Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal club badge


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, 6 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 2015/16, Arsenal finished 2nd in the Premier League, and qualified for the Champions League for the 19th consecutive season. They also won the FA Cup for the second year in a row, when they beat Aston Villa 4-0 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. ‘The Gunners’ top scorer was French international Olivier Giroud, with 16 goals. With players like Alex Sanchez, Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, and Giroud, Arsenal have a strong attacking team. They also have one of the Premier League's best ever goalkeepers in Petr Cech, but it might be the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany that gets them challenging at the top of the table this season. Arsenal have had difficulties in defensive midfield for a few seasons and maybe Xhaka, a Swiss international, will help in the middle of the pitch.

Prediction 2016/17: 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.

Are you an Arsenal fan?

This section is for you!
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.
Do you agree with our prediction for Arsenal this season?


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ahmeddarwish Sat, 07/06/2014 - 06:29

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

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chikardo Wed, 11/06/2014 - 09:58

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

Mr.adam.mohamed Sat, 14/06/2014 - 09:30

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

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dmmelo9 Sun, 10/08/2014 - 21:59

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!!

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Jomartincho Tue, 26/08/2014 - 19:33

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

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mrlotfali Mon, 06/10/2014 - 21:36

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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Dienekes92 Sat, 25/10/2014 - 20:43

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

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mevinmike Sat, 21/02/2015 - 16:39

east or west
arsenal is the best

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Lalmi92 Sat, 18/04/2015 - 13:35

It's nice and useful (y)

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Lalmi92 Sat, 18/04/2015 - 13:43

I love Arsenal without reason Ozil is my favourite player

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Rich Sat, 18/04/2015 - 21:20

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

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neuro11 Thu, 23/04/2015 - 11:46

i did it

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acmx8 Mon, 18/05/2015 - 18:51

easy peasy

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kharmxas Wed, 20/05/2015 - 11:02

not bad

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flem_lanky Thu, 14/04/2016 - 12:49

U live in Uganda?

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anabda Mon, 25/05/2015 - 02:12

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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Deez nuts Tue, 26/05/2015 - 12:16


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Soheib Sat, 20/06/2015 - 13:45

Very useful

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Soheib Sat, 20/06/2015 - 13:50

I love Arsenal because all my favourite player are there, the match I've seen is with liverpool I guess Arsenal will win premier league.

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Nan Mon, 27/07/2015 - 09:12

I didn't know the most of Arsenal.There're a lot Arsenal's fans around the world !!

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Rema Wed, 05/08/2015 - 17:25

What is the meaning of this phrase: "purist approach"?

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Rich Thu, 06/08/2015 - 16:28

This phrase is used to describe one style of football a manager uses. Arsene Wenger at Arsenal is often described to follow a 'purist approach' as he believes in an attacking, passing game that is played on the ground. Also, he doesn't change his style depending on the opposition. Other famous manager such as Jose Mourinho take a more 'pragmatist approach' which means they often change their style of play and tactics, according to the opposition.

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Aymenbl_96 Sun, 16/08/2015 - 00:42

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

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chriswar Sun, 13/09/2015 - 22:39

Arsenal isn't my absolutely favouririte. I like MU, MC, Everton, Chelsea too.

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Jack Thu, 17/09/2015 - 15:24

Good luck this weekend!

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Jack Thu, 17/09/2015 - 15:28

I want to get an award, please!

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elghoul Wed, 23/09/2015 - 14:52

Arsenal will be in the three first places this year

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Soheibo Thu, 24/09/2015 - 15:11

arsenal my love <3

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Salloum Fri, 02/10/2015 - 20:50

I think the Admin here support the Ganners , Good luck this season but I want from the Admin to specify an article talking about the continues fight between Jouse Morinho (Chelsea's manager) and Arsen Wenger .thanks

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Sir_Mahdi24 Fri, 09/10/2015 - 21:34

I love Arsenal because of their playing style...
Firstly my favourite player is still Henry, after him I like Ozil...

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boyane Wed, 14/10/2015 - 17:20

I love Ozil

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zuxo Thu, 15/10/2015 - 09:37

i think that arsenal will win this season its one of the best team of europe with amazing players

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Magellan777 Wed, 21/10/2015 - 13:12

My favourite Arsenal player is O'zil. He scored important goal against Munchen yesterday. Go O'zil !!!

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Magellan777 Wed, 21/10/2015 - 13:30

Unbelievable. Bayern suffer their first defeat of the season after two second-half goals from Giroud and Özil.

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Rich Wed, 21/10/2015 - 14:21

Hi Magellan and welcome to Premier Skills English!
It was a great result for Arsenal against Bayern. Do you think they will qualify for the next round?
Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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aragorn1986 Fri, 23/10/2015 - 17:56

I follow this team since I was a little boy. I was inspired by Ian Wright and Nigel Winterburn. Later, I witnessed the invincibles season with Henry, Ljungberg, Vieira and Pires. Days of glory!! Now I'm waiting for another amazing season. With Sanchez and Theo everything's possible. Only, it was way better atmosphere while playing on Highburry. I realy miss that time. I live for this team. COYG!!!

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Rich Fri, 23/10/2015 - 21:23

Ian Wright was amazing! I remember when he played for Palace, he nearly won them the cup against Manchester Utd and helped Palace up to third in the first division!

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006000 Fri, 30/10/2015 - 14:04

I like Arsenal because they have Cech

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Rich Fri, 30/10/2015 - 20:14

Thanks for your comment and welcome to Premier Skills English! Cech is a great goalkeeper. Did you know that he played the drums really well? We've got a video lesson with Peter Cech if you want to check it out Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Abdallah Thu, 05/11/2015 - 02:45

Good game , hope see you always lose

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kaysmallz Sat, 07/11/2015 - 19:41

Gunners for life

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SalvaGH Tue, 10/11/2015 - 22:22

I think they have a solid chance of winning the title this season and if there's no major injuries, they will fight until the end.

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Sadulla Tue, 17/11/2015 - 17:01

In my point of view Arsenal is the team where new premiers stars produced and I know that their academy is one of the strongest one in Europe.

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Sadulla Tue, 17/11/2015 - 17:01

In my point of view Arsenal is the team where new premiers stars produced and I know that their academy is one of the strongest one in Europe.

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MUGEMANYI Thu, 19/11/2015 - 18:39

The only team that brings happiness to me.

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nikosonris Wed, 25/11/2015 - 08:57

I couldn't agree more! This season league trophy stripes are going to be decorated in red and white colours of Arsenal. COYG!

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crazyboy Sat, 28/11/2015 - 18:26

I like Arsenal because has a sense of playing different from all others teams. Even they are not ready to win a title and the situation on Champions League stage is not the best still their game give me impressions. Arsenal has the best striker on Premier like Giroud, Sanchez, Chamberlein or Walcott and I can't make separation but can say that walcott is my favourite player because play well and is talented
I have seen last years against Bayern Munchen.
For this year my prediction is for a runner-up on Premier League but not on the top 16 teams on Champions League

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tokomoney Mon, 30/11/2015 - 17:08

i,m not "THE GUNNERS" fans, but i like "Arsenal's" play stile : ))

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nikosonris Fri, 04/12/2015 - 10:16

You are absolutely right, Tokomoney, it's the Gunners style of playing that attracts so many fans across the globe.


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