The site has had many community members (and many writers) come and go. Some of our fellow Arsenal sites have been discontinued recently. Ad rates for online media have declined over the past few years and there is much discussion about the future of free media in general. For Arsenalinsider, in order to maintain viability, the choice has come down to providing readers with more average quality content for free or to boost quality and build community around a subscription model visitors will value. You can’t make everyone happy and sometimes these changes will pain regulars but we have decided to take the latter path. We are unveiling Arsenalinsider Premium.
We will be launching officially launching at 11:59pm this Thursday night June 21, though you may see some changes as we approach that date.
Details on what is included in Arsenalinsider Premium, will be announced with the launch.
Here’s what will and will not change for non-subscribers:
- Non-subscribers will still get a very similar amount of content as previously. News items will be completely free.
- Feature articles will sometimes be truncated without subscription.
- There will be some special features and site functions that are subscriber only.
- Commenting will be available to subscribers only. There’s been a lot of pretty negative back and forth in comments lately. We hope this will provide a better home for critical discussion without immaturity.