Arsenal FC adorns Emirates Stadium with stunning murals featuring club's female stars
The outside of Arsenal Football Club is now adorned with eight new murals celebrating the history, culture, and stars of the club - including some of their female players.
The North London club collaborated with award-winning artists and designers including Jeremy Deller, Reuben Dangoor, and David Rudnick, who were tasked with depicting iconic players from both the men’s and women’s teams and historic moments from the Gunners' 137-year history.
The project started back in April 2022 when a diverse group of Arsenal supporters were invited to share with their thoughts on the club’s heritage and the community aspect of the game.
‘We started with a blank canvas with the hope of capturing and expressing our rich history, our values of community and progress, and reflect what Arsenal stands for in 2023 and beyond,’ says Vinai Venkatesham, Arsenal CEO.
Across eight different pieces of art, the project shows Arsenal’s dedication to being a progressive name in football. Players like Emma Byrne and Alex Scott can be spotted in the piece named ‘Victoria Concordia Crescit’, while the design paying homage to Arsenal’s historic greats features Sian Williams who captained the women’s team to a domestic treble in 2001.
Lianne Sanderson, who left the club in 2015 and features on two designs of the project, said: ‘Arsenal has always been ahead of the game with regards to the men’s and women’s team. That’s one of the reasons we were able to be so successful because of that support.
‘It’s so good for trailblazers and the previous generation of players to be celebrated and recognised in this way. It’s such a proud moment.’
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