Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Waterford, Arsenal and Ireland legend, Ciara Grant with one of her many medals for the Gunners and below the artwork which she is in that now adorns the Emirates. 

Waterford football legend, Ciara Grant, has been honoured for her amazing career by being imortalised in the magnificent new artwork adorning the home of Arsenal FC, the Emirates Stadium
The North London club, who are currently flying high men’s Premier League and in the Women’s Premier League recently launched eight new pieces of art that will adorn Emirates Stadium, giving a fresh look to the club’s home.
The new designs were the culmination of a near-year-long consultation between artists, supporters, club staff and legends to help identify what the club truly stands for.
The piece that Ciara features is entitled, Invincible. It immortalises two of club’s greatest glories: the men’s invincible Premier League season of 2003/04 and the women’s Champions League winning team of 2006/07. Arsene Wenger’s team remain the only side to achieve this feat in the modern era, while Vic Akers’ Gunners are the only British team to lift Europe’s most prestigious club trophy.
The artwork is Reuben’s artistic representation of the successes which were widely acclaimed at the supporter workshops. With so many achievements in our history, the first workshop helped devise a narrative of historic firsts with these two stellar seasons transcending the multitude of other successes across our illustrious history.
Men’s players included: Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Ray Parlour, Thierry Henry, Arsène Wenger, Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg, Sol Campbell, Gilberto, Kolo Toure, Lauren, Edu, Jens Lehmann and Ashley Cole.
Women’s players included: Anita Asante, Julie Fleeting, Lianne Sanderson, Alex Scott, Jayne Ludlow, Katie Chapman, Rachel Yankey, Mary Phillip, Ciara Grant, Kelly Smith, Vic Akers, Karen Carney, Emma Byrne and Faye White.
Ciara started her footballing career with the famous Benfica club in Waterford city before moving to St. Patrick’s Athletic. Then in 1998 she joined Arsenal FC where she would go on to have a magnificent 16 seasons.
During that time she won an incredible 11 League titles, nine FA Cups, nine league cups and a women’s Champions League. She left the club in 2014 to join Reading FC.
Ciara also had a wonderful career for the Republic of Ireland, winning 105 caps over a brilliant 17 year career. She spent seven of those seasons as captain.
We salute you career and some us at least look forward to seeing you on our next visit to the red half of North London.

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