Arsenal is no ordinary name. Having been in existence for three centuries now, the arsenal profile has seen a tremendous change all round and its legacy far exceeds those of its players. The team's reputation may vary seasonally for all the good and bad reasons, but it maintains its position as one of the biggest football clubs in the world.
Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, England. The club plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Arsenal, also known as the Gunners, was the first club from the South of England to join The Football League in 1893.
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Arsenal profile summary
- Team: Arsenal FC
- Full name: Arsenal Football Club
- Country: England
- Nickname: The Gunners
- Founded: 01/10/1886
- Colours: Red-white
- Stadium: Emirates Stadium
- Address: Drayton Park 75, Highbury, N5 1BU London
- Homepage: Arsenal
The notable football club was formed in late 1886 by a gaggle of workers from the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory. They referred to themselves as Dial Square as a reference to the sundial atop the entrance to the factory. The club turned professional in 1891 and joined The Football League two years later.
The Gunners had a change of name a few times before finally sticking to Arsenal. Back then when it was referred to as Royal Arsenal, they had their first FA Cup appearance in 1889/90. They later had a streak of successes until their wins started going down. The team's deterioration led to the dismissal of their then-manager Billy Wright in 1966. The newly appointed manager, Bertie Mee, turned the club’s fortunes around.
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The Gunners have been winning silverware since their time in the 19th century. The club has done well to fill the trophy cabinet with major league trophies. The football squad has won 30 major medals for the League Cup, Premier League/First Division, FA Cup, and European all together. They have also won many other trophies in small league competitions.
The football squad is under the Kroenke Sports and Entertainment company. Stan Kroenke is the owner of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment. He became a shareholder of the club in May 2007. Later on, in 2011, Kroenke became the major shareholder of the Gunners.
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The renowned stadium that is also referred to as the Emirates Stadium for UEFA competitions, is the fourth-largest football stadium in England. It is located in Highbury, England and is the home of the Gunners. The stadium was opened on July 22 in 2006 and has a capacity of 60,704.
Mikel Arteta is the first team-manager of the football club. He was appointed to replace Unai Emery on December 20 2019. Mikel was a former player for the Gunners, having being named captain ahead of the 2014/2015 season at the time. He retired as a professional football player in 2016.
The Gunners' goalkeepers are three: Bernd Leno (1), Matt Macey (33), and Runar Alex Runarsson (13).
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The defenders in the club include Hector Bellerin (2), Kieran Tierney (3), William Saliba (4), Sokratis (5), Rob Holding (16), Shkodran Mustafi (20), Calum Chambers (21), David Luiz (23), Sead Kolasinac (31), and Gabriel Magalhaes (6).
The midfielders in the club include Mesut Ozil (10), Lucas Toreirra (11), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (15), Mohamed Elneny (25), Joseph Willock (28), Matteo Guendouzi (29), Emile Smith Rowe (32), Granit Xhaka (34), Bukayo Saka (7), and Dani Ceballos (8).
The forwards in the club include Alexandre Lacazette (9), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14), Nicolas Pepe (19), Reis Nelson (24), Eddie Nketiah (30), Gabriel Martinelli (35), and Willian (12).
The Arsenal profile maintains its prestigiousness through all its seasons. The club is a worldwide sensation with fans from different backgrounds and age groups. Fans often anticipate Arsenal news with everyone desiring to know the fate of their players. The Gunners continue to be resilient in the field and their positions in the Premier League.
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Among the South African football legends are Lucas Radebe, Doctor Khumalo, Shaun Bartlette, Sibusiso Zuma, and Lucky Lekgwathe. The players pose for photos flaunting their expensive whips. Their football careers richly rewarded them for their talent and unmatchable skills.
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