Arsenal Football Team

By: Marcia Henin

Arsenal - professional football club, also known as "The Gunners". Based in North London, this successful English football team is known as one of the leading football clubs in England. Arsenal was founded in 1886 by the group of workers at the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory. In 1891 the Club turned professional and changed its name to Woolwich Arsenal; the club joined the Football League in 1893. They won their first major trophies thirty years later, which included five League Championship titles and two FA Cups. Arsenal set a UEFA Champions League record by going ten matches without conceding a goal in the season of 2005-2006.



The team was initially based in Woolwich, but in 1913 moved to Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, and then to their current location, the Emirates stadium, which contains 60,432 people. Arsenal football club colors are red and white, their symbol depicting a canon, as a symbol of Armament factory. Arsenal's home colors have been the inspiration for at least three other clubs.

Arsenal keeps an on-going rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur and with several other football teams, with whom they compete. The manager of "Arsenal" is Arsenal Wenger; the club belongs to the company "Arsenal Holding". Arsenal often appears in the media, in sports news and on TV. Arsenal games on-line attracts millions of viewers; Arsenal clips present the moments of victory. The club includes top players from different countries, such as Spain, Netherlands, France and Switzerland. Fans collect pictures of the group and watch videos of "Arsenal" on-line; this leading football club enjoys public's attention all over the world.

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