A Brief History of Arsenal FC

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Arsenal FC is one of the most rooted football clubs of England. Not only they are old but also they are known to be one of the most successful clubs in the football history. They were called Dial Square when they were first founded in 1886. Soon after they were renamed as Royal Arsenal and finally they got their current name as Arsenal FC. The team became professional in 1891 and joined the football league of England in 1893. Their home ground is known as Emirates Stadium. Arsenal won 13 First Division and Premier League titles in their history. The chairman of Arsenal football club is Peter Hill-Wood, and their manager is Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal has millions of supporters around the world, and they are called as “The Gunners” by their supporters. They are the second club in the Premier League that has attended the most number of matches. Arsenal is known to be the second most valuable football club in the world. They are also the originator of some of the very famous players like Thierry Henry, Ashley Cole, Patrick Vieira and William Gallas. Arsenal FC plays charity matches as well, and they performed a special charity program in 1985 by playing several matches for social welfare agencies.

Finally, let me give you some statistics about Arsenal. 2004 was one of their best seasons as they won 49 matches in that season. Their best goalkeeper is David Seaman who also holds the appearance record of 563 matches. Thierry Henry, played from 1999 to 2007, is their top scorer with 226 goals in total. The youngest first-team player is Cesc Fabregas at the age of 16 years. And Ted Drake is the player holding the record for the most goals in a season by 44 goals in 1934-1935.

I tried to give you some brief information about Arsenal FC history in this article. I hope you liked it.

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