Head Coach: Unai Emery
Based in Islington, London, England, Arsenal is a club that sports rich history with 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, two League Cups, the League Centenary Trophy, 15 FA Community Shields, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
Initially, in 1886, Woolwich munitions workers founded the club as Dial Square. In 1913, the club crossed the city to Arsenal Stadium in Highbury, placing them next to Tottenham Hotspur, which activated the North London derby. The year 2006 saw the gunners move to the nearby Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal was the first club from the South of England to take part in The Football League, in 1893, and they moved to the First Division in 1904. The club was once relegated in 1913 but has only seen the top division since. The club has the second-most top-flight matches in English football history. Herbert Chapman was responsible for Arsenal’s first national trophy. He played a pivotal role in the club’s signature red and white kit. Arsene Wenger was the longest-serving manager of the club with more than 20 years under his belt. He won a record 7 FA Cups and set an English record for the longest unbeaten league run at 49 games between 2003 and 2004, coining the title The Invincibles.
In terms of revenue, Arsenal was the sixth-highest earning football club in the world, earning €487.6 million in 2016-17. In 2018, Forbes estimated the club was the third most valuable in England, worth $2.24 billion.