Football Trip to Arsenal
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Arsenal FC has a long history in the football era. Created in 1886 under the name “Dial Square”, by workers from the weapons factory “Royal Arsenal” in Woolwich. The workers were known to make canons, and that’s why Arsenal is also known as “The Gunners”.
Arsenal’s “Golden Era” was when Arsene Wenger took over the club. Arsenal stayed in the club for 22 years and in those years, Arsenal won 3 Premier League, 7 FA Cups, and 7 Community Shields.
Arsenal’s best season is when they went invincible in 2003/04. Arsenal went an entire season, without losing a game. This has never happened in Premier League before, and with legendary players like Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera, Dennis Bergkamp, and Robert Pires, it’s not a surprise, that these players did it.
After playing for 93 years in Highbury, which could host 93.000 fans, Arsenal decided to move into the new and more modern stadium, Emirates Stadium, Emirates can host up to 60.000 fans.
Outside of the Emirates Stadium, you can the impressive picture “The Spirit of Highbury”, which is a picture of multiple players and managers who played in Highbury.
Hotels near Emirates Stadium
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Flights to Arsenal
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About Emirates Stadium
After about 20 years of having several different home grounds, Arsenal settled in north London at Highbury. They played there until 2006 when the stadium’s capacity had fallen from around 60,000 to 38,000 due to new safety regulations.
In 2006, they moved 500 meters southwest from Highbury to the modern Emirates Stadium, which had cost 390 million pounds. The name is due to the sponsorship deal that Arsenal made with Emirates, which is said to have been around 100 million pounds. This deal also means that Arsenal must have Emirates on their shirt until 2024 and that the stadium will keep its name until 2028.
Highbury was known for its fantastic atmosphere on match days, something that Arsenal has struggled to replicate at Emirates Stadium. However, in recent years, this mission has looked brighter, with Arsenal fans’ happiness with the stadium increasing.
Getting to Emirates Stadium
Train: There are several stations within walking distance of the stadium. The closest station to Emirates Stadium is Arsenal, which is only a 3-minute walk away. For less chaotic stations, you can get off at Finsbury Park or Highbury & Islington, both of which are 10 minutes from the stadium.
Bus: Emirates Stadium has bus stops on both sides of the stadium, making it very easy to get to the stadium from north and central London. To find your route to Emirates, you can use Transport for London here.”
In the 2003/2004 season, Arsenal won a golden Premier League trophy. But why was their trophy golden? What could they have done to deserve a golden trophy? There is a very simple explanation. They won the Premier League without losing a single game.
In the 2003/2004 season, Arsenal went through an entire season with 26 wins, 12 draws, and 0 losses. Arsenal had many talented and legendary players in their squad back then. With players like Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera, Sol Campbell, Jens Lehmann, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, and many more, it’s not surprising that this team went through an entire season without a loss.
Arsenal had a strong start to the season, which saw them at the top of the Premier League after just 6 games. But it wasn’t as easy as it looked. In the first Arsenal game against Everton, Arsenal was close to losing. Sol Campbell received a red card in the 25th minute for tackling Everton’s Thomas Gravesen. However, Arsenal still managed to come up with 2 goals, with a man down, and won the game 2-1. They won the next couple of games against Middlesbrough and Aston Villa easily and without problems and continued their perfect start by winning against Manchester City. The first time they dropped points was actually against newly promoted Portsmouth. Portsmouth went ahead 1-0 with a goal from Teddy Sheringham before Pires scored a penalty to equalize.
The 6th Arsenal game was against Manchester United. This Arsenal game turned out to be a big challenge for Arsenal. The game was 0-0 in the 80th minute when Patrick Viera received his 2nd yellow card and was sent off. In the 90th minute, Manchester United was awarded a penalty. Ruud Van Nistelrooy was ready to take the penalty. But luckily for Arsenal, Ruud van Nistelrooy actually hit the crossbar, which meant that Arsenal’s invincible chances were still alive.
Arsenal had not lost any games so far, but they continued to drop points against small teams. They drew against Charlton Athletic, Fulham, and Leicester City. These dropped points meant that Arsenal was in 2nd place at the start of December. January saw Arsenal and Manchester United continue to swap places at the top. But February was probably Arsenal’s best month. Here, Arsenal won 5/5 games. Especially the game against Southampton was important as Arsenal moved 5 points ahead of Manchester United.
Arsenal won 5-0 against Leeds and because Chelsea lost their next 2 games, Arsenal knew they only needed a draw to be crowned Premier League champions. And to their delight, their next game was the North London Derby against their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. It would be extra motivation to lift the Premier League trophy at their rivals’ stadium. Arsenal took an early lead against Tottenham when Patrick Viera completed an elegant Arsenal counter-attack. 10 minutes before halftime, Robert Pires scored 2-0, and it looked like Arsenal had secured the Premier League trophy. Tottenham, however, came back into the game by scoring 2 goals. But Tottenham could not stop Arsenal’s dreams, and at the final whistle, Arsenal began to celebrate. It is impossible for Chelsea to catch up with Arsenal, making Arsenal the new champions of England. But Arsenal’s season is not over yet. They can become the first English team to go through a whole season without losing 1 game.
The following 2 Arsenal games were draws, and finally, with a win against Fulham and Leicester City, this Arsenal squad could call themselves “The Invincibles.” It took them 38 games, 26 wins and 12 draws to become the first and only team win the the golden Premier League trophy.
Arséne Wenger is a French coach who had a huge influence on English football. His ideas on scouting, training, and diet revitalized Arsenal and made them a powerhouse during his time as the Arsenal coach. During his time as Arsenal coach, he won 3 Premier League titles, 7 FA Cups, and 7 Community Shields.
Arséne Wenger’s regime at Arsenal began in 1996. Arséne Wenger was relatively unknown when he first came to Arsenal. Many fans did not expect much from him. Wenger’s first signings were Patrick Viera and Nicolas Anelka, who turned out to be future club legends.
Arsene Wenger’s first season at Arsenal turned out to be better than expected. Arsenal finished the season in 3rd place and missed out on Champions League by goal difference alone.
Already in Wenger’s 2nd season at Arsenal, Wenger won his first Premier League title. With the addition of Marc Overmars and Emmanuel Petit, Arsenal looked stronger in midfield. Arsenal won the Premier League, even though they were 12 points behind Manchester United at the end of February. This was Arsenal’s first Premier League title since the 1990/91 season. The same season, Arsenal also won the FA Cup against Newcastle. This was Arsenal’s first “double” since 1971.
The 1999/2000 season was the season when Niklas Anelka was sold to Real Madrid. Many fans saw this season as a failure, but Arséne Wenger had other plans in mind. Wenger bought Thierry Henry from Juventus and this was the start of a new era. Arsenal had other problems in that season, as several Arsenal defenders either retired or did not play very well. In the end, Arsenal finished in 2nd place for the 2nd year in a row.
The 2001/02 season is especially known for the unconventional signing of Sol Campbell from arch-rivals Tottenham completely free. Wenger also bought defender Kolo Toure the same season. Both of these signings turned out to be vital for Arsenal, as they won both the Premier League and the FA Cup in the same season for the 2nd time in Wenger’s era.
Arsenal’s best season in Wenger’s era came in the 2003/04 season when they won the league without losing a single game. This is an achievement that has never happened in Premier League history. (You can read more about Arsenal’s invincible season above.) Arsenal’s unbeaten run lasted for 49 games and ended against Manchester United. The match is called “The Battle of the Buffet” due to the many fights between the two teams and most popularly Fabregas throwing a slice of pizza at Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Patrick Viera left Arsenal for Juventus, and it had a huge effect on Arsenal’s league form. Arsenal ended the season in 4th place, which is Arséne Wenger’s worst league position since taking over Arsenal. Although their league position was so poor, they actually had a fantastic Champions League run. Arsenal reached the Champions League final, where they were to face FC Barcelona. The match was played at the Stade de France on May 17, 2006. The match started badly for Arsenal when their goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann, received a controversial red card. However, this did not stop Arsenal from scoring the first goal. Sol Campbell scored in the 37th minute. Arsenal had the lead for a long time, and it looked like they could win the match. Unfortunately for Arsenal, it took only 5 minutes for Barcelona to turn the game around. 2 quick goals from Samuel Eto’o and Bellletti at the 76th and 80th minutes, respectively, decided the match, and Arsenal lost the match 2-1.
Since the Champions League final, Arsenal’s form quickly declined. Since then, they have not won any major trophies. However, Wenger continued to bring Champions League football to the Emirates, which Arsenal fans couldn’t complain about. But this Champions League run lasted until 2017. This was the first year in which Arsenal was not in the Champions League. Arsenal fans began to complain about Wenger’s “outdated” philosophy and tactics, but they still gave him one more season.
The following season, however, turned out to be Wenger’s last. After a disappointing season, where Arsenal finished in 6th place, the Arsenal board chose to fire him.
This was the end of Wenger’s 20-year reign with Arsenal. Arsenal fans experienced both ups and downs during his tenure. Everyone sees Arsene Wenger as a Premier League legend, and he will always be remembered as the manager who “created” Arsenal and the popular Invincibles season.