Arsenal Football Club has announced the stands at Emirates Stadium are to be re-named for the start of the new Premier League season.

The Gunners have decided to re-introduce the names of the stands from Arsenal's old stadium, Highbury.

“These developments are part of the process currently taking place at the stadium called ‘Arsenalisation',” a club statement read.

“It will reflect the Club's rich history is being celebrated through illustrating key players and moments through many initiatives, which are turning Emirates Stadium into a very visible stronghold of all things Arsenal.”

From the first home Premier League match of the 2010/2011 season against Blackpool on Saturday 21 August, the stands at Emirates Stadium will be known as: Clock End, North Bank, East Stand and West Stand.

The existing quadrant colours on all maps and directional signage will be changed in time for the Blackpool match.

The new Clock End, which is at the south of the stadium, opposite the new North Bank, will be the home for a new clock inside Emirates Stadium from next season.

Supporters will be able to see the new clock in the stadium from the Emirates Cup, but the Club is planning an ‘official welcoming' for the new clock before the Blackpool match to commemorate this historic moment.

Posted on 19/07/2010