Arsenal are regarded as one of the most-talked about clubs in football and now their story will be viewed all around the world.
The Gunners are the subject of a new All or Nothing series to be broadcast on Amazon Prime, following in the footsteps of Manchester City, Juventus and Tottenham who have had similar series in 2018 and 2020 respectively.
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But what could have been a fairy-tale story charting the club’s return to the Champions League since the 2016-17 season will instead be a hard watch for fans after Mikel Arteta and his troops collapsed at the business end of the season, which all-but handed fourth place to arch-rivals Tottenham.
The critically-acclaimed series will show behind the scenes footage of what has already been a memorable 2021/22 season – from the Nottingham Forest humbling to the departure of ex-captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
‘All or Nothing: Arsenal‘, similarly like the Juventus version is going to be pure box office entertainment following their rollercoaster of a season.
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It’s been a turbulent campaign for Arsenal and their fans, with their woes ruthlessly mocked on social media. Rival fans are looking forward to the club’s Amazon documentary following their eventful 2021/22 term.
The latest chapter of his leadership and Arsenal’s late-season collapse will be documented in this fly-on-the-wall series coming up later year.
Manager Mikel Arteta has revealed he had no say in whether Arsenal should feature in the documentary, but did appear in the previous Manchester City series when he was assistant to Pep Guardiola. He has also said this could be the “perfect year” to showcase Arsenal’s progression under him.
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What is All or Nothing: Arsenal?
Like the Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur iterations of the Amazon series, the documentary will give viewers an inside glimpse at the north London club as cameras will be allowed inside Emirates Stadium – promising fans a look at how the club operates as they undergo a new season, along with exclusive interviews and insight from players and staff.
With the series slated for release in 2022, it can be assumed that it will cover the happenings of the 2021-2022 campaign, as these series usually take place over a substantial period of the campaign.
All or Nothing: Arsenal – Release date
The release of All or Nothing: Arsenal is set for 2022. Versions of the All or Nothing series including Manchester City and Tottenham have both been released in late August.
While the specific release date has not yet been revealed, it’s likely that it will be August 2022 when the Arsenal version is unveiled. However, the most recent version, with Italian side Juventus, didn’t arrive until November 25, 2021.
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While 2022/23 kicks off a little earlier than usual due to the 2022 winter World Cup, it might drop a little sooner than the previous series, but given that it is set to include the whole 2021/22 season, we certainly shouldn’t expect All or Nothing: Arsenal to land any earlier than August 2022.
Where to watch All or Nothing: Arsenal
All Or Nothing: Arsenal will be shown on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime Video can be watched for free by grabbing a 30-day Amazon Prime trial.
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All or Nothing: Arsenal trailer
There’s no trailer for All or Nothing: Arsenal yet, with only a teaser available. While the teaser trailer for Tottenham’s didn’t drop until mid-July, around six weeks before the show aired, so don’t expect anything soon.
All or Nothing: Arsenal – What has been said?
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has suggested it may even be “too much” for some players.
Henry, 44, told Prime Video: “For the fans, it’s amazing to see what is happening behind closed doors. “For some players, it may be too much.
“But I think it’s good for people on the outside to have an insight. “Thank God they didn’t have that when I was playing… it would’ve certainly been entertaining.”
Arsenal meanwhile have stated on their website: “All or Nothing: Arsenal will take our fans behind the curtain during a crucial season as we focus our efforts on challenging for domestic success and returning to elite European competition.
“As well as capturing the highs and lows of life at the Emirates Stadium and our training centre, the All or Nothing cameras will follow our squad away from the pitch to examine the daily challenges faced by elite athletes, the work we do in our local and global communities and what connects the Arsenal family and our special club.”
Mark Gonnella – Arsenal’s media and communications director – said: “We are looking forward to giving our fans around the world a unique insight into how we work day to day.
“We have one of the biggest global followings in the game and one consistent thing we hear from fans is their desire to see more about what happens behind closed doors at the club.
“All or Nothing will give our fans and sports lovers an opportunity to learn more about what makes Arsenal such a special club, our trophy-laden history and our ambitions for future success.”
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Dan Grabiner, Amazon’s head of UK originals, added: “Arsenal is a historic club going through a fascinating period – and we can’t wait to take viewers behind the scenes on the journey of this crucial season.
“All or Nothing is about intimate access to the passion and commitment behind elite sport and in Arsenal we have the perfect subject for the next chapter.
“We are looking forward to Prime members around the world experiencing another Premier League season with a new club, through All or Nothing’s signature quality storytelling and access.”
Who is narrating All or Nothing: Arsenal?
Oscar-winning actor Daniel Kaluuya, of Get Out, Black Panther and Judas and the Black Messiah, is set to narrate the documentary.
Kaluuya got his break in the mid-2000s as Posh Kenneth in Skins, before appearing in Black Mirror. The actor is a big Arsenal fan, too, and follows in the footsteps of Gandhi star Ben Kingsley (Manchester City) and Venom hunk Tom Hardy (Tottenham) as narrators of the Amazon series.
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Daniel Kaluuya will narrate Amazon's upcoming 'All or Nothing: Arsenal' documentary.
The Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning actor, and lifelong Gunner, will take viewers on the journey of the club's highs and lows of the 21/22 season.
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Kaluuya has in the past referred to Arsenal’s North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, as the “team who must not be named” and the “Voldemort of the League” – so it’ll be interesting how he gets through the entire series without mentioning them.
What to expect from the Docuseries
While details of the new All or Nothing series are yet to be revealed, it’s expected that it will revolve around the 2021/22 season at the Emirates Stadium.
This could include the aftermath of the European Super League saga, with Arsenal supporters being left infuriated by their club’s involvement in the 12-team breakaway.
Bukayo Saka returning from the European Championship following the racial abuse he suffered is also likely to be covered, as will their opening three defeats in the Premier League including the 5-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City.
Happier fixtures will likely be covered such as the 3-1 victory over Tottenham in the North London derby and the three wins over Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham last month.
However, the recent collapse of their top-four dream plus Arteta’s reign is certain to be under the spotlight. As is his relationship with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the striker was stripped of his captaincy and farmed out to Barcelona in January.