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August 5, 2020

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Gabbie chats to Alan Hudson about Arsenal legend Ken Friar, who began working at Arsenal part-time as a 12-year-old. A bronze bust of him was unveiled at the club's AGM on 27 October 2011 to mark his 60 years with the club.

He rose through the club ranks to become Company Secretary replacing Bob Wall in 1973. During this time, he took part in discussions held in the 1970s between the boards of Arsenal and rivals Tottenham Hotspur FC to share a new stadium at Alexandra Palace. In 1983, he was appointed Managing Director, a role he lasted in until 2000. During this time, Friar has taken an active role in negotiating manager and player contracts as well as fostering Arsenal's links with the community and supporter groups. More regarding ken at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Friar

 

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