Arsenal F.C.

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Arsenal FC.svg
Fou name Arsenal Football Club
Elk-name(s) The Gunners
Foondit 1886; 131 years ago (1886) as Dial Square
Grund Emirates Stadium,
Holloway, Lunnon
(capacity: 60,338[1])
Awner Arsenal Holdings plc
Chairman Sir John "Chips" Keswick
Manager Arsène Wenger
League Premier League
2016–17 Premier League, 5t o 20
Wabsteid Club hame page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Arsenal Football Club (pronounced /ˈɑrsənəl, ˈɑrsnəl/ (deprecatit template); aften simply kent as Arsenal or The Arsenal, or bi their nickname The Gunners) is an Inglis professional fitbaa club based in Holloway, North Lunnon. Arsenal plays in the Premier League an is ane o the maist successful clubs in Inglis fitbaa, haein wan 13 First Division an Premier League titles an 11 FA Cups. They hauld the record for the langest uninterruptit period in the Inglis top flight an are the anerlie side tae hae completit a Premier League saison unbeaten.

Arsenal wis foondit in 1886, an in 1893 became the first club frae the sooth o Ingland tae jyn the Football League. In the 1930s they wan their first major trophies: five League Championship titles an twa FA Cup trophies. Efter a lean period in the post-war years they became the seicont club o the 20t century tae win the League and FA Cup Double, in the 1970–71 saison, an in the 1990s an 2000s recorded a series o successes – durin this time Arsenal wan a Cup Double, twa further League an FA Cup Doubles, an became the first Lunnon club tae reach the UEFA Champions League Final.

The club's colours, tradeetionally red an white, hae evolved over time. Similarly, the club hae muivit location; foondit in Woolwich, sooth-east Lunnon, in 1913 they muivit north athort the ceety tae Arsenal Stadium, in Highbury. In 2006 they made a shorter muive, tae the Emirates Stadium in nearbi Holloway.

Arsenal hae an estimated 27 million supporters worldwide, and the fans have lang-standin rivalries wi several ither clubs; the maist notable o these is wi neighbours Tottenham Hotspur, wi whom they regularly contest the North Lunnon derby. Arsenal ar also the third maist valuable club in the warld as o 2010, valued at $1.2 billion. The club hae regularly featured in portrayals o footbaa in Breetish culture. Arsenal Ladies ar the maist successful Inglish club in women's fitbaa an ar also affiliated wi the club.

First-team squad=[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 28 Januar 2015.[2]
For recent transfers, see 2014–15 Arsenal F.C. season#Transfers.

Note: Banners indicate naitional team as defined unner FIFA eligibility rules. Players mey haud mair nor ane non-FIFA naitionality.

No. Poseetion Player
1 Poland GK Petr Cech
2 Fraunce DF Mathieu Debuchy
4 Germany DF Per Mertesacker (vice-captain)
5 Brazil DF Gabriel
6 Fraunce DF Laurent Koscielny
8 Spain MF Mikel Arteta (captain)
10 Ingland MF Jack Wilshere
11 Germany MF Mesut Özil
12 Fraunce FW Olivier Giroud
13 Colombie GK David Ospina
14 Ingland FW Theo Walcott
16 Wales MF Aaron Ramsey
No. Poseetion Player
17 Chile FW Alexis Sánchez
18 Spain DF Nacho Monreal
19 Spain MF Santi Cazorla (3rd captain)
20 Fraunce MF Mathieu Flamini
21 Ingland DF Calum Chambers
23 Ingland FW Danny Welbeck
24 Fraunce MF Abou Diaby
26 Argentinae GK Damián Martínez
27 Germany FW Serge Gnabry
34 Fraunce MF Francis Coquelin
35 Unitit States MF Gedion Zelalem
36 Poland MF Krystian Bielik
38 Ingland FW Chuba Akpom
39 Spain DF Héctor Bellerín
42 Ingland DF Isaac Hayden

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

For more details on this topic, see Arsenal F.C. seasons.

Domestic[eedit | eedit soorce]

Winners (13): 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
Runners-up (8): 1925–26, 1931–32, 1972–73, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05
Runners-up (1): 1903–04
Winners (11): 1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014
Runners-up (7): 1927, 1932, 1952, 1972, 1978, 1980, 2001
Winners (2): 1987, 1993
Runners-up (4): 1968, 1969, 1988, 2007
Winners (13): 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1991 (shared), 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014
Runners-up (7): 1935, 1936, 1979, 1989, 1993, 2003, 2005

European[eedit | eedit soorce]

Runners-up (1): 2006
Winners (1): 1994
Runners-up (2): 1980, 1995
Winners (1): 1970
Runners-up (1): 2000
Runners-up (1): 1994

Arsenal's tally o thirteen League Championships is the third hichtest in Inglis fitbaa, efter Liverpool an Manchester United, while the total o ten FA Cups is tee'd for hichtest, wi Manchester Unitit. Arsenal hae achievit three League an FA Cup "Doubles" (in 1971, 1998 an 2002), a record shared wi Manchester United, an in 1993 wur the first side in Inglis fitbaa tae complete the FA Cup an League Cup double. They wur the first Lunnon club tae reach the feenal o the UEFA Champions League an aw, in 2006.

Arsenal hae ane o the best top-flicht records in heestory, haein feenished belaw fowerteent anerlie seiven times. Arsenal hae the hichtest average league feenishin position for the period 1900–1999 an aw, wi an average league placin o 8.5. In addeetion, they are ane o anerlie sax clubs tae hae wan the FA Cup twice in succession, in 2002 an 2003.

Fitnotes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Premier League Handbook Season 2013/14" (PDF). Premier League. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. "Players". Arsenal F.C. Retrieved 2 September 2014.