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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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LiamLiverpool
06/11/2016
VN
242
points

Arsenal nickname is gunner.


LiamLiverpool
06/11/2016 08:14
Vietnam
Burnley FC
242

Arsenal nickname is gunner.

Arsenal Cris
03/11/2016
VN
372
points

Arsenal will win .


Arsenal Cris
03/11/2016 14:55
Vietnam
Hull City AFC
372

Arsenal will win .

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nguyentruong
31/10/2016
VN
42
points

if you guys know some web update frequently football information, you can show that to me. Thank you.


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nguyentruong
31/10/2016 11:01
Vietnam
Arsenal
42

if you guys know some web update frequently football information, you can show that to me. Thank you.

pottertaker
21/10/2016
MX
18
points

C mon gunners!!!


pottertaker
21/10/2016 18:05
Mexico
Arsenal
18

C mon gunners!!!

Nouri
28/08/2016
DZ
6
points

Gnunners are the best team on the premier League . i love all the players but my favourite player is Masoud Ozil . good luck for this season .and i hope that we will bring yacine brahimi from Porto bcz i think he is good and helpful ^^


Nouri
28/08/2016 19:23
Algeria
Arsenal
6

Gnunners are the best team on the premier League . i love all the players but my favourite player is Masoud Ozil . good luck for this season .and i hope that we will bring yacine brahimi from Porto bcz i think he is good and helpful ^^

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Rich
29/08/2016
ES
178
points

Hi Nouri

Welcome to Premier Skills English! We hope you enjoy the website.

Mesut Ozil is a superb player. He played for the first time this season on Saturday and scored a goal. Yacine Brahimi is a fantastic player and would be a great signing for a Premier League club. I've also heard that Islam Slimani might arrive in the Premier League this week from Sporting Lisbon. Do you know him?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
29/08/2016 08:11
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi Nouri

Welcome to Premier Skills English! We hope you enjoy the website.

Mesut Ozil is a superb player. He played for the first time this season on Saturday and scored a goal. Yacine Brahimi is a fantastic player and would be a great signing for a Premier League club. I've also heard that Islam Slimani might arrive in the Premier League this week from Sporting Lisbon. Do you know him?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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kwesimanifest
12/08/2016
GH
3912
points

My 1st time knowing arsenal's motto "Victory through harmony"


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kwesimanifest
12/08/2016 12:43
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

My 1st time knowing arsenal's motto "Victory through harmony"

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kwesimanifest
12/08/2016
GH
3912
points

If arsenal are able to get xhaka in their team its very likely they might perform better and conceed less.


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kwesimanifest
12/08/2016 12:39
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

If arsenal are able to get xhaka in their team its very likely they might perform better and conceed less.

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kwesimanifest
12/08/2016
GH
3912
points

I have a feeling that aresene might stay longer at arsenal


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kwesimanifest
12/08/2016 11:11
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

I have a feeling that aresene might stay longer at arsenal

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kwesimanifest
12/08/2016
GH
3912
points

I think its a fair position for arsenal to finish the league this season given that they haven't shown any signs of purchasing new players to beef up their squad


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kwesimanifest
12/08/2016 11:00
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

I think its a fair position for arsenal to finish the league this season given that they haven't shown any signs of purchasing new players to beef up their squad

sithuhtun
10/08/2016
MM
7
points

I have been loving Arsenal since 2000, over 2 decades. Because of their playing style, attacking, passing, give chance to junior players frequently. And also their Manager Wenger, he is not only a football manager but also a good business man. He can manage well both footballers and financial.
One of my favourite player is Theory Henry, the legend of Gunner. I like his football skill and leadership.
I have so many points to like Arsenal. I believe that I will be always a fan of Gunner even they win a title or not.


sithuhtun
10/08/2016 18:05
Myanmar
Arsenal
7

I have been loving Arsenal since 2000, over 2 decades. Because of their playing style, attacking, passing, give chance to junior players frequently. And also their Manager Wenger, he is not only a football manager but also a good business man. He can manage well both footballers and financial.
One of my favourite player is Theory Henry, the legend of Gunner. I like his football skill and leadership.
I have so many points to like Arsenal. I believe that I will be always a fan of Gunner even they win a title or not.

davilillons
08/08/2016
ES
946
points

I wish good luck for the next season. Come on Gunners!!


davilillons
08/08/2016 19:46
Spain
Arsenal
946

I wish good luck for the next season. Come on Gunners!!

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Ghigo
01/08/2016
IT
962
points

Im not a supporter of Gunners .
Arsenal it's one of the most important clubs of England.
My prediction for this team is 3 th place.


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Ghigo
01/08/2016 13:10
Italy
Liverpool
962

Im not a supporter of Gunners .
Arsenal it's one of the most important clubs of England.
My prediction for this team is 3 th place.

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assemjuve
25/07/2016
PS
3557
points

Yes i do.


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assemjuve
25/07/2016 19:17
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

Yes i do.

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assemjuve
25/07/2016
PS
3557
points

No i am not a fan of Arsenal.


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assemjuve
25/07/2016 19:17
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

No i am not a fan of Arsenal.

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Mostafa Ellafy
20/07/2016
EG
42
points

Arsenal is me best team


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Mostafa Ellafy
20/07/2016 17:14
Egypt
Arsenal
42

Arsenal is me best team

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Rich
20/07/2016
ES
178
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Mostafa!

Jack, who works with me on this website, is an Arsenal fan, too! Do you think Arsenal will have a good season?

Best wishes!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


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Rich
20/07/2016 17:41
Spain
Liverpool
178

Welcome to Premier Skills English Mostafa!

Jack, who works with me on this website, is an Arsenal fan, too! Do you think Arsenal will have a good season?

Best wishes!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

Elite
19/07/2016
NG
33
points

i love Arsenal because is the best club full of entertainment. my favorite football will be ozil .match against liverpool


Elite
19/07/2016 12:35
Nigeria
Arsenal
33

i love Arsenal because is the best club full of entertainment. my favorite football will be ozil .match against liverpool

Elite
18/07/2016
NG
33
points

i am an arsenal fan for real #gunners4life.


Elite
18/07/2016 16:20
Nigeria
Arsenal
33

i am an arsenal fan for real #gunners4life.

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Rich
20/07/2016
ES
178
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Elite!

Do you think Arsenal will be fighting for the Premier League title this season?

Best wishes from sunny Spain!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


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Rich
20/07/2016 17:43
Spain
Liverpool
178

Welcome to Premier Skills English Elite!

Do you think Arsenal will be fighting for the Premier League title this season?

Best wishes from sunny Spain!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
3912
points

Arsenal did well by finishing 2nd


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:23
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

Arsenal did well by finishing 2nd

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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
3912
points

My favourite arsenal player is sanchez


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:21
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

My favourite arsenal player is sanchez

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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
3912
points

I love arsenal because of their style of play


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:20
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

I love arsenal because of their style of play

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
3912
points

I love arsenal because of their style of play


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:20
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

I love arsenal because of their style of play

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kwesimanifest
07/06/2016
GH
3912
points

Am not an arsenal fan but I love their style of play


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kwesimanifest
07/06/2016 08:52
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

Am not an arsenal fan but I love their style of play

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Dilik777
26/05/2016
UZ
24
points

Arsenal is my favourite team In Primer League, because this team plays as FC Barcelona with short passes!


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Dilik777
26/05/2016 09:07
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
24

Arsenal is my favourite team In Primer League, because this team plays as FC Barcelona with short passes!

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Rich
26/05/2016
ES
178
points

Hi Dilik777

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Yes, Arsenal have a great style of play. What do you think will happen to the Gunners next season?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
26/05/2016 09:43
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi Dilik777

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Yes, Arsenal have a great style of play. What do you think will happen to the Gunners next season?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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liobvb09
18/05/2016
UG
16
points

cool


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liobvb09
18/05/2016 08:28
Uganda
Arsenal
16

cool

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Nislija018
17/05/2016
RS
250
points

Arsenal play the best football in premier league!!


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Nislija018
17/05/2016 09:36
Serbia
Arsenal
250

Arsenal play the best football in premier league!!

majid_mtp
08/05/2016
IR
7
points

Arsenal is my second team after PERSEPOLIS CF. to explain my reason i must say that, Arsenal has a brilliant attacking approaches , it makes Arsenal a worth watching and supporting football club. The magnificent management is another reason made the club highly financially successful. Granted, Mesut Ozil is the epitome of a competent assistant with an unique style. Undoubtedly, he is my favorite player. As we all know that, Arsenal began the current season acceptable and continued it really great. Unfortunately, fluctuations put an obstacle in the way of championship within the last weeks. Gunners have experienced the same story during the consecutive last seasons. I concretely believe that, Arsène Wenger should determine a viable and reliable solution for the problem or resign his post as soon as possible.


majid_mtp
08/05/2016 13:11
Iran
Arsenal
7

Arsenal is my second team after PERSEPOLIS CF. to explain my reason i must say that, Arsenal has a brilliant attacking approaches , it makes Arsenal a worth watching and supporting football club. The magnificent management is another reason made the club highly financially successful. Granted, Mesut Ozil is the epitome of a competent assistant with an unique style. Undoubtedly, he is my favorite player. As we all know that, Arsenal began the current season acceptable and continued it really great. Unfortunately, fluctuations put an obstacle in the way of championship within the last weeks. Gunners have experienced the same story during the consecutive last seasons. I concretely believe that, Arsène Wenger should determine a viable and reliable solution for the problem or resign his post as soon as possible.

Bogdan1
11/04/2016
KZ
17
points

I love Arsenal because of my friend from childhood. He is a great fan of this footbal team. He spoke every time about Arsenal FC and I've loved it! My favourite Arsenal player is Per Mertesacker because of his ability for defense. The last Arsenal match I've seen was the match between Arsenal and Manchester City. the final of Super Cup, these time Arsenal won the title. I think this season Arsenal can fight for 2 or 3 place, but not for champions title.


Bogdan1
11/04/2016 15:47
Kazakhstan
Arsenal
17

I love Arsenal because of my friend from childhood. He is a great fan of this footbal team. He spoke every time about Arsenal FC and I've loved it! My favourite Arsenal player is Per Mertesacker because of his ability for defense. The last Arsenal match I've seen was the match between Arsenal and Manchester City. the final of Super Cup, these time Arsenal won the title. I think this season Arsenal can fight for 2 or 3 place, but not for champions title.

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Rich
11/04/2016
ES
178
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Bogdan1

I think you're right. Arsenal will find it difficult to win the title this season but they have a great team and will be fighting at the top next season!

I hope you enjoy our website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
11/04/2016 16:31
Spain
Liverpool
178

Welcome to Premier Skills English Bogdan1

I think you're right. Arsenal will find it difficult to win the title this season but they have a great team and will be fighting at the top next season!

I hope you enjoy our website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

kaysmallz
09/04/2016
NG
112
points

i love arsenal


kaysmallz
09/04/2016 02:53
Nigeria
Arsenal
112

i love arsenal

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assemjuve
06/04/2016
PS
3557
points

I am not a fan of Arsenal,but they must bring another manager in a way that keeps the respect of what Wenger has done through his period coaching Arsenal.


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assemjuve
06/04/2016 18:34
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I am not a fan of Arsenal,but they must bring another manager in a way that keeps the respect of what Wenger has done through his period coaching Arsenal.

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

I still cherish the hope my favourite team can win the PL title.


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:32
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I still cherish the hope my favourite team can win the PL title.

Laczek
14/03/2016
PL
122
points

5/6


Laczek
14/03/2016 16:37
Poland
Manchester City
122

5/6

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HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I am not a fan of Arsenal.


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HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016 03:32
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I am not a fan of Arsenal.

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Marcelo GD
18/02/2016
TN
1
points

I adore arsenal and it's my favorite premier league club. Since my childhood I found myself into Arsenal's obsession. My favorite players are Terry Henry, Van Persie and Özil. I have been rewatching Arsenal vs Barcelona that ended up with a glorious victory 2-1 for 'us' . I have a good faith that we are going to be Champions this year


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Marcelo GD
18/02/2016 22:08
Tunisia
Arsenal
1

I adore arsenal and it's my favorite premier league club. Since my childhood I found myself into Arsenal's obsession. My favorite players are Terry Henry, Van Persie and Özil. I have been rewatching Arsenal vs Barcelona that ended up with a glorious victory 2-1 for 'us' . I have a good faith that we are going to be Champions this year

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Rich
18/02/2016
ES
178
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Marcelo!

Are you looking forward to Arsenal's match against Barcelona next week? What's your prediction?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
18/02/2016 22:37
Spain
Liverpool
178

Welcome to Premier Skills English Marcelo!

Are you looking forward to Arsenal's match against Barcelona next week? What's your prediction?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

nikosonris
23/02/2016
UA
2453
points

The Gunners are going to beat Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium!) Final score: Arsenal 3 - Barcelona 2.


nikosonris
23/02/2016 17:04
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

The Gunners are going to beat Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium!) Final score: Arsenal 3 - Barcelona 2.

nikosonris
07/03/2016
UA
2453
points

I made it wrong(( On the flip side, Arsenal could focus more on the PL!


nikosonris
07/03/2016 12:19
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I made it wrong(( On the flip side, Arsenal could focus more on the PL!

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Nilufer2002
16/02/2016
AZ
42
points

Really!This section is for me!


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Nilufer2002
16/02/2016 11:40
Azerbaijan
Chelsea
42

Really!This section is for me!

nikosonris
16/02/2016
UA
2453
points

What a comeback from Danny Welbeck! The Gunners left it late in the game, but they deserved to win against Leicester.


nikosonris
16/02/2016 07:54
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

What a comeback from Danny Welbeck! The Gunners left it late in the game, but they deserved to win against Leicester.

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davidcusco56
15/02/2016
EC
97
points

gunners


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davidcusco56
15/02/2016 13:00
Ecuador
Arsenal
97

gunners

nikosonris
08/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Well done! Next game against the Foxes is going to be crucial. Who could predict it at the beginning of the season? COYG!


nikosonris
08/02/2016 08:36
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Well done! Next game against the Foxes is going to be crucial. Who could predict it at the beginning of the season? COYG!

nikosonris
03/02/2016
UA
2453
points

So many chances created by my favourite team against Southampton but none of them has converted into a goal(( Lack of luck...But we still believe in you! COYG!


nikosonris
03/02/2016 09:20
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

So many chances created by my favourite team against Southampton but none of them has converted into a goal(( Lack of luck...But we still believe in you! COYG!

nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016
GE
1667
points

arsewnal is the one my favourite


nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016 21:32
Georgia
Chelsea
1667

arsewnal is the one my favourite

Tigrann
31/01/2016
AM
328
points

I think Arsenal has a great chance to win the premier league in this season, as the main competitors like Man City, United and Chelsea look weaker this year


Tigrann
31/01/2016 20:04
Armenia
Southampton
328

I think Arsenal has a great chance to win the premier league in this season, as the main competitors like Man City, United and Chelsea look weaker this year

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Rich
31/01/2016
ES
178
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Tigrann! Arsenal have a real chance this season but it's very tight at the top! I think a number of clubs will be thinking they've got a chance this season.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
31/01/2016 20:11
Spain
Liverpool
178

Welcome to Premier Skills English Tigrann! Arsenal have a real chance this season but it's very tight at the top! I think a number of clubs will be thinking they've got a chance this season.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Genrilon
29/01/2016
UZ
137
points

"Va va voom" by Thierry Henry and The Invincibles!


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Genrilon
29/01/2016 19:52
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
137

"Va va voom" by Thierry Henry and The Invincibles!

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Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1kwesimanifest3912
2assemjuve3557
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2676
6nikosonris2453
7MUGEMANYI2320
8Ahmed Adam Mamado1990
9Abdallah1813
10HakanUslu18811761
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Serbia23427
2Albania21085
3Ukraine19585
4Macedonia19390
5Bosnia and Herzegovina16071
6Kosovo13542
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro8140
10Azerbaijan7844
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United70484
2Arsenal51125
3Liverpool48741
4Chelsea41872
5Manchester City15440
6Leicester City7632
7Tottenham Hotspur4515
8Newcastle United4125
9West Ham United3694
10Watford1647

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