Hello everyone, just a quick note to say that Arseblog News turned 12 yesterday.
You don’t need me to tell you, it’s been quite the year for The Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta’s squad had us dreaming of a first Premier League title since 2004, the Women secured the Conti Cup and came within a whisker of the Champions League final, and Jack Wilshere’s under-18s produced a swashbuckling run to the FA Youth Cup final.
In the last eight weeks, we’ve had to roll with the punches but my word, there have been plenty of highs to enjoy.
On behalf of Blogs, Tim, Tom, Jeorge, Hatta and the wider team, thanks for taking the time to read our work over the last 12 months.
Just blogs, columns, news stories, and all the content without any interference or mega-scrolling.
— arseblognews (@arseblognews) May 24, 2023
Along the way, we’ve added another 1,200 subscribers to the Patreon community – the total is now just shy of 8,000 – and that has allowed us to take the big decision to remove all advertising from the main blog, the news site and the app while still putting money in the pockets of all our contributors.
The aim is to ensure you have the best possible user experience when you visit Arseblog while still keeping the free bits free.
Your support also helps us help others. In April, we made a €50,000 donation to The Arsenal Foundation as part of the Arsenal Vision fundraiser. We’re hugely proud of the Arseblog community for making that happen.
Once again, thank you.
As always, we’ll sign off with the annual ‘State of the Arse’ address…
131,735 followers of the @arseblognews Twitter account
7,829 Patreon supporters
18,489 published posts on Arseblog News
7,834 posts by @arseblog
7,529 posts by @AAllenSport
891 posts by Academy aficionado @JeorgeBird
1,283 posts by Arsenal Women expert @Stillmanator
161 posts by stats guru @scottjwillis
76 posts by super-sub @chatwithhat
982,207 approved comments (we should hit 1 million soon!)
4 transfer stories currently sitting in drafts (sorry Granit, we’ve jinxed you for the third time)
£426,697 raised for The Arsenal Foundation in April by Arsenal Vision / Arseblog
Big love ❤️
Team Arseblog News