that we had very few ex-players in management, and many more in journalism, but it turns out (unless we’ve missed some names from the journalism list) that the management team out-weigh the journalism team.
It would be nice to get a feeling of who is pro and who is anti the current Arsenal set up from the journalism team. Charlie Nicholas and Bob Wilson always seem pro to me; the rest go for the cheap knocking commentaries. But maybe that is unfair – and since I never listen to TalkSport (a most awful station in my opinion) and don’t read the Sun, Mirror, Mail etc I can’t really get a full view.
Your thoughts would be welcome.
Ex-Arsenal players now in management at a senior level within clubs (including owners).
- Dennis Bergkamp
- Remi Garde
- Tony Adams
- Martin Hayes
- Brian McDermott
- Vladimir Petrovic
- Pat Scully
- Paul Dickov
- Brian Marwood
- John Jensen
- Ian Allinson
- Niall Quinn
- Marc Overmars
Ex-Arsenal players now involved in football journalism
- Ian Wright (?Sun)
- Charlie Nicholas (Sky)
- Alan Smith (Telegraph and Sky)
- Ray Parlour (TalkSport)
- Paul Merson (Sky)
- Perry Groves (BBC London and Radio 5, Talksport)
- G Graham (Talksport)
- Frank McKlintock (Talksport) in as well.
- Bob Wilson (Talksport)
- Lee Dixon (BBC)
- Martin Keown (BBC)