Arsenal FC, founded in 1886, is one of the best English football clubs with about 30 million worldwide supporters. Arsenal is also noted as the third most valuable football club in the world lately. In this post I will give some information about Arsenal FC.
History of Arsenal in Brief
As I mentioned above, Arsenal was founded in 1886 with a different name, Dial Square. The originators of the club were the workers of the Royal Arsenal and that’s why the name changed to Royal Arsenal soon. It was in 1893 when they joined the British Football League in the second division. They promoted to the first division in 1904. Arsenal plays their matches at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal: Crest and Colors
Also known as “The Gunners”, Arsenal, changed its crest to the current one in 2002. This was a more modern and simpler design with a cannon facing east. The replacement of the older crest caused some discussions among the fans but in my opinion this is a much better crest.
At first look, you can see the following colors on the Arsenal crest: Red, Blue and White. And if you have watched any of their matches, I am sure you will remember them wearing a red shirt with white sleeves. Although there were some exceptions, they generally wear red shirts and white shorts with white socks.
Some Records and Statistics of Arsenal
1. Youngest First Team Player: Cesc Fabregas, 16
2. Oldest First Team Player: Jock Rutherford, 41
3. Most Appearances: David O’Leary: 772 in total
4. Most Goals in a Season: 44, Ted Drake
5. Top Scorer: Thierry Henry, 226 goals
First Team Players of Arsenal
The first team is made up with the following players currently:
Manuel Almunia as the goalkeeper; Bacary Sagna , Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny as defenders; Abou Diaby , Cesc Fàbregas , Tomáš Rosický and Samir Nasri as midfielers; Robin van Persie , Carlos Vela and Theo Walcott as the forwards. And Arsene Wenger as the manager.
Honors of Arsenal
Arsenal has won 13 first division(Premiere League from 1992) championships, 10 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and 12 FA Community Shield. They played final once in the UEFA Champions League, won European Cup Winner’s Cup once and played final in the UEFA Cup once.
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