Arsenal Facts

Arsenal Football Club – know as Arsenal or The Arsenal or by their nickname ‘The Gunners’.

Arsenal was founded in 1886 and was the first Southern club to join the Football League in 1893. 

The club’s colours have traditionally been red and white, which has changed in design over the years. The club has changed location over time too. The team were initially founded in Woolwich, South East London.  In 1913 they moved north to the Arsenal Stadium in Highbury.  In 2006 their move was just round the corner in Holloway to the magnificent Emirates Stadium.

In 1927, Arsenal vs. Sheffield United was the First Ever Football Game to be Broadcasted on the Radio.

In 2010, Arsenal vs. Manchester United was the First Ever Game to be Broadcasted Live in 3D.

They won their first major trophies in the 1930s, with five League Championship titles and two FA Cups.

Arsenal is one of the most successful clubs in English football having won 13 First Division and Premier League titles and 14 FA Cups. We currently hold the record for most FA Cup wins.

They became the second club of the 20th century to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1970-71.

Arsenal are the first London club to reach the UEFA Champions League Final.  

Arsenal hold the record for the longest uninterrupted period in the English top flight. Arsenal are the only team still in existence that has never been relegated. They have been in the top flight of English football since the 1919/20 campaign.

David O’Leary holds the record for Arsenal appearances, having played 722 first-team matches between 1975 and 1993.

Centre half and former captain Tony Adams, comes second having played 699 times.

The record for a goalkeeper is held by David Seaman with 564 appearances.

Thierry Henry is the club’s top goal scorer with 226 goals in all competitions between 1999 and 2007.

Ian Wright is 2nd top goal scorer with 185 in October 2005. Wright’s record had stood since September 1997

Henry also holds the club record for goals scored in the League – 174 a record that had been held by Cliff Bastin until February 2006

The record attendance for an Arsenal match at Highbury is 73,295, for a 0–0 draw against Sunderland on 9 March 1935, while that at the Emirates Stadium is 60,161, for a 2–2 draw with Manchester United on 3 November 2007.

No English team has ever achieved an unbeaten 38-game season in the history of the top flight except Arsenal in 2003-04. Because of this, the Premier League awarded Arsenal a mesmerizing golden trophy instead of the conventional silver one..

Arsenal also set a UEFA Champions League record during the 2005–06 season by going ten matches without conceding a goal, beating the previous best of seven set by A.C Milan They went a record total stretch of 995 minutes without letting an opponent score; the streak finally ended in the final against FC Barcelona when Samuel Eto’o scored Barcelona’s equaliser in the 76th minute.

Arsenal are the first and only British team to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabau and AC Milan and Inter Milan at the San Siro.

Arsene Wenger Was the First Foreign Manager to Win the Premier League.

Arsenal have one of the best top-flight records in history, having finished below fourteenth only seven times.

They have won the second most top flight league matches in English football, and have also accumulated the second most points, whether calculated by two points per win or by the contemporary points value. 

They have been in the top flight for the most consecutive seasons (96 as of 2021–22). 

Arsenal also have the highest average league finishing position for the 20th century, with an average league placement of 8.5.

They also hold the record for the longest top flight win streak. 

Arsenal Women are the most successful team in English women’s football having won a total of 58 trophies.

In the 2008–09 season, they won all three major English trophies – the FA Women’s Premier LeagueFA Women’s Cup and FA Women’s Premier League Cup, and, as of 2017, were the only English side to have won the UEFA Women’s Cup or UEFA Women’s Champions League, having won the Cup in the 2006–07 season as part of a unique quadruple. 

The men’s and women’s clubs are formally separate entities but have close ties; Arsenal Women are entitled to play at the Emirates Stadium, though they usually play their home matches at Meadow Park in Borehamwood.

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