"Abuse has to be eradicated completely because it's causing a lot of damage. Founded in 1987 by Steve Lucey & Betty Williams. [148], Arsenal's longest-running and deepest rivalry is with their nearest major neighbours, Tottenham Hotspur; matches between the two are referred to as North London derbies. Fan's kit hub - win a bruised banana shirt. In the 2017-18 season, Puma released a new color scheme for the away and third kits. [54] Even former England captain Billy Wright could not bring the club any success as manager, in a stint between 1962 and 1966. Much of the Afro-Caribbean support comes from the neighbouring London Borough of Hackney and a large portion of the South Asian Arsenal supporters commute to the stadium from Wembley Park, North West of the capital. At Arsenal Core, we provide you with latest Arsenal Football Club Updates. Graham was banned for a year by the Football Association for his involvement in the scandal after he admitted he had received an "unsolicited gift" from Hauge. [118], Before joining the Football League, Arsenal played briefly on Plumstead Common, then at the Manor Ground in Plumstead, then spent three years between 1890 and 1893 at the nearby Invicta Ground. [135] Arsenal FC USA is Competitive Youth Club Soccer located in Southern California. [196], Save the Children has been Arsenal global charity partner since 2011 and have worked together in numerous projects to improve safety and well-being for vulnerable children in London and abroad. The Kent Junior Cup, won by Royal Arsenal's reserves, was the club's first trophy, while the first team's first trophy came three weeks later when they won the Kent Senior Cup. Arsenal (disambiguation) § Association football, coat of arms of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, University College of London Students' Union, Arsenal F.C.–Manchester United F.C. Stay up to date with Arsenal FC news and get the latest on match fixtures, results, standings, videos, highlights, and much more. [153][154][155][156][157] Gunnersaurus attends both men's and women's home games in addition to community activities. Arsenal's original home colours. [181][185], As one of the most successful teams in the country, Arsenal have often featured when football is depicted in the arts in Britain. Arsenal's fanbase are referred to as "Gooners" - the name derived from the club's nickname "The Gunners". [136] Arsenal F.C | 110,516 followers on LinkedIn. [134], Arsenal's players train at the Shenley Training Centre in Hertfordshire, a purpose-built facility which opened in 1999. The latest Arsenal news, transfers, match previews and reviews from around the globe, updated every minute of every day. The club generated revenues of £381.7 million in the business year which ended 31 May 2010, [2] … records and statistics, List of Arsenal F.C. For a record of all matches participated in by Arsenal, see the AISA Arsenal History Society's line-ups database. To complete the crest, 1886 and 2011 are shown on either sides of the motto "Forward" at the bottom of the crest. They went a record total stretch of 995 minutes without letting an opponent score; the streak ended in the final, when Samuel Eto'o scored a 76th-minute equaliser for Barcelona. 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Accumulating key players from Wenger's homeland, such as Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry, Arsenal won a second League and Cup double in 1997–98 and a third in 2001–02. Herbert Chapman, who changed the fortunes of Arsenal forever, won the club its first silverware, and his legacy led the club to dominate the 1930s decade; Chapman, however, died of pneumonia in 1934, aged 55. Fellow centre half and former captain Tony Adams comes second, having played 669 times. Arsenal Football Development USA Soccer Camps, for boys & girls ages 6–17, will provide players of all skill levels an opportunity to learn the game while experiencing the methods established by the professional academy in the United Kingdom. LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal eye FC Salzburg star Daka. [201] The club is one of only six clubs to have won the FA Cup twice in succession, in 2002 and 2003, and 2014 and 2015. [210], Thierry Henry is the club's top goalscorer with 228 goals in all competitions between 1999 and 2012,[211] The club has won 13 league titles (including one unbeaten title), a record 14 FA Cups, two League Cups, 16 FA Community Shields, the League Centenary Trophy, one European Cup Winners' Cup, and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. The new crest was criticised by some supporters; the Arsenal Independent Supporters' Association claimed that the club had ignored much of Arsenal's history and tradition with such a radical modern design, and that fans had not been properly consulted on the issue. They have won the second most top flight league matches in English football, and have also accumulated the second most points,[7] whether calculated by two points per win[7] or by the contemporary points value. Consequently, Arsenal have a significant number of fans from beyond London and all over the world; in 2007, 24 UK, 37 Irish and 49 other overseas supporters clubs were affiliated with the club. The Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. [109] In the 2008–09 season, Arsenal replaced the traditional all-white sleeves with red sleeves with a broad white stripe.[108]. Introduction Into Management. football.london @Football_LDN Podcast 396 : The Arteta Jigsaw Puzzle *An Arsenal Podcast Luiz to Be Out for ‘A Few Weeks at Least’ and Could Have Knee Surgery [20] Arsenal became ineligible for the London Cups when the club turned professional in 1891, and rarely participated in County Cups after this. The theme was repeated in the 1997 film The Full Monty, in a scene where the lead actors move in a line and raise their hands, deliberately mimicking the Arsenal defence's offside trap, in an attempt to co-ordinate their striptease routine. The new away kit is white, with a marbled pattern all across to replicate the iconic marble hall in the East stand of Highbury. Box office boxoffice@arsenal.co.uk. Billionaire Gets Full Control of Arsenal, Buying Out Russian Rival", "Arsenal's problems lie with Kroenke's ownership rather than Arteta", "What is the Optimal Method to Value a Football Club? have defined his reign. [189], Arsenal have often been stereotyped as a defensive and "boring" side, especially during the 1970s and 1980s;[190][191] many comedians, such as Eric Morecambe, made jokes about this at the team's expense. [200], They hold the highest number of FA Cup trophies, with 14. To close a submenu press the escape key. [221], Arsenal's first ever silverware was won as the Royal Arsenal in 1890. World War II meant The Football League was suspended for seven years, but Arsenal returned to win it in the second post-war season, 1947–48. [14] The motto of the club has long been Victoria Concordia Crescit, Latin for "Victory Through Harmony". For the women's team, see, Association football club based in Islington, London, England. The team wore a similar kit (but with redcurrant socks) during the. [79] In July 2006, they moved into the Emirates Stadium, after 93 years at Highbury. The cannon once again faces east and the club's name is written in a sans-serif typeface above the cannon. These can sometimes be mistaken for chimneys, but the presence of a carved lion's head and a cascabel on each are clear indicators that they are cannons. Green was replaced by dark blue. Reference: Up until 1992, the top division of English football was the Football League First Division; since then, it has been the FA Premier League. Website feedback FREE Shipping. [219] The club's longest-serving manager, in terms of both length of tenure and number of games overseen, is Arsène Wenger, who managed the club between 1996 and 2018. Arsenal was the first club from the South of England to join The Football League, in 1893, and they reached the First Division in 1904. [202] Some fans referred to the ground as Ashburton Grove, or the Grove, as they did not agree with corporate sponsorship of stadium names. This capacity had to be reduced further during Champions League matches to accommodate additional advertising boards, so much so that for two seasons, from 1998 to 2000, Arsenal played Champions League home matches at Wembley, which could house more than 70,000 spectators. The project was initially delayed by red tape and rising costs,[128] [99], In 1949, the club unveiled a modernised crest featuring the same style of cannon below the club's name, set in blackletter, and above the coat of arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Islington and a scroll inscribed with the club's newly adopted Latin motto, Victoria Concordia Crescit - "victory comes from harmony" – coined by the club's programme editor Harry Homer. [36] The entire stadium was given a massive overhaul in the 1930s: new Art Deco West and East stands were constructed, opening in 1932 and 1936 respectively, and a roof was added to the North Bank terrace, which was bombed during the Second World War and not restored until 1954. Arsenal FC Crest T Shirt - Authentic UK Merch. 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Contact us. The club had had more players killed than any top flight club,[52] and debt from reconstructing the North Bank Stand bled Arsenal's resources. [172] In August 2018 Kroenke bought out Usmanov for £550m. The 38-year-old took charge of the Gunners in December 2019. Under-23s and Academy § Honours, List of Arsenal F.C. 4.5 out of 5 stars 193. [164] In January 2018 Kroenke expanded his ownership by buying twenty-two more shares taking, his total ownership to 67.09%. [81] [84] He received responses of praise throughout English and world football from many pundits and former players, who also thanked him for developing them as people. In 1913, the club crossed the city to Arsenal Stadium in Highbury, becoming close neighbours of Tottenham Hotspur, and creating the North London derby. [10] Arsène Wenger was the longest-serving manager and won the most trophies. Check out our exclusive Wallpapers for desktop and mobile today! A year later, Arsenal appeared in the FA Cup final for the second time in a row, defeating Aston Villa 4–0 in the final and becoming the most successful club in the tournament's history with 12 titles, a record which Manchester United would tie the following season. The oak leaves represent the 15 founding members of the club who met at the Royal Oak pub. [115], Since Puma began manufacturing Arsenal's kits in 2014, new home, away and third kits were released every single season. [220] Two Arsenal managers have died in the job – Herbert Chapman and Tom Whittaker. For many years Arsenal's away colours were white or navy blue. - Mikel Arteta, "How do you explain to a black footballer that a piece of pirated content is taken down within minutes, but that's not the same for racist abuse?" At the same time, the Second Division was renamed the First Division, and the Third Division was renamed the Second Division. On 3 September 2016 The Arsenal Foundation has donated £1m to build football pitches for children in London, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan and Somalia thanks to The Arsenal Foundation Legends Match against Milan Glorie at the Emirates Stadium. Royal Arsenal first trophies they won was the Kent Senior Cup and London Charity Cup in 1889–90 and the London Senior Cup in 1890–91 these were the only football association trophies Arsenal won during their time in South East London. [117] In the 2020-21 season, Adidas unveiled the new away kit to [79], David O'Leary holds the record for Arsenal appearances, having played 722 first-team matches between 1975 and 1993. He appointed an enduring new trainer Tom Whittaker,[39] implemented Charlie Buchan's new twist on the nascent WM formation,[40][41] captured young players like Cliff Bastin and Eddie Hapgood, and lavished Highbury's income on stars like David Jack and Alex James. The club had never progressed beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League until 2005–06; in that season they became the first club from London in the competition's fifty-year history to reach the final, in which they were beaten 2–1 by Barcelona. Historically, the club has been owned by … Arsenal are an English football team, playing in the Premier League. The '53 Champions squad was old, and the club failed to attract strong enough replacements. [261] The men's and women's clubs are formally separate entities but have quite close ties; Arsenal Women are entitled to play once a season at the Emirates Stadium, though they usually play their home matches at Meadow Park in Borehamwood. [18] The club changed its name to Royal Arsenal a month later. [157][158][159] An online fundraiser was begun for Quy,[159] and Mesut Özil offered to pay his salary himself as long as he remains with Arsenal. The same person, Jerry Quy, has been inside the suit from the start; in early October 2020, as part of cost-cutting brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the club made him redundant from that and his other part-time job in supporter liaison, together with 55 full-time employees, although they later said Gunnersaurus could return after spectators were allowed back in stadiums. Mikel Arteta was presented with three opportunities upon his retirement, aged 34. [236][237] Their first national senior honour came in 1930, when they won the FA Cup. The away kit was a light blue, which fades to a darker blue near the bottom, while the third kit was black with red highlight. [36][30], Arsenal were not to win the League or the FA Cup for another 18 years. [88][89] In Emery's first season, Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League and finished as runner-up in the Europa League. White sleeves first appeared on the shirt in 1933. Arsenal FC is a well known football club which was founded in 1886. [20][21] In 1891, Royal Arsenal became the first London club to turn professional. Sky's coverage of Arsenal's January 2010 match against Manchester United was the first live public broadcast of a sports event on 3D television. Arsenal eventually sought a more comprehensive legal protection. The second was 2005–06, the last season that Arsenal played at Highbury, when the team wore commemorative redcurrant shirts similar to those worn in 1913, their first season in the stadium; the club reverted to their normal colours at the start of the next season. [82] Fifteen years later an almost identical scene was included in the 2012 Disney science-fiction film “John Carter” (director and co-writer Andrew Stanton, a notable overseas supporter of the club), along with other visual cues and oblique dialogue hints and references to the club throughout the film. After considering various options, in 2000 Arsenal proposed building a new 60,361-capacity stadium at Ashburton Grove, since named the Emirates Stadium, about 500 metres south-west of Highbury. [204] [209], Arsenal set a 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. [114] [198], Arsenal's tally of 13 League Championships is the third highest in English football, after Manchester United (20) and Liverpool (19),[199] Virtually all home matches sell out; in 2007–08 Arsenal had the second-highest average League attendance for an English club (60,070, which was 99.5% of available capacity),[140] and, as of 2015, the third-highest all-time average attendance. This early example of a corporate logo, introduced as part of Herbert Chapman's rebranding of the club in the 1930s, was used not only on Cup Final shirts but as a design feature throughout Highbury Stadium, including above the main entrance and inlaid in the floors. [164] Kroenke first launched a bid for the club in April 2007,[165] and faced competition for shares from Red and White Securities, which acquired its first shares from David Dein in August 2007. rivalry, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, List of Arsenal F.C. [112][113] Arsenal reached the FA Cup final again the following year wearing the red and white home strip and were beaten by Leeds United. 4.4 out of 5 stars 195. These include Arsenal's own pre-season competition the Emirates Cup, begun in 2007. [83] After another unspectacular league season the following year, Wenger announced his departure from the club on 20 April 2018, after 22 years as manager. [197] On 3 June 2018, Arsenal played Real Madrid in the Corazon Classic Match 2018 at the Bernabeu, where the proceeds went to Realtoo Real Madrid Foundation projects that are aimed at the most vulnerable children. [239][240] Arsenal won their first league and cup double in the 1970–71 season and twice repeated the feat, in 1997–98 and 2001–02, as well as winning a cup double of the FA Cup and League Cup in 1992–93. [173] There has been criticism of Arsenal's poor performance since Kroenke took over, which has been attributed to his ownership. However, in that same season, Arsenal finished in the fifth position in the league, the first time they had finished outside the top four since before Wenger arrived in 1996. [177] Research by the Henley Business School ranked Arsenal second in English football, modelling the club's value at £1.118 billion in 2015.[178][179]. [57], Former player Terry Neill succeeded Mee in 1976. [25][26] Businessmen Henry Norris and William Hall became involved in the club, and sought to move them elsewhere. We are a competitive youth soccer club where players develop at their own pace, guided by professionally licensed coaches. [129] His permanent replacement, Bruce Rioch, lasted for only one season, leaving the club after a dispute with the board of directors. [116], From the 2019–20 season Arsenal's kits are manufactured by Adidas. During WWII, Arsenal won several of these. The crest was all white, surrounded by 15 oak leaves to the right and 15 laurel leaves to the left. Two League Championships followed, in 1930–31 and 1932–33. $49.99 $ 49. [99] For the first time, the crest was rendered in colour, which varied slightly over the crest's lifespan, finally becoming red, gold and green. A 2005 poll of English football fans rated the 1979 FA Cup Final the 15th greatest game of all time. When Nike took over from Adidas as Arsenal's kit provider in 1994, Arsenal's away colours were again changed to two-tone blue shirts and shorts. In addition there will be a return meeting on 8 September 2018 at the Emirates stadium where proceeds will go towards the Arsenal foundation. [29][30] In 1919, The Football League voted to promote The Arsenal, instead of relegated local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, into the newly enlarged First Division, despite only listing the club sixth in the Second Division's last pre-war season of 1914–15. 's first home was Plumstead Common,[17] though they spent most of their time in South East London playing on the other side of Plumstead, at the Manor Ground. [110] The latest Arsenal news, transfers, fixtures and more. [176] Business magazine Forbes valued Arsenal as a whole at $2.238 billion (£1.69 billion) in 2018, ranked third in English football. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. As they put together the first team in the area, no kit could be found, so Beardsley and Bates wrote home for help and received a set of kit and a ball. Former player and assistant first team coach Freddie Ljungberg was appointed as the interim head-coach. He joined from Manchester City, having worked there as an assistant manager. [27][28], In 1913, soon after relegation back to the Second Division, Woolwich Arsenal moved to the new Arsenal Stadium in Highbury, North London. Arsenal also featured in the first edition of the BBC's Match of the Day, which screened highlights of their match against Liverpool at Anfield on 22 August 1964. Like all major English football clubs, Arsenal have a number of domestic supporters' clubs, including the Arsenal Football Supporters' Club, which works closely with the club, and the Arsenal Independent Supporters' Association, which maintains a more independent line. The MP and former leader of … Many Arsenal players appeared as themselves in the film and manager George Allison was given a speaking part. [80] The following season, Arsenal returned to the yellow and blue scheme, albeit with a darker shade of blue than before. This is a story of belief, hard work and defying the odds, The Norway international claims more than half the votes cast after a string of superlative performances for us, Watch the best of the action from our Europa League quarter-final first leg against Slavia Prague at Emirates Stadium, Pepe's cool finish is cancelled out by a stoppage-time equaliser at the Emirates, See what our manager had to say after our 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in the Europa League, Hector Bellerin discusses our draw with Slavia Prague and what he expects from the second leg, Mikel Arteta reflects on our Europa League quarter-final first leg against Slavia Prague, Willian discusses racism, online abuse and how it affects him - and what the authorities can do to tackle it. [101] [167] Kroenke came close to the 30% takeover threshold in November 2009, when he increased his holding to 18,594 shares (29.9%). They registered their new name, Woolwich Arsenal, with The Football League when the club ascended later that year. At the age of 34, he became the youngest Arsenal manager to date. The latest Arsenal news, match previews and reports, Gunners transfer news plus both original Arsenal blog posts and posts from blogs and sites from around the world, updated 24 hours a day. [180] The footballing core of the business showed a revenue of £329.3m. [237] Arsenal's first first-team trophy was a County Cup, the inaugural Kent Senior Cup. 99. Glassdoor gives you an inside look at what it's like to work at Arsenal Football Club, including salaries, reviews, office photos, and more. [99] This was dropped after the move to Highbury in 1913, only to be reinstated in 1922, when the club adopted a crest featuring a single cannon, pointing eastwards, with the club's nickname, The Gunners, inscribed alongside it; this crest only lasted until 1925, when the cannon was reversed to point westward and its barrel slimmed down. Next season saw a breakthrough: Arsenal's first competitive European trophy, the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. He would become the club's first ever 'head coach', while also their second ever manager from outside the United Kingdom. The ownership of Arsenal Football Club is considerably different from that of other clubs in English football.It is owned by a parent company, Arsenal Holdings plc, which has relatively few shares which are infrequently traded. [148] Arsenal and Deloitte both list the match day revenue generated by the Emirates Stadium as £100.4m, more than any other football stadium in the world. [76][11] They also hold the record for the longest top flight win streak. In 1933, Herbert Chapman, wanting his players to be more distinctly dressed, updated the kit, adding white sleeves and changing the shade to a brighter pillar box red. 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[107][108] Another film reference to the club's defence comes in the film Plunkett & Macleane, in which two characters are named Dixon and Winterburn after Arsenal's long-serving full backs – the right-sided Lee Dixon and the left-sided Nigel Winterburn. [174], Ivan Gazidis has been the club's Chief executive since 2009. records and statistics § County FAs, List of Arsenal F.C. Part of Elite Clubs National & Regional Leagues (ECNL & ECRL), US Club Soccer, National Premiere League West (NPL), Southern California Developmental League (SCDSL). [205], Arsenal have one of the best top-flight records in history, having finished below fourteenth only seven times. [181][183] - Vinai Venkatesham.