Arsenal Football Club is looking at a rather challenging Premier League season this year, with top teams such as Chelsea and Manchester United dominating the previous season. Arsenal did manage to finish third in last year’s Premier League, but the team is currently looking for another league title. Is the current squad ready for the [...]Read more
We can’t talk about Arsenal Football Club without talking about Arsène Wenger. Wenger started managing Arsenal in 1996 and has been leading the team to great heights since. After joining the team in September 1996, Wenger quickly made some positive changes and helped Arsenal reach its glory.
Wenger’s records with Arsenal are not to be underestimated at all. The coach managed Arsenal through a total of 790 games so far. With Wenger as the team’s manager, Arsenal won 458 matches in total; that’s a win percentage of 58.10%, a quite impressive one nonetheless.
Wenger also won a lot of trophies and titles with Arsenal. With Wenger as Arsenal’s manager, the team won 3 Premier League titles, each in the 1997–98, 2001–02, and the memorable 2003–04 seasons. Not only that, the team also won 4 FA Cup trophies and 4 FA Community Shields with Wenger.
Aside from being famous for having the calm temper – unlike other managers in the Premier League – Wenger is also famous for his ability to spot young talents. This is exactly why Arsenal is always filled with young and talented players with superb teamwork and great football skills. It is safe to say that Arsène Wenger had discovered more talents than any team managers in the history of football.
Wenger’s capability as team manager and coach is also recognized worldwide. There are several individual awards Wenger had received including French Manager of the Year in 2008 and FA Premier League Manager of the Year in 1998, 2002, and 2004.
As one of the most successful teams in the history of British football, Arsenal has certainly won a lot of titles and trophies. After a thorough research, we compiled a list of titles and trophies that Arsenal had won over the years; we are going to take a look at these achievements in this article.
Arsenal Football Club won no less than 13 First Division and Premier League titles. Before the team joined the Premier League in 1992, Arsenal won 10 First Division titles. The team won its first title in the 1930-31 season, followed by their next victory only two seasons after that. The second title victory was actually the start of an interesting winning streak, leading Arsenal to winning the 1933–34 and 1934–35 seasons of First Division as well. Arsenal won their last Premier League title in the 2003–04 – a spectacular season for the team nonetheless – and is now pursuing another Premier League title to add to the list.
Aside from winning the First Division and Premier League titles, Arsenal also won a total of 10 FA Cup trophies. The team won the 1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003, and 2005 FA Cups and showed just how capable this team can be. Arsenal has certainly left a mark in the history of British football, and they may leave some more in the years to come.
Although Arsenal league performances are quite stunning, the team’s best finish in the UEFA Champions League was achieved in 2006 when they reached the Champions League Final only to lose the title to Barcelona.
As one of the most popular football teams in the Premier League, Arsenal Football Club’s history is not without amazing achievements and records. There are several interesting moments in Arsenal’s history, and we are going to take a look at them in this article.
With Arsène Wenger as the team’s manager, Arsenal reached its golden era in the Premier League. One record that every football fan will always remember is Arsenal’s winning streak in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Arsenal was unbeaten in no less than 49 Premier League matches, setting the record for the longest streak of victories in the history of British football. Arsenal is also undefeated during the entire 2003-04 season – a total of 38 matches – placing Arsenal as the second club to finish an entire season undefeated.
Following the great achievement, Arsenal competed in the 2005-06 UEFA Champions League to set another record. The team was going ten matches without conceding a single goal. That’s a total stretch of 995 game minutes played without letting the opponents score a single goal. This record was then broken by Samuel Eto’o who scored a goal for Barcelona.
There are also several interesting internal records and statistics in Arsenal’s history. The record for most appearances, for example, is currently held by David O’Leary with a total of 722 matches between 1975 and 1993. The recently transferred Thierry Henry is holding the record for most goals scored for Arsenal with a total of 226 goals, followed by the famous Ian Wright with 184 goals.
Although there are a lot of things to discuss about Arsenal Football Club, the team’s new home ground – the Emirates Stadium – is certainly among the things we must discuss. That is why in this article we are going to take a look at some interesting facts about the Emirate Stadium.
For starters, the Emirates Stadium is formerly known as the Ashburton Grove. It is located in the London Borough of Islington. Arsenal moved to this new stadium after it was completed in 2006. Unlike other new stadiums for other football teams in the Premier League, the Emirates Stadium quickly found its place in the heart of die-hard Arsenal fans.
With a seating capacity of 60,355, the Emirates Stadium is the second largest football club stadium in England, losing only to Manchester United’s Old Trafford. It is also noted as the fifth largest stadium in the United Kingdom after larger stadiums such as the infamous Wembley and Twickenham.
The construction project of the Emirates Stadium wasn’t as smooth as everyone hoped for, with several debacles and oppositions postponing the start of this project several times. After all issues are sorted, the Emirates Airline signed a deal – in October 2004 to be exact – and sponsored the development of Ashburton Grove. This deal is also the reason why the name Emirates Stadium was chosen.
With cost of construction reported at a staggering £390 million, the Emirates Stadium was built to be one of the best and most modern stadiums in the world nonetheless.
There are a lot of things to talk about when it comes to Arsenal Football Club. In this article, we are going to start with some of the basics about this football team, including the history of Arsenal Football Club and several basic trivia and details you will certainly enjoy. Let’s get started, shall we?
Arsenal Football Club is a professional football team based in North London, originally founded in 1886 and noted as one of the oldest football teams in England. The team started competing in the Football League in 1893, so it was indeed the first team from south of England to join the league. Although the team was originally founded in south-east London, it moved to Highbury or the Arsenal Stadium in 1913.
Arsenal is also noted as one of the most successful football teams in the history of British football. The team won no less than 13 First Division and Premier League titles along with 10 FA Cup trophies and tons of other awards. In international competition, Arsenal is also a team with tons of accomplishments. Let’s not forget that Arsenal is also the only football team in the history of Premier League that have completed an entire season undefeated.
The current stadium, the Emirates Stadium, has a lot of interesting features and modern amenities. It has a total seating capacity of 60,355 with a lot of additional facilities completing the stadium. After finishing 3rd in last year’s Premier League, Arsenal is certainly pursuing another league title this year.