Trophy apartment at Arsenal’s Highbury football stadium for Dh3.7m – in pictures

It’s enough to make a Gooner jump with joy.

If your dream Saturday involves cheering on Arsene Wenger’s boys in red and white or reminiscing about days spent squashed into the crowd at the Clock End then this two bedroom flat in North London could be for you.

Once part of Arsenal Football Club’s Highbury Stadium, the third floor flat in the building has come on the market.


But with a Champions League winning price tag of £660,000 (Dh3.7 million) – the same price you could pay in Dubai for a three-bedroom detached villa – many loyal fans or local residents would be hard pressed to stump up the cash.

The stadium, built in 1913, where Thierry Henry once slotted the ball in the back of the net and Tony Adams made crunching tackles, was converted into 650 luxury flats in 2006 when the club moved to its new Emirates Stadium built on a former rubbish dump.

Although the team may be gone, many of the Arsenal related features in the Grade II listed ground remain including the artwork on the front of the art deco stadium, the original marble entrance hall including a bust of 1930s manager Herbert Chapman, the players’ tunnel, and of course the hallowed Highbury turf now turned into a communal garden.

A description of the flat on property website Zoopla adds that it also includes a modern integrated kitchen open plan to a reception room.

One neighbour you might bump into however is the former French international and Arsenal left winger Robert Pires who bought an apartment in the block when it first opened and uses it whenever he comes to visit his family in London.

Another close neighbour and fellow Arsenal fan is opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, in whose Islington North constituency the flats are located and who has made it his mission to champion the cause of the poor of what is the UK’s 14th most deprived borough.

Spurs fans needn’t apply.

lbarnard@thenational.ae

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