From the Publisher
This is a feel-good children's book written purely with young Arsenal supporters in mind. The book has been beautifully illustrated by Debbie Mitchell and makes excellent bedtime reading for all young Arsenal fans.
From the Author
As an Arsenal supporter for almost 40 years the memory of my first Arsenal game in the early 70's (a 1-0 home defeat to Stoke City) remains fresh in my memory. I can't recall the 2nd or 3rd game I saw or even the 100th but the first was a special occasion for me and, I suspect, for all Arsenal fans. In writing Billy Gooner's First Match I wanted to try and recapture some of the excitement of such an occasion for a young fan whilst, at the same time, trying to fill a void in the Arsenal-related book market where, I feel, young supporters are not well catered for. I hope that I have managed to achieve both these objectives.