Their stadium’s new artwork, unveiled before the north London derby, suits a club showing signs of progress on and off the pitch

In an exhibition space half an hour’s walk from the Emirates, figures from Arsenal’s past and present were given a glimpse of the club’s new face. Their home’s exterior will soon be adorned with eight fresh pieces of artwork created in collaboration with supporters, replacing the images that had greeted visitors for more than a decade, and scaled-down versions of the installations were put on show.

Everyone may fancy themselves as an art critic but there was a hum of appreciation as Charlie George, Kenny Sansom, George Graham, Bob Wilson, David Seaman, Ian Wright, Jack Wilshere, Vic Akers, Anita Asante and Rachel Yankey took in depictions of the legacies each had left.

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