Chris Wheatley: Arsenal coverage return and reason for joining National World

Chris Wheatley discusses his return to sport journalism to join NationalWorld across sites including LondonWorld, 3 Added Minutes and more

It all started 15 years ago.

At the tender age of 14 I channelled my passion for football and journalism by creating an Arsenal blog, breaking exclusive transfer stories and finding out team news ahead of the mainstream outlets.

I wanted to be a journalist from as young as I remember and it’s been a long ride to get here.

Over the years following Arsenal I have witnessed the end of Arsene Wenger’s tenure at the club, a Europa League final defeat and the rebirth of the team under Mikel Arteta.

More recently, I spent time working for one of English football's most historic clubs, Nottingham Forest, which was both exciting and challenging. However, my first love will always be journalism.

That’s why I am delighted to join National World group as Football Content Editor & Writer across sites including LondonWorld, ManchesterWorld, LiverpoolWorld, 3 Added Minutes and more.

Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

Why am I returning to the media industry?

Quite simply, I believe it is crucial to follow your dreams in life and I know there is still plenty to achieve as a journalist, with various angles, interviews and stories that have yet to be broken.

It’s also important for me to take a moment to address a mistake I made last summer, where I misreported a high-profile news story. The information came from a trusted source at the time, but later turned out to be wrong. It was a valuable lesson for me and it has made me even more committed to my craft.

As a journalist, I understand that my words carry weight and the trust of my readers is of the utmost importance. I am dedicated to delivering accurate and unbiased information, and I am committed to holding myself to the highest standards of integrity.

What can you expect from our football content over the coming weeks and months? Unique insight, opinion with substance and a view behind the scenes of the game we all love.

We have a vastly talented network of journalists across the country, from London to Newcastle and Manchester to Leeds and many more.

I believe that my experience in various facets of the game, including working inside a football club, alongside agents, and players, will help inform the content I produce at National World.

It's great to be back and I look forward to the next chapter of my journey at National World. Let's go!