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Arsenal

Arsenal

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Arsenal is one of the most popular teams in English football and one of the most successful football teams in English football history. Arsenal's nickname is 'the Gunners' and their club badge has a cannon on it. An 'arsenal' is a place where guns and weapons are stored. Arsenal football club was founded in 1886 by workers from the Royal Arsenal in London which is where the club's name and nickname come from. 

Arsenal play in the Emirates Stadium in London. The Emirates Stadium is one of the biggest in the Premier League with a capacity of 60,335 and on a match day, the seats sell out!

A young fan shows off his scarf.

Arsenal wear red shirts and white shorts and socks when they are at home. Their away kit is yellow and dark grey. 

Arsenal have won League titles, FA Cups, League Cups and European trophies. Since the start of the Premier League, Arsenal have won titles in 1998, 2002 and 2004. Only Manchester United and Liverpool have won more league titles than Arsenal. They also reached a Champions League final, but lost 2-1 against Barcelona, in 2006. Arsenal have played in the top division, without relegation, for longer than any other team. Arsenal are also the only team to play a full Premier League season without losing (2003-04), and are only the second team to play a full season without defeat in the history of top division, English football (the other team was Preston in 1888-89!)

Arsene Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996 and now that Alex Ferguson has retired is the longest-serving manager in the Premier League.

Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger

Wenger has won 3 Premier League titles, 7 FA Cups and reached 2 European finals with Arsenal. Many people see Arsene Wenger’s teams as having a purist approach with an emphasis on attack and teams that always try to entertain. In March 2014, Wenger took charge of his 1000th game with Arsenal, only Ferguson has managed more Premier League games.

"I don’t look at the passport of people but at their quality and their attitude." Arsene Wenger

Although Arsenal’s home games at the Emirates Stadium sell out, only a tiny proportion of Arsenal supporters ever go to an Arsenal game. This is because the club has about 27 million fans around the world. There are supporters groups everywhere from Liberia to Hong Kong.

Mohamed Elneny plays in midfield for Arsenal.

In 2016/17, Arsenal finished 5th in the Premier League, which meant they failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. However, they beat Chelsea 2-1  in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. It was Arsenal's third FA Cup win in four years and have now won the competition a record 13 times. The Gunners’ top scorer was Chile international Alexis Sanchez, with 30 goals in all competitions. With players like Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck, and Arsenal's new record signing, Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal have a strong attacking team. They also have one of the Premier League's best ever goalkeepers in Petr Cech and the French national captain, Laurent Koscielny at the back. Arsenal will be challenging for the top four and possibly the title this season and, as always, will be an enjoyable team to watch. 

Prediction 2017/18: 6th

Key player: Alexis Sanchez

Did you know....?

At the end of the 2003-04 season, Arsenal became known as, ‘The Invincibles’ because they hadn't lost a single game!

Learn about Arsenal

The following activities will help you learn about Arsenal football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Arsenal's manager, top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

Mesut Ozil is a key player for Arsenal.

Victoria Concordia Crescit

This is Arsenal's motto. It means victory through harmony. 

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Gunners?


Activity 2: In this activity, there is a video guide to Arsenal. Watch the Arsenal club video and learn more about ‘The Gunners’. See how much you understand by trying the activities that are after the video. The video is a little difficult to understand and is for intermediate learners and above.
Watch the video guide to Arsenal.

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Tell us why you love Arsenal, tell us about your favourite Arsenal player, tell us about a match that you have seen, tell us your predictions for this season.
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Ergan's picture
Ergan
30/07/2017
MN
1
points

Arsenal will win CL and PL title this season #COYG 


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Ergan
30/07/2017 06:45
Mongolia
Arsenal
1

Arsenal will win CL and PL title this season #COYG 

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Josep-Barça
16/07/2017
ES
7
points

Hello. I'm a FCBarcelona supporter but Arsenal is my favourite team of Premier League. I love Arsene Wenger style.


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Josep-Barça
16/07/2017 10:39
Spain
Arsenal
7

Hello. I'm a FCBarcelona supporter but Arsenal is my favourite team of Premier League. I love Arsene Wenger style.

Vlad Bogdan Garba
09/07/2017
GB
2
points

victory through harmony...I love this motto. My favourite player is Mesut Ozil. If Gunners keep this team , they have a great opportunity to win Premier League this year.


Vlad Bogdan Garba
09/07/2017 10:03
United Kingdom
Arsenal
2

victory through harmony...I love this motto. My favourite player is Mesut Ozil. If Gunners keep this team , they have a great opportunity to win Premier League this year.

anhduongspurs
01/05/2017
VN
319
points

Arsenal ' s woman team is good,
But Arsenal ' s man team is bad .


anhduongspurs
01/05/2017 13:40
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
319

Arsenal ' s woman team is good,
But Arsenal ' s man team is bad .

anhduongspurs
01/05/2017
VN
319
points

I think Arsenal has lots of handsome football players .


anhduongspurs
01/05/2017 13:39
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
319

I think Arsenal has lots of handsome football players .

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haydi
29/04/2017
TN
3189
points

This text is an excellent practice for scanning skill.
I like what Arsene Wenger has said: "I don’t look at the passport of people but at their quality and their attitude." I want to add : and their skills. :)


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haydi
29/04/2017 22:52
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

This text is an excellent practice for scanning skill.
I like what Arsene Wenger has said: "I don’t look at the passport of people but at their quality and their attitude." I want to add : and their skills. :)

daki439
23/02/2017
RS
112
points

I think Arsenal is the BLACK HORSE of the Premier League.


daki439
23/02/2017 22:49
Serbia
Chelsea
112

I think Arsenal is the BLACK HORSE of the Premier League.

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haydi
30/04/2017
TN
3189
points

Hi daki, we say "a dark horse" not black! ;)


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haydi
30/04/2017 13:08
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Hi daki, we say "a dark horse" not black! ;)

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Mehmed92
28/01/2017
BA
113
points

Arsenal is good club.


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Mehmed92
28/01/2017 21:13
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

Arsenal is good club.

Ren4ik
28/01/2017
KZ
17
points

Gunners


Ren4ik
28/01/2017 15:49
Kazakhstan
Liverpool
17

Gunners

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Talapker
28/01/2017
KZ
205
points

Arsenal is one of the best football teams, but gunners rather prefer sympathetic than brutal football


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Talapker
28/01/2017 08:05
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
205

Arsenal is one of the best football teams, but gunners rather prefer sympathetic than brutal football

Liki's picture
Liki
28/01/2017
AL
1
points

Arsenal is winers


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Liki
28/01/2017 06:31
Albania
Arsenal
1

Arsenal is winers

Meti1989
26/01/2017
AL
14
points

I love Arsenal


Meti1989
26/01/2017 19:29
Albania
Arsenal
14

I love Arsenal

Christi Sh.
26/01/2017
AM
22
points

The first time when I sew match of Arsenal , I am love in this. Arsenal is my love, life, everything. I like all Arsenal players, but my favourite is Rosicky, which now don't play in Arsenal. My favourite match was Arsenal - Hull Sity (3-2).... I think this season we are second place. Thank you. sorry for my English.


Christi Sh.
26/01/2017 12:18
Armenia
Arsenal
22

The first time when I sew match of Arsenal , I am love in this. Arsenal is my love, life, everything. I like all Arsenal players, but my favourite is Rosicky, which now don't play in Arsenal. My favourite match was Arsenal - Hull Sity (3-2).... I think this season we are second place. Thank you. sorry for my English.

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Rich
26/01/2017
ES
178
points

Hi Christi Sh.

Thanks for your message. Rosicky was a great player for Arsenal. Jack, my colleague on Premier Skills English, is an Arsenal fan. You should ask him what his favourite Arsenal match is. Don't worry about your English, we are here to help with that. Try our weekly podcast and we have lots of comments on these pages every week and we offer to help you with your English, too. Take a look: http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/podcasts

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
26/01/2017 12:23
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi Christi Sh.

Thanks for your message. Rosicky was a great player for Arsenal. Jack, my colleague on Premier Skills English, is an Arsenal fan. You should ask him what his favourite Arsenal match is. Don't worry about your English, we are here to help with that. Try our weekly podcast and we have lots of comments on these pages every week and we offer to help you with your English, too. Take a look: http://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listen/podcasts

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Aleksandar05
26/01/2017
RS
18
points

Best player in season 2015/16 for me is Mesut Ozil


Aleksandar05
26/01/2017 09:41
Serbia
Manchester City
18

Best player in season 2015/16 for me is Mesut Ozil

Rich's picture
Rich
26/01/2017
ES
178
points

Hi Aleksandar05!

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Ozil is a very good player but I think Alexis Sanchez is playing better this season. What do you think?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
26/01/2017 09:46
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi Aleksandar05!

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Ozil is a very good player but I think Alexis Sanchez is playing better this season. What do you think?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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bac_ho1
26/01/2017
GE
93
points

Arsenal is the best


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bac_ho1
26/01/2017 09:14
Georgia
Arsenal
93

Arsenal is the best

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dorjan.ujka
25/01/2017
AL
314
points

arsenallllll granit xhaka albania


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dorjan.ujka
25/01/2017 14:24
Albania
Tottenham Hotspur
314

arsenallllll granit xhaka albania

coN3
25/01/2017
BA
61
points

Arsenal is nice team


coN3
25/01/2017 13:02
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
61

Arsenal is nice team

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Malbasic
25/01/2017
BA
15
points

yes


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Malbasic
25/01/2017 09:23
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
15

yes

erosima
24/01/2017
AZ
6
points

only forever on everywhere Arsenal The gunners !!


erosima
24/01/2017 15:38
Azerbaijan
Arsenal
6

only forever on everywhere Arsenal The gunners !!

TaBa16
18/12/2016
GE
35
points

of course, Arsenal is very strong team


TaBa16
18/12/2016 18:57
Georgia
Arsenal
35

of course, Arsenal is very strong team

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Coutinho
17/12/2016
BA
32
points

The Gunner


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Coutinho
17/12/2016 19:01
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
32

The Gunner

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NesaMC
17/12/2016
RS
9
points

Yes, I am


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NesaMC
17/12/2016 17:39
Serbia
Arsenal
9

Yes, I am

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SKoshen11
17/12/2016
KZ
80
points

Too pessimistic prediction, imo. Arsenal will be second (after Chelsea, of course) this year


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SKoshen11
17/12/2016 14:45
Kazakhstan
Chelsea
80

Too pessimistic prediction, imo. Arsenal will be second (after Chelsea, of course) this year

Shahhuseynli
17/12/2016
AZ
16
points

I do love Arsenal without reason.My favourite player is Ozil


Shahhuseynli
17/12/2016 08:20
Azerbaijan
Arsenal
16

I do love Arsenal without reason.My favourite player is Ozil

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mchedlo10
17/12/2016
GE
12
points

yes, i love arsenal, arsenal is my favorite club <3


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mchedlo10
17/12/2016 00:31
Georgia
Arsenal
12

yes, i love arsenal, arsenal is my favorite club <3

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markoni
16/12/2016
RS
6
points

this season is a very difficult.. but i hope that the arsenal in the further course of the championship shine and give my best..


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markoni
16/12/2016 18:59
Serbia
Arsenal
6

this season is a very difficult.. but i hope that the arsenal in the further course of the championship shine and give my best..

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Rich
16/12/2016
ES
178
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English, Markoni!

Arsenal are looking like they will challenge for the title this season with City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Olivier Giroud is a great player but is on the bench a lot this season. Arsene Wenger seems to prefer to play Alexis Sanchez as the main striker.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
16/12/2016 20:16
Spain
Liverpool
178

Welcome to Premier Skills English, Markoni!

Arsenal are looking like they will challenge for the title this season with City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Olivier Giroud is a great player but is on the bench a lot this season. Arsene Wenger seems to prefer to play Alexis Sanchez as the main striker.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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markoni
16/12/2016
RS
6
points

i love arsenal , because their gameis different from other teams.. my favorite player is olivie giroud.. he is the best striker for me.. :)


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markoni
16/12/2016 18:53
Serbia
Arsenal
6

i love arsenal , because their gameis different from other teams.. my favorite player is olivie giroud.. he is the best striker for me.. :)

pretador
16/12/2016
GE
16
points

arsenal till i die!


pretador
16/12/2016 05:38
Georgia
Arsenal
16

arsenal till i die!

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Riad
15/12/2016
XK
42
points

:P


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Riad
15/12/2016 22:35
Kosovo
Arsenal
42

:P

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Klinti
15/12/2016
AL
7
points

Yes , i am i love Arsenal . It is my favourite team .


Klinti's picture
Klinti
15/12/2016 19:35
Albania
Arsenal
7

Yes , i am i love Arsenal . It is my favourite team .

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hichamelrey
08/12/2016
DZ
33
points

arsenal is the club where young players started theirs careers,like thierry henry,fabregas.....but arsenal's fans want to win the priemer league and why not the champions league.


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hichamelrey
08/12/2016 22:58
Algeria
Liverpool
33

arsenal is the club where young players started theirs careers,like thierry henry,fabregas.....but arsenal's fans want to win the priemer league and why not the champions league.

Cepesh16
04/12/2016
UA
18
points

I think Arsenal don't have strong team, but I still trust in club and want first place!)


Cepesh16
04/12/2016 22:56
Ukraine
Arsenal
18

I think Arsenal don't have strong team, but I still trust in club and want first place!)

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Geoscouser
21/11/2016
GE
310
points

nice quiz


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Geoscouser
21/11/2016 01:23
Georgia
Liverpool
310

nice quiz

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BrainDribler
17/11/2016
RS
26
points

Thats wright :D


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BrainDribler
17/11/2016 17:46
Serbia
Liverpool
26

Thats wright :D

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BrainDribler
17/11/2016
RS
26
points

Thats wright :D


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BrainDribler
17/11/2016 17:41
Serbia
Liverpool
26

Thats wright :D

Kolarov
17/11/2016
RS
44
points

Arsenal- Master of disaster. :-)


Kolarov
17/11/2016 11:16
Serbia
Arsenal
44

Arsenal- Master of disaster. :-)

KUSHTRIM1989
16/11/2016
AL
13
points

I think Arsenal a team very organized and traditional. My favorite player is Ozil. I am sure Arsenal will be the next champion of Premier League!!


KUSHTRIM1989
16/11/2016 23:19
Albania
Arsenal
13

I think Arsenal a team very organized and traditional. My favorite player is Ozil. I am sure Arsenal will be the next champion of Premier League!!

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sensash
16/11/2016
UA
57
points

ozil the best


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sensash
16/11/2016 15:24
Ukraine
Manchester United
57

ozil the best

dime_kom
16/11/2016
MK
17
points

becouse arsenal is the best club


dime_kom
16/11/2016 14:03
Macedonia
Arsenal
17

becouse arsenal is the best club

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fcaaw125
16/11/2016
GE
15
points

i watch in TV my first football match in 2000 19 march Arselan 2-1 tottenham, this game will be in my mind all my life, in this day I love Arsenal and Henry!!!! I'm arsenal fun 16 years and will be it till i die!!!!!! Now my favourite player is Olivier Giroud!!!


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fcaaw125
16/11/2016 08:53
Georgia
Arsenal
15

i watch in TV my first football match in 2000 19 march Arselan 2-1 tottenham, this game will be in my mind all my life, in this day I love Arsenal and Henry!!!! I'm arsenal fun 16 years and will be it till i die!!!!!! Now my favourite player is Olivier Giroud!!!

sale22
16/11/2016
RS
1
points

omg


sale22
16/11/2016 08:28
Serbia
Burnley FC
1

omg

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Alberto89
16/11/2016
MK
48
points

the best team ever....


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Alberto89
16/11/2016 01:34
Macedonia
Arsenal
48

the best team ever....

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Ati vrekaj
15/11/2016
AL
2
points

Yeeeaaaa


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Ati vrekaj
15/11/2016 18:37
Albania
Arsenal
2

Yeeeaaaa

niku cela
14/11/2016
AL
6
points

arsenal is a big team and i love her


niku cela
14/11/2016 17:46
Albania
Arsenal
6

arsenal is a big team and i love her

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Rich
14/11/2016
ES
178
points

Thanks Niku Cela! Welcome to Premier Skills English. Do you think Arsenal can win the Premier League this season?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
14/11/2016 22:12
Spain
Liverpool
178

Thanks Niku Cela! Welcome to Premier Skills English. Do you think Arsenal can win the Premier League this season?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Hi
13/11/2016
GH
42
points

I am the best


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Hi
13/11/2016 12:28
Ghana
Arsenal
42

I am the best

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