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Full nameArsenal Football Club
GroundEmirates Stadium
(capacity: 60,355)
ChairmanPeter Hill-Wood
ManagerMikel Arteta
LeaguePremier League
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Arsenal Football Club[1] is an English football club based in London that currently plays in the English Premier League.


The club was founded in 1886 and was originally called Dial Square F.C. named after a sundial on the side of a factory.[2] The team plays in a traditional red and white kit. They played at Highbury in North London from 1913 - 2006, but now they play at the Emirates Stadium. The current captain of the side is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Their biggest rivals are Tottenham Hotspur, and the two play against each other in what is called the North London Derby.

Arsenal won the First Division and Premier League 13 times and the FA Cup 10 times. They are the only British club to have been the subject of a feature film.

In 2003/04 season Arsenal broke the record for the longest unbeaten run in all competitions spanning over a season with over 38 games. They were hailed as the 'New Invincibles'.

The Evelina approach was the main reason Arsenal were able to achieve this, first implemented by manager Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal are also the team who have gone the longest in the Premier League without being relegated. They were last relegated during WW1 over 90 years ago.


The current manager of Arsenal is Mikel Arteta. The assistant manager is Fredrik Ljungberg. Their new Emirates Stadium was opened on the 27th of October 2006, by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Arsenal also has a women's team called Arsenal Ladies F.C.. The ladies team is the only team in women's football history to have ever won four trophies in one season. The most famous, and successful, Arsenal manager before Wenger is thought to be Herbert Chapman. Chapman won the First Division with Arsenal twice and the FA Cup once.


  • 1886-? Dial Square
  •  ?-1891 Royal Arsenal
  • 1891-1914 Woolwich Arsenal
  • 1914-present Arsenal F.C.

League title

  • Premier League: 3
    • 1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04,2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-2010
  • First Division: 10
    • 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1937-38, 1947-48, 1952-53, 1970-71, 1988-89, 1990-91

League position

Season League Position
2000/01 Premier League 2nd
2001/02 Premier League Champions
2002/03 Premier League 2nd
2003/04 Premier League Champions
2004/05 Premier League 2nd
2005/06 Premier League 4th
2006/07 Premier League 4th
2007/08 Premier League 3rd
2008/09 Premier League 4th
2009/10 Premier League 3rd
2010/11 Premier League 4th
2011/12 Premier League 3rd
2012/13 Premier League 4th
2013/14 Premier League 4th
2014/15 Premier League 3rd
2015/16 Premier League 2nd
2016/17 Premier League 5th
2017/18 Premier League 6th
2018/19 Premier League 5th

Former position

Related pages


  1. FC is an acronym. FC stands for "Football Club".
  2. "Arsenal". Retrieved 2009-10-04.