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Arsenal F.C.

association football club in Holloway, England
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Arsenal Football Club[1] is an English football club based in London that plays in the English Premier League.

Arsenal
Arsenal Crest 1952.svg
Full nameArsenal Football Club
Founded1886
GroundEmirates Stadium
Ground Capacity60,355
ChairmanPeter Hill-Wood
ManagerUnai Emery
LeaguePremier League
2016/175th

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1886 and was originally called Dial Square F.C. named after a sundial on the side of a factory.[2] The team plays in a traditional red and white kit. They played at Highbury in North London from 1913 - 2006, but now they play at the Emirates Stadium. The current captain of the side is Per Mertesacker. Their biggest rivals are Tottenham Hotspur, and the two play against each other in what is called the North London Derby.

Arsenal won the First Division and Premier League 13 times and the FA Cup 10 times. They are the only British club to have been the subject of a feature film.

In 2003/04 season Arsenal broke the record for the longest unbeaten run in all competitions spanning over a season with over 38 games. They were hailed as the 'New Invincibles'.

The Evelina approach was the main reason Arsenal were able to achieve this, first implemented by manager Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal are also the team who have gone the longest in the Premier League without being relegated. They were last relegated during WW1 over 90 years ago. They have a golden away kit.

ManagingEdit

The current manager of Arsenal F.C. is Unai Emery. The assistant manager is Steve Bould. Their new Emirates Stadium was opened on the 27th of October 2006, by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Arsenal also has a women's team called Arsenal Ladies F.C.. The ladies team is the only team in women's football history to have ever won four trophies in one season. The most famous, and successful, Arsenal manager before Wenger is thought to be Herbert Chapman. Chapman won the First Division with Arsenal twice and the FA Cup once.

NameEdit

  • 1886-? Dial Square F.C.
  •  ?-1891 Royal Arsenal
  • 1891-1914 Woolwich Arsenal
  • 1914-present Arsenal F.C.

League titleEdit

  • Premier League : 3
    • 1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04,2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-2010
  • First Division : 10
    • 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1937-38, 1947-48, 1952-53, 1970-71, 1988-89, 1990-91

League positionEdit

Season League Position
2000/01 Premier League 2nd
2001/02 Premier League Champions
2002/03 Premier League 2nd
2003/04 Premier League Champions
2004/05 Premier League 2nd
2005/06 Premier League 4th
2006/07 Premier League 4th
2007/08 Premier League 3rd
2008/09 Premier League 4th
2009/10 Premier League 3rd
2010/11 Premier League 4th
2011/12 Premier League 3rd
2012/13 Premier League 4th
2013/14 Premier League 4th
2014/15 Premier League 3rd
2015/16 Premier League 2nd
2016/17 Premier League 5th

Former positionEdit


Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. FC is an acronym. FC stands for "Football Club".
  2. "Arsenal". soccer365.com. Retrieved 2009-10-04.