Arsenal

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Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Holloway, North London. They play at the highest level of English Football in the Premier League. They are known as one of the most successful English clubs in world football, with 13 premier league titles, and a joint record of 11 FA Cups. They have also been very consistent in european football, qualifying for the UEFA Champions league for 18 successive seasons, and reaching the final in 2006.

Arsenal has one of the largest fan bases in the world and also have one of the highest incomes. They were valued at £1.3 billion in 2014 meaning they are the fifth most valuable Association Football club in the world.

History

Arsenal was founded in 1886 in Woolwich and in 1893 they joined the Football League and became the first club from the south of England to join.

Stadiums

Since Arsenal's move to North London in 1913, the Arsenal Stadium, which is popularly known as Highbury amongst the supporters was their new home stadium. it was a very attractive stadium and held some memorable seasons for the club, including the invincibles season in 2003-04. It had the slogan "The Home of Football". The Arsenal stadium had a capacity of just over 38,000.

During their time at Highbury, in early 2000 Arsenal were considering various options for a move in North London for a bigger stadium with more capacity. They eventually proposed building their new 60,361 capacity stadium in Ashburton Grove, which is 500 metres south of Highbury, their current ground at the time. The new stadium was built and ready 7 years later in time for the 2007-08 season and was called The Emirates Stadium. The new stadium was named after their latest kit sponsorship deal with the airplane company, Emirates.

First Team Squad

External Links

arsenal.com/home
arsenal-mania.com
arsenal-world.co.uk