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The Club

Established: 1886

Names:
Dial Square (1886-1886)
Royal Arsenal (1886-1891)
Woolwich Arsenal (1891-1914)
Arsenal (from 1914)

Managers:

Sam Hollis – 1894 – 1897
Thomas Brown Mitchell – 1897 – 1898
George Elcoat – 1898 – 1899
Harry Bradshaw – 1899 – 1904
Phil Kelso – 1904 – 1908
George Morrell – 1908 – 1915
Leslie Knighton – 1919 – 1925
Herbert Chapman – 1925 – 1934
George Allison – 1934 – 1947
Tom Whittaker – 1947 – 1956
Jack Crayston – 1956 – 1958
George Swindin – 1958 – 1962
Billy Wright – 1962 – 1966
Bertie Mee – 1966 – 1976
Terry Neill – 1976 – 1983
Don Howe – 1984 – 1986
George Graham – 1986 – 1995
Bruce Rioch – 1995 – 1996
Arsène Wenger – 1996 – Present

League Champions:
13 times: 1930/31, 1932/33, 1933/34, 1934/35, 1937/38, 1947/48, 1952/53, 1970/71, 1988/89, 1990/91, 1997/98, 2001/02 & 2003/04

Charity Shield Winners:
11 times: 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1998, 1999, 2002 & 2004

FA Cup Winners:
10 times: 1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003 & 2005

League Cup Winners:
2 times: 1987 & 1993

European Honours:

1970 – European Fairs Cup
1994 – Cup Winners’ Cup
2006 – Champions League Runners-Up

Emirates Cup Winners:
2007 – Arsenal (Game 1, Game 2)
2008 – Hamburg (Game 1, Game 2)
2009 – Arsenal (Game 1, Game 2)
2010 – Arsenal (Game 1, Game 2)

Club Records:
Most Appearances: David O’Leary – 722
Youngest Player: Francesc Fabregas – 16 yrs 177 days
Oldest Player: Jock Rutherford – 41 years 159 days

Highest Highbury Attendance: v Sunderland, 09/03/1935 – 73,295
Highest Wembley Attendance: v RC Lens, 25/11/1998 – 73,707
Highest Ashburton Grove Attendance: v Man United, 03/11/2007 – 60,161
Lowest Highbury Attendance: v Leeds United, 05/05/1966 – 4,554
Lowest Wembley Attendance: v AIK Solna, 22/09/1999 – 71,227
Lowest Ashburton Grove Attendance: v Tottenham, 09/01/2008 – 53,136

Top Goalscorer: Thierry Henry – 228
Most Goals in 1 Season: Ted Drake, 1934/35 – 44
Most Goals in 1 Game: Ted Drake (Aston Villa 1-7 Arsenal), 14/12/1935 – 7
Fastest Goal: Gilberto Silva, PSV 0-4 Arsenal, 25/09/2002 – 20.07 seconds
Youngest Goalscorer: Francesc Fabregas – 17 years 113 days
Biggest Win: Loughborough Town, 12/03/1900 & Ashford United 14/10/1893 – 12-0
Biggest Defeat: Loughborough Town, 12/12/1896 – 0-8
Highest Scoring Draw: Leicester City 21/04/1930 – 4-4

Most Consecutive Wins: 14
Most Consecutive Defeats: 8
Most Consecutive Draws: 6
Consecutive Unbeaten Games In All Competitions: 28
Consecutive Unbeaten Games In The League: 49

Firsts:
First Match: Dial Square 6-0 Eastern Wanderers, 11/12/1886
First Premiership Match: Arsenal 2-4 Norwich City, 15/08/1992
First FA Cup Match: Woolwich 12-0 Ashford United, 14/10/1893
First Match at Highbury: Woolwich Arsenal 2-1 Leicester Fosse, 06/09/1913
First Goal at Highbury: Benfield (Leicester), Woolwich Arsenal 2-1 Leicester Fosse, 06/09/1913
First Arsenal Goal at Highbury: George Jobey, Woolwich Arsenal 2-1 Leicester Fosse, 06/09/1913
First Match at Ashburton Grove: Arsenal 2-1 Ajax, 22/07/2006
First Premiership Match at Ashburton Grove: Arsenal 1-1 Aston Villa, 19/08/2006
First Goal at Ashburton Grove: Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Arsenal 2-1 Ajax, 22/07/2006
First Arsenal Goal at Ashburton Grove: Thierry Henry, Arsenal 2-1 Ajax, 22/07/2006

Lasts:
Last Match at Highbury: Arsenal 4-2 Wigan, 07/05/2006, Barclays Premiership
Last Goal at Highbury: Thierry Henry (pen.), Arsenal 4-2 Wigan, 07/05/2006

Comments»

1. Russell Tickner - 13 July, 2006

Between Billy Wright and Terry Neill we had a certain Bertie Mee as manager.Having taken us to our first European trophy in 1970 and our first double in 1971 i do believe he deserves a mention!!

2. RW - 13 July, 2006

You should have a few lasts on there.

Last match at Highbury, last goal at Highbury, last captain at Highbury, etc.

3. Phonics - 17 July, 2006

Biggest Defeat: Loughborough Town, 12/12/1896 – 0-8
Biggest Win: Loughborough Town, 12/03/1900 12-0

It’s good to know we got our revenge on the bastards :D

4. jc1989 - 21 September, 2006

Ted Drake scored all seven against aston villa

5. lasagnechef - 21 September, 2006

cheers for that JC, I read the wrong one.

6. Ljungbergirl - 10 October, 2006

I adore the Arsenal!

great site, congratulations =)

7. luvly ljungbers n sexy cesc - 19 December, 2006

adore arsenal n no1 cud diss em, omg sum reyt fit players!! me n mi m8 jodie think there class! luv yaz amy xxx xxx

8. David A Biggs - 7 January, 2007

I saw my first game at Highburywith my father at the age of 7 in 1948, and have been a gooner for life through the good and bad times too.

Seeing many of the old stars and those that should never have been signed like In (kick it anwhere Ure) bought from Totenham, what a waste of money that was along will the goalkeeper( I will let the ball go through my legs Mclleand)

Thee is one thing that is sadly rallyy missing from the list of records on here.

That is there is only one tem never to have been relegated from the
highest divison of Engleiish football league, that includes all the current Premier League teams too.

The team tat holds that record is of corse is Arsenal.

I do enjoy brining that up when the Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea and of course not forgetting Totenham supporters go on about their team.

9. Vince - 10 January, 2007

Who was a surprise visitor to the Champions League Semifinal between Arsenal and Villareal?

10. Portland Gooner - 13 July, 2009

We should buy Lorik Cana. If you havent seen him play yet look on Youtube coz hes just wot we need in the centre of midfield =)

11. Eu Vern - 13 October, 2009

Much love from Malaysia, go gooners!!!

How awesome are we on the contrary huh? Anyway thanks for posting historical facts to feed my hunger and curiousity regarding Arsenal, cheers to you mate! Keep up the good work!

12. Zap - 31 December, 2009

freakin annoying klas jun effing huntelaar scored the first ever goal at the emirates!

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