Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal or The Gunners) is a British professional club based in North London area, London. The club currently plays in the Premiership.

Full name: Arsenal Football Club
Nickname: The Gunners
Founded: 1886 by the name of Dial Square
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
(Capacity: 60,355)
Chairman: Peter Hill-Wood
Manager: Arsène Wenger
League: English Premier League
2009-10 ranked 3rd in the English Premier League

History club

Era 1886-1980

Woolwich Arsenal was established in the region, the southeastern city of London in 1886 with the name of Dial Square, then quickly changed the name to Royal Arsenal. In 1891 their name changed to Woolwich Arsenal. In 1913, the club moved to the north, precisely in the area and build Highbury Highbury Stadium, which became their new headquarters. When moving the location of this, their first name club, namely Woolwich Arsenal removed so only the name remains. Also because of Arsenal's stadium location close to the headquarters of Tottenham Hotspur, would not be surprised if the match Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur called "North London derby" and is one of the hottest in the London derby.

Arsenal triumph in England persepak bolaan first initiated by the coach Herbert Chapman who train in the span of years 1925-35 and managed to win several British domestic competition (the FA Cup, Premiership title, and the Charity Shield) as well as dominate it and make Arsenal as the most dominant force in England at that time. In the 1940s-1960s range, Arsenal can only add a little collection of domestic titles. In the early 1970s, Arsenal had the best performance of Arsenal in Europe the first time that happened in season 1969-70, in the event the Fairs Cup (forerunner of the UEFA Cup). Arsenal won the first and last well in the Champions Fairs Cup (Fairs Cup, UEFA Cup replaced since the 1971-72 season) after defeating the club RSC Anderlecht 4-3 on aggregate (with a system of home and away) At that time, the club coached by Bertie Mee. Throughout the 1980s, Arsenal managed to add a collection of Arsenal with several domestic titles, but not with the degree of European competition.

Era 1990-present

In 1991, Arsenal won with Tottenham in the Community Shield after a 0-0 draw result of the position (at the time, if the position of the series so both teams are considered winners.) Fasting Arsenal will be the title of European competition finally disappeared after the 1993-94 season, the hands of coach George Graham, Arsenal again arena champions in Europe, precisely in the Champions Cup Winners Cup after beating club Parma FC by a score of 1-0. In the next season, Arsenal returned successfully to the final at the same event, but this time they were defeated by Real Zaragoza with a score of 2-1.

The arrival of coach Arsène Wenger to Arsenal in 1996 managed to make Arsenal return victorious and managed to destroy the dominance of Manchester United in the Premiership at the time. Arsenal were brought successfully into the runner-up in the UEFA Cup in 2000 after fighting Galatasaray 4-1 on penalties after a draw position. In the 2003-04 season until the beginning of the 2004-05 season, Arsenal managed to score a record 49 matches unbeaten and broke the record of Nottingham Forest FC (42 times) which is the longest unbeaten record in British football history. In the 2005-06 season, Arsenal again won achievements in the European arena by becoming a finalist in the Champions League after losing to FC Barcelona 2-1 at the Stade de France, Paris.

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger in the future have a good policy in coaching young players who had not qualified or qualified but lesser-known players into players capable of showing telenta-incredible talent as well as coveted top European clubs. In addition, Arsenal have a policy of giving contracts to players who have aged 30 years and above, ie not more than one season.

Since its inception, Arsenal stadium moved a few times. Starting from wearing a named field in Woolwich Manor Ground, then moved to North London, at the same time and used to build Highbury Stadium was first used in 1913. Arsenal's stadium was used until the 2005/06 season (or aged less than 93 years). Last game that was held at Highbury Stadium is the Premier League, namely Arsenal vs. Wigan Athletic which was won by Arsenal, with a score of 4-2 with three goals from Thierry Henry. The stadium was replaced, due to its capacity stadium is too small compared to other clubs such as Chelsea FC.

Since July 2006 until now, the club has occupied its new headquarters, the Emirates Stadium with a capacity of 60,500 seats and is located at Ashburton Grove and dedication as well as the first match of the Emirates Stadium which is held by the holding of a friendly match between Arsenal players with Dutch legend to farewell Dennis Bergkamp, ​​a former Arsenal striker.

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