If you live in the London borough of Islington, you are most surely familiar with the professional football club, Arsenal? However, it doesn’t mean that you are a fan or supporter of the Club. In any case, it doesn’t matter if you are a fan or not; we are sure you will find this article interesting. So, for those who are here to gather in-depth knowledge about the Club that was born in October 1886. But also for those that like to get general information about the Club. Then you have definitely come to the right place. As we will explore so much more than just the clubs football contribution. So let’s load the breech, and get the full loadout on the Gunners.

UEFA club coefficient ranking

At the current standing (2019/20) Arsenal ranking in on 9th place, on UEFA’s coefficient point system. Just between Liverpool FC (8th) and Manchester United FC (10th). However, if we look at the ten-year fixture, the situation looks somewhat different, although very slight. Where the overall standings put Arsenal in 10th position. Just after Porto (9th) and before Benfica (11th).

How many times have Arsenal won the Premier League title?

If you are following the top League in the UK, or are a frequent visitor to, you know that Premier League is relatively new, with its official birth in 1992. As such, Arsenal has lifted the solid sterling silver trophy on 3 occasions (1997/98, 2001/02, 2003/04). Yet, there is more to the story than the English Premier League, or EPL for short. In fact, the Club has plenty of trophies and other awards filling up their wall of fame. On that note, let’s find some more club achievements, shall we?

Titles, Trophies, and Triumphs by Arsenal

Apart from the 3 EPL titles, the Club has, 10 First Division wins (1930/31, 1932/33, 1933/34, 1934/35, 1937/38, 1947–48, 1952/53, 1970/71, 1988/89, 1990/91). But also some League Cup wins, including 2 Carabao Cup (1986/87, 1992/93) and 1 League Centenary Trophy (1988). Alongside 13 FA Cup victories (1929/30, 1935/36, 1949/50, 1970/71, 1978/79, 1992/93, 1997/98, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2016/17). Plus 15 FA Community Shield titles (1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2015, 2017). And to round things of, Arsenal has on top of that brought home the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 1 time (1993/94). And last but certainly not least, they won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1 time (1969/70). However, not everything is about the trophies. Where the record shows that the Club also has plenty-full honourable mentions in a variety of friendly and pre-season games and tournaments.

Kit and colours

In total, Arsenal has redesigned its official kit almost 60 times. But worth to keep in mind, this includes the third kit as well. So let’s start with the home kit. The predominant colour has always been a combination of red and white. Where we saw the introduction of the white sleeves in 1933, that has endured ever since. With the exception of seasons 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10, when they had all red shirts. The away kit most Arsenal fans recognise is the blue and yellow combination. However, it has been other variations. For instance, in season 2007/08, the away kit was and colour inverted home kit. Leading us to the third kit, that has not really followed any trend but has mostly consisted of dark colours, like blue, grey, black, and grey.

Arsenal’s social responsibilities

As popular football is in the UK, the clubs associated with the top Leagues have a huge influence in its community and responsibility to its supporters. This fact has not gone unnoticed to the Club, where they involve themselves in such things as different youth programs like family festivals and Gunner’s Play Day to mention a few. But they are also minority aware, where they in 2013 created the LGBTQ community, Gay Gooners. By which is the biggest and first for any professional football club in the UK. As well raised the awareness of access to all its fans with the Arsenal Disabled Supporters Association (ADSA).

Stadiums and capacity

The place Arsenal call home is the Emirates Stadium that holds a capacity of 60,704 visitors. Which opened its doors on July 22nd 2006 for a total cost of £390 Million. That during the game between Arsenal and Manchester United almost got filled to the brim. When the stadium set the record-breaking number of 60,161 people showed up to watch the match. Other than that, Emirates Stadium is the 4th largest arena attended for football in the UK. Only to get beaten by the Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford, and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Besides hosting game days, any visitors can enjoy the on-site museum. And pick up some merchandise at the armoury located on the west side below the podium.

Arsenal transfers and rumours

Arsenal’s fan base

The Club has a huge following and support from its fans, that call themselves “Gooners.” Where almost all home games see a complete sell-out. Where official numbers tell us that around 44,000 is season ticket holders. And it’s believed that the Club ranks on 7th place in Europe of average attendance per game. However, the fans are far from only domestic, and the Club has support branches all over the world including USA, Australia and Africa.

Women football in Arsenal

Even if the women’s side of football doesn’t get as much attention as the men’s side. The Club has had an active women team since 1987. Where they have collected an astonishing 58 trophies, including 33 major titles. Which makes the Arsenal WFC the most successful team in the UK. And according to a recent survey pooled from around 30,000 people, the popularity of women football has increased by 60% in the last 2 years. Although, most supporters follow the WFC via broadcast rather than show up to the games.

Stakeholders and other financial interests in Arsenal

The main contributor to the Club is and oversees affair, coming from a Sports and Entertainment company in the US. Where they controlled 67% of the shares until the big reveal in August 2018. When the media reported that the same owner would siege full control by buying up the remaining shares for £1.8 Billion. Other than that the Club also has lead partners that conduct business in air travel and sports product manufacturing. But also regional partner involved in computer technology, coffee, and banking.

Fun facts and other pub quiz trivia

Did you know that the team holds the shared records for the highest draw match in the UK history of football? When they played against Leicester in 1930 when the game ended in 6 to 6. When we are in the 30s era, Arsenal did present 7 club members to the lineup for the friendly England versus Italy match in 1934. Also, in season 2003/04 the adopted a new temporary nickname “The Invincibles.” This after completing the whole season without a loss.