After Arsenal moved to the Emirates, their charming, idiosyncratic old Highbury Stadium was turned into trendy north London apartments.
But, as the East and West stands at Highbury were listed buildings, the developers were not allowed to destroy what was there entirely. So, go down to Highbury Square now, and you know you’re standing outside a residential building. But enough remains to ensure it still feels like Highbury Stadium.
A chunk of Arsenal’s soul lives there, a chunk they have never quite been able to carry with them to their shiny 60,000-seat bowl.
But, it seems, Mikel Arteta has taken it upon himself to finally collect that chunk of soul and transport it bit by tiny bit the few hundred metres from N5 to N7.
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