Amy Lawrence has been writing about football since the early 1990s. She was the Observer’s deputy football correspondent for over a decade, and covered the game for the Guardian and the Observer until joining the Athletic in 2019. Amy has covered the Premier League, Champions League, continental football and attended several World Cups and European Championships. She has also written a number of football books, mostly about her specialist subject of Arsenal, starting with Proud To Say That Name which was published in 1997. Since then, her study of Arsenal’s ‘Invincible’ team of 2003-4, which was based on in depth interviews with the players, staff and Arsene Wenger, was well received. She also worked with Ray Parlour on his autobiography, and recently collaborated with the Arsenal photographer Stuart McFarlane to produce a photographic history of Arsene Wenger. She was awarded ‘Football Writer of the Year’ in 2014 by the Football Supporters Federation and ‘Journalist of the Year’ by Women In Football in 2016. Her most recent book 89 was published by Century in 2019. She also worked as the producer on a documentary of the same subject, entitled ‘89, which was released by Universal Studios.