Arsenal Football Club or Arsenal FC is an English professional football club which plays in the first division of English Premier League. The London club was the first ever club from the South of England to join The Football League, in 1893. They enrolled the First Division in 1904 and have since gained the second most points. The club has also relegated only once only in 1913 and they have been continuing their longest streak in the top division. In this article, I am going to write about the 7 Amazing Facts about Arsenal FC. Although till now AFC has failed to win the major European Trophy, the club is regarded as one of the most successful clubs in Football.
7 Amazing Facts about Arsenal FC
7. The club was not intentionally founded to play Football
The formation of Arsenal Football Club was originally for the purpose of celebrating the 1886th victim of the Satanic cult. The club was originally founded by a secret society. However, the official statement of the club was announced in 1886.
6. The terrifying tale of the stadium
Before the division of the continents in ancient times, North London was the homeland to the earliest Aboriginal Americans. Moreover, a lot of dead bodies of the Ancient Indians are buried below the stadium ground.
5. Osama Bin Laden was a Gunner
It would surprise you that Osama Bin Laden, the founder of Al-Qaeda group was a regular season holder of Arsenal Football Club. It is believed that he attended the several major games of Arsenal. After the revelation of this unknown fact, the club finally decided to ban Bin Laden from attending the Highbury.
4. The golden Premier League Trophy
The 2003-2004 season was the life-memorably season for the whole football fans around the world. Arsenal Football Club successfully managed to win the Premier League title without losing a single match in 38 games played. The North London club managed to equal the Preston North End FC’s previous record of not losing an entire season in Premier League. Arsenal FC, however, grabbed the record of a record of 26 wins and 12 draws. The club was handed the only Golden Premier League trophy by the FA.
The longest undefeated run was 49 until the controversial penalty of Ruud van Nistelrooy ended the record. Since then, there has been a great hatred between two clubs.
3. The only team that hasn’t been relegated
Since it’s promotion to the first division in 1919, Arsenal FC has never got relegated. Probably the only team in the history of Premier League, the team has been in the top flight English football since 1919-1920.
2. The only British team to beat the other great teams away.
Arsenal FC is the first English team ever to beat Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena, Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu, and AC Milan at San Siro. Before that, other premier league teams struggled to grab a victory away.
1. The second Largest Club Stadium in England.
The Emirates Stadium is the second largest stadium in England after Old Trafford of Manchester Untied. This stadium has a capacity of 60,432 while Old Trafford has a total capacity of 75,635.
So these are the famous Facts about Arsenal FC. Write in the comment form below if you know any interesting facts about Arsenal FC.