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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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anabda's picture
anabda
25/05/2015
BR
21
points

I love arsenal because henry, he does i love this club
i love the history, but my favorite player is özil, he is so smart. i lovet


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anabda
25/05/2015 02:12
Brazil
West Ham United
21

I love arsenal because henry, he does i love this club
i love the history, but my favorite player is özil, he is so smart. i lovet

kharmxas
20/05/2015
UG
0
points

not bad


kharmxas
20/05/2015 11:02
Uganda
Arsenal
0

not bad

flem_lanky
14/04/2016
AF
7
points

U live in Uganda?


flem_lanky
14/04/2016 12:49
Afghanistan
Arsenal
7

U live in Uganda?

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acmx8
18/05/2015
PE
0
points

easy peasy


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acmx8
18/05/2015 18:51
Peru
Arsenal
0

easy peasy

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neuro11
23/04/2015
BD
0
points

i did it


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neuro11
23/04/2015 11:46
Bangladesh
Arsenal
0

i did it

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Lalmi92
18/04/2015
DZ
0
points

I love Arsenal without reason Ozil is my favourite player


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Lalmi92
18/04/2015 13:43
Algeria
Arsenal
0

I love Arsenal without reason Ozil is my favourite player

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Rich
18/04/2015
ES
178
points

Ozil is a great player! Welcome to Premier Skills English Lalmi92! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
18/04/2015 21:20
Spain
Liverpool
178

Ozil is a great player! Welcome to Premier Skills English Lalmi92! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Lalmi92
18/04/2015
DZ
0
points

It's nice and useful (y)


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Lalmi92
18/04/2015 13:35
Algeria
Arsenal
0

It's nice and useful (y)

mevinmike
21/02/2015
AE
0
points

east or west
arsenal is the best


mevinmike
21/02/2015 16:39
United Arab Emirates
Arsenal
0

east or west
arsenal is the best

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Dienekes92
25/10/2014
ES
0
points

Really I don't love the Arsenal team cause in general I don't like it football game.


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Dienekes92
25/10/2014 20:43
Spain
West Ham United
0

Really I don't love the Arsenal team cause in general I don't like it football game.

mrlotfali
06/10/2014
AE
0
points

Actually Arsenal is the best team as valued for yong player and so far this is A risky job that always Arsene Wenger will accept the risks but i thinck this season Arsenal is enough strong to get some cup or champion , of course every body knows the club mannager is a gentelman and one of the politest coaches in premier league even football world .


mrlotfali
06/10/2014 21:36
United Arab Emirates
Manchester United
0

Actually Arsenal is the best team as valued for yong player and so far this is A risky job that always Arsene Wenger will accept the risks but i thinck this season Arsenal is enough strong to get some cup or champion , of course every body knows the club mannager is a gentelman and one of the politest coaches in premier league even football world .

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Jomartincho
26/08/2014
BR
0
points

Good luck Gunners int this seasson but not so much ha ha.


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Jomartincho
26/08/2014 19:33
Brazil
Tottenham Hotspur
0

Good luck Gunners int this seasson but not so much ha ha.

dmmelo9
10/08/2014
BR
0
points

Hey Guys!

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!!


dmmelo9
10/08/2014 21:59
Brazil
Arsenal
0

Hey Guys!

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!!

Mr.adam.mohamed
14/06/2014
0
points

Arsenal is a top team, but its coach is letting them down. I can predict years of prosperity if AW leaves Arsenal.


Mr.adam.mohamed
14/06/2014 09:30


0

Arsenal is a top team, but its coach is letting them down. I can predict years of prosperity if AW leaves Arsenal.

chikardo
11/06/2014
DZ
0
points

yes i am.
arsenal in my heart til u die.


chikardo
11/06/2014 09:58
Algeria
Arsenal
0

yes i am.
arsenal in my heart til u die.

ahmeddarwish
07/06/2014
EG
0
points

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


ahmeddarwish
07/06/2014 06:29
Egypt
Arsenal
0

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

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