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Arsenal Football Club, also known as Arsenal, is a football club from London , currently playing in the Premier League, the highest English Professional League.

Weapons factory by the end of 1886, workers of The Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, South London, Dial Square football club founded. Vrij quickly became the club renamed to Royal Arsenal . In 1891 joined Arsenal to the Professional Football League and the name was changed to ' Woolwich Arsenal '. Nicknamed ' The Gunners ' was obvious: arsenal, English for Arsenal means weapons factory or Armory. In 1913, the club moved to Highbury in North London district, after which the reference to the Southern District Woolwich from the name was removed.

The club plays in red and white, and is home to since August 2006 the Emirates Stadium. In that year, leaving the old Arsenal Stadium in Highbury. The Emirates Stadium is with 60,000 seats, after Wembley and Old Trafford, the largest football stadium in England. The Stadium is State-of-the-art and the turf is known as one of the best inEurope.

Arsenal is one of the best performing clubs of England. The club won the title several times in the Premier League, most recently in the 2003/04season, in which the club did not lose all season. Arsenal was the second club since Preston North End that that didn't work either. Preston North End did so in the founding season of the Football League, 1888/89. Like Preston North End got this team from Arsenal the nickname The Invincibles. Arsenal broke the European record by 49 consecutive matches to remain unbeaten. The final defeat was administered by the arch-rival from ManchesterManchester United.

In 2006 was Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League in the final in the Stade de France in Paris against FC Barcelona. The club had in the semifinals on aggregateVillarreal defeated the Spanish. In the final after the opening goal from Arsenal scored twice in the second half by Barcelona, which Arsenal lost the Cup. It was the first time Arsenal in the final.

Since 1 October 1996, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger . This is Wenger the longest serving and most successful coach in the club history. In addition, he is also currently the longest serving coach in the Premier League.

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[hide]*1 Palmares

Palmares[Edit]Edit

[1]Arsenal celebrates the Championship in the season 2003/2004

English League Championship (13 x)

1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1937-38, 1947-48, 1952-53, 1970-71, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04

[2] FA Cup (11 x)

1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014

[3] FA Community Shield (13 x)

1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014

[4] League Cup (2 x)

1987, 1993

UEFA Champions League

Runners up: 2006

[5] Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup (1 x)

1994

[6] Inter-cities Fairs Cup (1 x)

1970

Arsenal plays at the highest level of English football continuously since 1919 and is record holder. Everton (107 years), Aston Villa (99 years) and Liverpool (95 years) have played more seasons ' top flight ', but are between 1919 and 2011 temporarily downgraded. The FA is counting the years in which the League stopped because of war conditions (1914-1918 and 1939-1945).

The duration record of Arsenal will not be broken. On the second place is the 68 years that Sunderland insisted. With 55 Everton holds place three consecutive seasons.

Final standings in the Premier League from season 1962/63[Edit]Edit

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Arsenal in Europe[Edit]Edit

[7]UEFA Champions League-quarter-final Liverpool-Arsenal, 2008

[8]

See list of European competitions from Arsenal FC for the main article on this topic.

Arsenal plays since 1963 in various European leagues. Below are the competitions and in what seasons the club participated:

Champions League
1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/2014, 2014/2015
European Cup Football Club Tournament
1971/72, 1991/92
Europa League
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Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup
1979/80, 1993/94, 1994/95
UEFA Cup
1978/79, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1999/00
Intertoto Cup
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Inter-cities Fairs Cup
1963/64, 1969/70, 1970/71

Stadium[Edit]Edit

Emirates Stadium[Edit]Edit

[9]

Emirates Stadium , see main article.

London's Emirates Stadium (previous name: LTU arena), a football stadium, has a capacity of 60.432 spectators. Since 2006 it is home to the football club Arsenal and it replaced the former Arsenal Stadium, better known as Highbury .

The club trains on the Shenley Training Centre in Hertfordshire, a purpose built training facility that was opened in 1999. Used in them the club training fields on a location nearby of the University College of London Students ' Union. Until 1961 was trained at Highbury. The youth teams play their home matches at Shenley, the reserves at Underhill, home of Barnet

Arsenal Stadium[Edit]Edit

[10]

Arsenal Stadium , see main article.

The previous Stadium, Arsenal Stadium, commonly known as Highbury, was Arsenal's home from september 1913 until May 2006, when the stadium was closed. Most recently there could 38,500 spectators in that stadium; in the past there was by the presence of plots capacity for 57,000 spectators.

Expansion of Highbury was limited because the East Stand was designated as monument and the other three stands were close to other buildings. These limitations prevented the club in the 90 's of the twentieth century and the first years of the 21st century, are maximizing revenue, making Arsenal threatened to lag behind its competitors in the football fever of that time. Arsenal chose from different possibilities for a new stadium with a capacity of 60.355 spectators at Ashburton Grove, about 500 metres south-west of Highbury; shortly after commissioning, the name was changed at the Emirates Stadium.

Sponsorship[Edit]Edit

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[Edit]Edit

Shirt Manufacturers
Shirt sponsors

Contemporary sponsors[Edit]Edit

The following companies currently have sponsorship deals with Arsenal FC:

Selection 2014/2015[Edit]Edit

No. Name Nationality Date of birth Previous club
Keepers
1 Wojciech Szczęsny [11]

Poland

18-04-1990 Own Youth
13 David Ospina [12]

Colombia

31-08-1988 OGC Nice
26 Damián Martínez [13]

Argentina

02-09-1992 Own youth
Defenders
2 Mathieu Debuchy [14]

France

28-07-1985 Newcastle United
3 Kieran Gibbs [15]

England

26-09-1989 Own Youth
4 Per Mertesacker [16]

Germany

29-09-1984 Werder Bremen
6 Laurent Koscielny [17]

France

10-09-1985 Lorient
18 Nacho Monreal [18]

Spain

26-02-1986 Málaga
21 Calum Chambers [19]

England

20-01-1995 Southampton
Midfielders
7 Tomáš Rosický [20]

Czech Republic

04-10-1980 Dortmund
8 Mikel Arteta [21]

Spain

26-03-1982 Everton
10 Jack Wilshere [22]

England

01-01-1992 Own Youth
11 Mesut Özil [23]

Germany

15-10-1988 Real Madrid
16 Aaron Ramsey [24]

Wales

26-12-1990 Cardiff City
19 Santi Cazorla [25]

Spain

13-12-1984 Málaga
20 Mathieu Flamini [26]

France

07-03-1984 AC Milan
24 Abou Diaby [27]

France

11-05-1986 Auxerre
34 Francis Coquelin [28]

France

13/05/1991 Own Youth
35 Mannish Zelalem [29]

Germany

26-01-1997 Own Youth
Attackers
9 Lukas Podolski [30]

Germany

15-01-1984 FC Köln
12 Olivier Giroud [31]

France

30-09-1986 Montpellier
14 Theo Walcott [32]

England

16-03-1989 Southampton
15 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain [33]

England

15-10-1993 Southampton
17 Alexis Sánchez [34]

Chile

19-12-1988 FC Barcelona
22 Yaya Sanogo [35]

France

23-01-1993 AJ Auxerre
27 Serge Gnabry [36]

Germany

14-07-1995 Own Youth
28 Joel Campbell [37]

Costa Rica

26-07-1992 Deportivo Saprissa
31 Ryo Miyaichi [38]

Japan

14-12-1992 Own youth

Transfers 2014-2015[Edit]Edit

Attracted players:

Name Nationality By Price (€)
Alexis Sánchez [39]

Chile

FC Barcelona 38.000.000
Mathieu Debuchy [40]

France

Newcastle United 12.5 m
David Ospina [41]

Colombia

OGC Nice 3.750.000
Calum Chambers [42]

England

Southampton FC 14.000.000

References:

Name Nationality To Price (€)
Thomas Vermaelen [43]

Belgium

FC Barcelona 19.000.000
Bacary Sagna [44]

France

Manchester City free transfer
Nicklas Bendtner [45]

Denmark

VfL Wolfsburg free transfer
Lukasz Fabianski [46]

Poland

Swansea City free transfer
Caleb Philip [47]

England

SV Zulte Waregem free transfer
Carl Jenkinson [48]

England

West Ham United loan

Top scorers of all time[Edit]Edit

# Name Period League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
1 [49] Thierry Henry 1999 – 2007 & 2012 176 (258) (26) (3) 42 (85) (4) 228 (376)
2 [50] Ian Wright 1991 – 1998 128 (221) 12 (16) 29 (29) 15 (21) (1) 185

(288)

3 [51] Cliff Bastin 1929 – 1947 150 (350) 26 (42) (0) (0) (4) 178

(396)

4 [52] John Radford 1964 – 1976 111 (379) 15 (44) 12 (34) 11 (24) (0) 149

(481)

5 [53] Ted Drake 1934 – 1945 124 (168) 12 (14) (0) (0) (2) 139

(184)

6 [54] Jimmy Brain 1923 – 1931 125 (204) 14 (27) (0) (0) (1) 139

(232)

7 [55] Doug Lishman 1948 – 1956 125 (226) 10 (17) (0) (0) (1) 137

(244)

8 [56] Robin van Persie 2004 – 2012 96 (193) 10 (17) (12) 20 (53) (2) 132

(278)

9 [57] Joe Hulme 1926-1938 107 (333) 17 (39) (0) (0) (2) 125

(374)

10 [58] David Jack 1928 – 1934 113 (181) 10 (25) (0) (0) (2) 124

(208)

(Former) players[Edit]Edit

[59]

See also list of players from Arsenal FC

(Former) trainers[Edit]Edit

[60]

See list of Arsenal F.c. for the main article on this topic.

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