It's time to re-name Arsenal's grandstands? Let the board know your thoughts

A couple of weeks ago we ran an article suggesting what some of the priorities should be for Arsenal’s new chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

That think piece prompted a lot of comment, but one of the most popular proposals seemed to be the concept of renaming the internal areas at the Emirates Stadium to better reflect the history of the club.

In particular, we advocated the reinstatement of the North Bank and Clock End, if only to help generate some extra singing in the stadium. All it would take would be for the club to officially introduce the names - at very little expense - and the rest would be up to us Gooners.

Now there’s maybe some mysterious reason why the club would be against this, but I can’t think of anything and it would only serve to improve the atmosphere in the ground.

Moving a step on from that, the idea of scrapping the yellow, green, orange and blue quadrants seemed to grad your attention. In terms of keeping those areas the same colour for ease of access to new visitors, that wouldn’t be a problem, but by simply renaming each quadrant after something to do with the club, it would also help create a better atmosphere.

So we’re asking you to come up with some suggestions so that we can conduct a poll and then submit the proposal to Gazidis and the Arsenal board.

Here are some suggestions to get you started...

In terms of managers, Herbert Chapman and Arsene Wenger are the obvious contenders to be honoured, but there are also people such as Sam Hollis (our very first manager), double winner Bertie Mee, Tom Whitaker, Billy Wright and, dare I suggest, George Graham.

When it comes to players, the personnel most likely to get a mention are David O’Leary, Ray Parlour and Thierry Henry for their record appearances, while Henry, Ian Wright and Dennis Bergkamp should be considered for their goalscoring records, alongside legendary names such as John Radford, Jimmy Brain, Doug Lishman, Joe Hulme, Cliff Bastin and Ted Drake.

Then there are the club captains such as Frank McLintock, Tom Parker, Eddie Hapgood, Joe Mercer, George Eastham, Pat Rice, Patrick Vieira and, of course, Tony Adams.

And then there are all the fans favourites such as Liam Brady, Charlie George, Alan Ball, George Allison, Perry Groves, Malcolm Macdonald, Paul Merson, David Seaman, Bob Wilson, David Rocastle, George Armstrong, Sammy Nelson, Ray Kennedy... I could go on and on.

And if naming parts of the stadium doesn’t grab your imagination, then you can always look back through the history books to pay tribute to former homes for the club, such as Woolwich and Highbury.

The possibilities are endless, so use our comments section below to get your suggestions on record. We’ll keep this article live for a few days before choosing the most popular and most imaginitive nominations before running a poll and then submitting the results to the club itself. I don’t expect them to simply go with our proposals, but it might prompt them into doing something about the terribly named parts of the new Home Of Football.