Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Video: We met Arsenal legends Lianne Sanderson and Anita Asante

Also in attendance at the unveiling of Emirates Stadium’s new artwork were members of the victorious 2006/07 women’s Champions League side, with the squad represented in one of the murals alongside the men’s invincible Premier League season of 2003/04.

Tim Stillman caught up with Lianne Sanderson and Anita Asante to get their thoughts on being featured so prominently on the stadium wrap, their place in Arsenal history, 2006/07’s quadruple winning season, how they felt about being appreciated retrospectively, life after football and the massive interest in the women’s game.

 

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GoonerSuz

Fantastic interviews Tim!

Ivan

Great interviews!

Fun Gunner

Very much enjoyed that. Such different personalities – Lianne S is a straight talker and very honest. I loved to hear about the togetherness in the side while she was there and that the club have behaved so well to her. Anita A was more measured and modest but you could still see the steel underneath. I think the answer to the question of why they are both not as connected to Arsenal in the minds of the general public is simply that by the time a decent amount of media exposure on women’s football started, ie 2009 onwards, they… Read more »

truj

That Cup was a big victory for the ladies but just a short paragraph in the Arseblog. The Blog’s title was “ADEBAYOR SPARES LEHMANN’S BLUSHES – FISZMAN ON KROENKE”

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