Arsenal

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Arsenal

About the club

About the club
Season 2012/13: 
4th place
Nickname: 
The Gunners
Stadium: 
Emirates Stadium, London
Capacity: 
60335
Away end: 
South-East Lower Tier
Top scorer 12/13: 
Theo Walcott
Manager: 
Arsène Wenger
Assistant Manager: 
Steve Bould
Home kit: 
Red shirts, white and blue trim, white shorts, white socks
Away kit: 
Black and Purple shirts, black shorts, black socks
Honours: 
* Premier League: 2004, 2002, 1998 * Div One: 1991, 1989, 1953, 1948, 1938, 1935, 1934, 1933, 1931 * FA Cup: 2005, 2003, 2002, 1998, 1993, 1979, 1971, 1950, 1936, 1930 * League Cup: 1993, 1987 * European Cup Winners' Cup: 1994 * Fairs Cup: 1970
Essential reading: 
Fever Pitch, by Nick Hornby
Did you know: 
Arsenal were unbeaten in the top flight during the 2003/04 season, earning themselves the nickname the 'Invincibles'.

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Around and about Arsenal

1. Does the word ‘Arsenal’ actually mean anything in English?
An arsenal is a place where guns and other weapons are made or stored.

2. So is this how Arsenal FC got its name?
Yes, the Royal Arsenal in a place called Woolwich in South East London which was where the British military manufactured and stored its weapons.  At one time 80,000 people worked there, and the workers founded the football club that became Royal Arsenal. When they turned professional in 1891, the club was once again renamed, this time becoming Woolwich Arsenal.

3. Is the club still associated with Woolwich?
The club moved to Highbury in North London in 1913. As they were no longer playing in Woolwich, they dropped this from their name, and became simply Arsenal.  They have used this name ever since. In fact, the area around Arsenal Stadium and the nearest Underground station are now called Arsenal.

4. So do Arsenal still play at Arsenal Stadium?
Not any more. The building is now converted into flats, and the team now play at the new Emirates Stadium, which is just a few hundred metres from the old ground.

5. Why is it called Emirates Stadium?
Arsenal’s ground is named after the airline from the United Arab Emirates, whose sponsorship deal with Arsenal is the biggest in English football history.

6. Who attends Arsenal’s games?
The games are extremely well attended, and almost all Arsenal home games sell out. Arsenal  have the highest attendance of non-white supporters at their games (with 7.7% being from other ethnic groups).

7. Who are Arsenal’s supporters?
Although Arsenal’s home games sell out,  only a tiny proportion of Arsenal supporters ever go to an Arsenal game. This is because the club has an estimated 27 million fans around the world. There are supporters groups everywhere from Liberia to Hong Kong.

8. How successful have Arsenal been?
Arsenal have been phenomenally successful. They hold the record for the longest continuous period in the top league of English football (since 1919). And they are the only Premier League side to have got through a whole season without losing a match.

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Arsenal can be world's number one team if they wanted to

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the best.........team ever

Hi Goutham S.

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Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Actually Rich instead of replying i accidentally posted so iam telling once more that thank you for your kind information

Thank You Rich for your kind information on these players.I think you also like arsenal and Liverpool more than arsenal .I think you like some of the most famous players in Liverpool like Suarez,Gerrard,Danniel Sturridge .I 'll also get some information and send it you
Thank You

yo arsenal , the best team ever.Thank You god for creating a team like this.
Thank You very much......

Is Arsenal playing the game the cup will be theirs.

Hello everyone :)

Where are the Arsenal Match reports? We really want to read them!

Thanks!

Thanks Danjw1 for the comment. We might start the match reports again in the future. Keep coming back to the site!

Thanks

Jack

my best team ever. i hope this year (2013-2014) make us happy.