The Arsenal Edmonton Supporters Group — otherwise known as YEGooners — was first established on Facebook in January 2014 by Justin Barrie as a way to introduce Arsenal fans in the Edmonton area to one another and to let them stand united in their support of their chosen Premier League team.
Things were really kickstarted in May 2014, however, when Arsenal appeared in the FA Cup Final against Hull City. More than 30 people turned out to Kelly’s Pub on 104th Street to watch the Gunners come back from 2-0 down to earn a thrilling 3-2 defeat — thanks to an extra-time goal by Aaron Ramsey — and claim their first piece of silverware in almost a decade.
Following the 2014 FA Cup Final, a photo of the club members taken outside the pub was featured both on Arsenal.com and in the club’s official magazine (as seen below).
While turnouts were sparse for league games throughout the 2014-2015 season, the 2015 FA Cup Final was another rousing success. The club found a new home at The Pint on Whyte Avenue, which was filled with more than 70 Gooners who cheered and sang at the top of their lungs as Arsenal cruised to a 4-0 win over Aston Villa.
Today, we are still working in concert with the fine folks at The Pint to provide a friendly, raucous atmosphere for Arsenal fans in Edmonton. Watch our Events page for a listing of matches that will be shown live at The Pint on Whyte Avenue, and come down to cheer on Wenger’s men.