You don’t have to be an Arsenal fan to enjoy this experience, but it helps. The thought of being guided around the stadium by a former footballer on the Legends tour (such as Lee Dixon, Kenny Sansom or Charlie George) and walking through the players’ tunnel must cause a flutter of delight in the stomachs of many a Gooner. For others it’s merely fascinating to get a glimpse into such a provocative world.
On the self-guided audio tour the commentary is provided by Arsenal players, including snippets of personal match-day stories from the likes of Robin van Persie and Jack Wilshere, as you explore the home changing room, the dug-out, the directors’ box and more. From May 2016 two new areas open to the public will be Arsène Wenger’s office and the physio room.
The tour also gives access to the Arsenal Museum, which covers club history from the times of Woolwich, Highbury and the Emirates Stadium. It also features medals, shirts and caps belonging to David O’Leary, Lee Dixon, Michael Thomas, Brian Marwood and many others, as well as a customised trophy presented to Arsenal by the FA Premier League for remaining unbeaten in the 2003/04 season.