All or Nothing: Arsenal: Who is Stuart MacFarlane? Club photographer's rousing speech ahead of Spurs skirmish hypes squad
'All or Nothing: Arsenal' is one of the much-awaited sports documentaries of 2022 and the Amazon Prime Video's series doesn't disappoint. With unlimited access to Arsenal's locker room for the first time in the club's history, the Leo Fawkes and Tim Taggart-helmed series showcases moments — high and low as Mikel Arteta's decorated side navigated the 2021-22 English Premier League season.
One of the more heartfelt moments in Episode 2 'The North London Derby' was manager Mikel Arteta giving his boys a dose of stirring inspiration by introducing them to Stuart MacFarlane, the team's photographer to deliver a pep talk. And the rousing bit of emotional words worked as the Gunners beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 setting the tone for their impressive campaign.
Who is Stuart MacFarlane? What did he tell the Arsenal side in the locker room?
Stuart MacFarlane has been a lifelong Gunners fan and has been instrumental as the side's staff photographer full-time since 2001. Prior to that, he was still clicking all the best and worst moments of the side since 1991 and per The Sun, he even provided images for Arsene Wenger's book 'Invincibles' in 2014. In the episode, Arteta introduces him saying, "This guy, for the last 30 years has captured emotions, emotions, and teams. I want you to hear from him, how he feels about you. And about our club."
Talking to the side ahead of the game, he said: "It’s tough. This is my club. I f**king love this football club. I f**king love all of you. In 30 years, I’ve photographed some unbelievable players, world-class players, and some great teams. He also added: I look at you a lot. This is a great team. I’ve been a fan all my life. This is what we have to do."
"We have to go out and win. This is me, I’m a fan, this lot outside, they would do anything to f*cking win today. Look at them, first f*cking tackle - listen to the crowd. They will be on you straight away. Win every tackle. When you score, you look at their faces, look at their emotion, and look at how much they love you. And show them how much you love them. Okay?”
'All or Nothing: Arsenal' Episodes 1-3 are streaming on Amazon Prime Video.