Lightning Legend

Nobody has the foggiest idea why Arsenal FC have had lightning bolts on their kits since the iconic JVC ones in the 1990s.  Until now.

It turns out Herbert Chapman had a lightning bolt neck tattoo, Arsene Wenger managed the Nagasaki Lightning Strikes, and the Clock End got struck by lightning and has been three seconds slow ever since.

Avid Gooners, Joel and Ayshe, take us  behind the scenes of their beloved club to uncover some further flashes of fanciful folklore. 

The downpour of Lightning Legend is seemingly endless. Apparently God based his design for lightning bolts on Arsenal’s shirts. And once, during a particularly grey ‘one-nil to the Arsenal’ at Highbury the Library, even the thunder didn’t clap.