Almost Invincible Dan Betts

There is a new Arsenal book being launched on August 12th, the day of Arsenal’s opening Premier League fixture against current champions Manchester City.

Many pieces and books have been written on the great Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ of the 2003/4 season, but there was a team that almost achieved it under George Graham, a decade or so before.

First-time author Dan Betts has painstakingly covered that almost perfect season in his new book, ‘Almost Invincible’ which is out on August 12th.

We spoke to Dan earlier in the week to find out more and he told us why the book came into existence.

“It has been a labour of love for me. Writing my first book about a subject I feel so passionately about was a fantastic and frustrating experience.
 
It was fantastic because I got to relive every facet of the fantastic 1990/91 title-winning side and share in the experiences of those that achieved it. Equally, it was frustrating as I tried to make every single word as excellent as the displays on the pitch during that amazing campaign.”
And of course, a good book needs a proper launch event.
On the 12th of August, the day of Arsenal’s first game of the season against Manchester City head along to The Gunners Pub, 204 Blackstock Rd at 7pm.
 
David Hillier, a member of the 90/91 squad, will be there to sign books – as well as some special guests.
 
It is a dual event, with another Arsenal book, “Royal Arsenal, Champions of the South”, being launched too. This is a fascinating window into Arsenal’s origins in the South of London, and well worth a read for any discerning Gooner.
 
12 August, 7 pm, The Gunners Pub. Be there!

WIN A SIGNED COPY

Dan Betts has kindly agreed to let wearethearsenal.uk give away a signed (by David Hiller) copy of ‘Almost Invincible’.

To enter all you have to do is follow us on @WATArsenal and RT our pinned tweet.

The winner will be drawn at random from all entries on August 15th.

Good luck!

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You can pre-order a copy by clicking here.