Amazon set to make documentary about Arsenal

Arsenal v Villarreal - UEFA Europa League - Semi Final - Second Leg - Emirates Stadium Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Thursday May 6, 2021.Copyright: John Walton
Arsenal v Villarreal - UEFA Europa League - Semi Final - Second Leg - Emirates Stadium Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Thursday May 6, 2021.Copyright: John Walton

Arsenal are set to be the next subject of an Amazon ‘All Or Nothing’ documentary, following the recent coverage of their North London rivals.

Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Nicolas Pepe second left celebrates scoring their side s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Andy Rain
Emirates Stadium – Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe (second left) celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday, May 9, 2021. Copyright: Andy Rain

Deadline report that the next instalment of Amazon Prime Video’s All Or Nothing series will be filmed at Arsenal over the 2021/22 season.

The team are being told about the series today, and although the deal isn’t 100% finalised, it’s reportedly a formality now.

“We are looking forward to giving our fans around the world a unique insight into how we work day-to-day,” said Mark Gonnella, Arsenal’s Media and Communications Director.

“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 sport lovers an opportunity to learn more about what makes Arsenal such a special club, our trophy-laden history and our ambitions for future success.”

Amazon have previously covered Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, so this is nothing new for them. But it looks to be a rare glance behind the scenes at Arsenal, as we generally see so little apart from the club’s own carefully selected coverage.

Personally, I just hope it’s a bit more genuine than the Spurs documentary. Though the Spurs series certainly had some interesting moments, it was also a little too staged in parts for my liking.

I’d rather get a genuine insight into what’s going on than see the players and staff hamming things up for drama, but it’s not up to me and there will certainly be an audience for the latter.