Arsenal is one of the most successful clubs in the history of English Football. Nicknamed the ‘Gunners’, the club was founded as Dial Square in 1886. Originally situated in the South of London, they traversed north in 1913 to Highbury, thus giving rise to their famous rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur. In 2006, Arsenal left Highbury to make the Emirates Stadium, situated at Holloway London their new base.
Having won a total of 13 First Division and Premier League titles, Arsenal rank 3rd on the list of most prolific teams in the English top-flight. Apart from the league, they have also won the FA Cup a record 13 times with the most recent success coming against Chelsea in 2016.
The Gunners also have several enviable records to their name. In 2003-04, they went the entire season unbeaten with their squad being nicknamed the ‘Invincibles’. Additionally, their undefeated run of 49 games through 2003 and 2004 hasn’t been rivalled. Arsenal has also been relegated only once from the top-flight and their streak of remaining among England’s elite is the longest.
Arsenal has had numerous top-drawer players over the years with the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera, Cesc Fabregas, Tony Adams and Ian Wright carving a niche for themselves. Currently, the Gunners’ biggest stars are Mesut Ozil, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny. The club is managed by Unai Emery who was installed at the helm in 2018 after Arsene Wenger hung up his boots in May last year.