Arsenal’s revamp of the Emirates Stadium artwork will be completed before the end of the season following the unveiling of an eighth design titled ‘Found a Place Where We Belong’; billed by the club as ‘the ultimate illustrated crowd scene’.
The design features 721 supporters from across the ages – each hand-illustrated by artist Reuben Dangoor – as well as a set of bespoke flags and banners featuring well-known terrace anthems.
The name of the piece, which was revealed in January, is inspired by Dennis Bergkamp’s quote: “When you start supporting a football club, you don’t support it because of the trophies, or a player, or history, you support it because you found yourself somewhere there; found a place where you belong.”
Celebrating those with us in every moment ❤️
Our men’s and women’s teams get a first glimpse at Found a Place Where We Belong
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 22, 2023
In addition to photos shared by supporters, image inspiration was sourced from the archives, including shots from Woolwich, Highbury and Emirates Stadium and away days.
It was originally anticipated that the montage would be completed at the same time as the seven other designs but such has been the scale of the project that the club had little choice but to push back its launch.
If all goes well, the artwork should be in place before Sunday’s final game of the season against Wolves.