Arsenal: The Gunners

Arsenal: EPL stats, fixtures and squad

Founded: October 1886 as Dial Square Football Club

Owners: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

Stadium: The Emirates Stadium


Arsenal FC are one of the powerhouses in English football. The Gunners have been one of the most consistent performers in the English Premier League for the last few decades.

It was founded as Dial Square Football Club in 1886 but later the name got changed to Arsenal. 13 League titles and 14 FA Cups speaks volumes about their credentials. They currently hold the most number of FA Cup titles.

Arsene Wenger remains an integral part of the club despite his retirement from his managerial career. The French gaffer is the most decorated manager in the history of the North London club and won three league titles alongside seven FA Cups.

They are also the only club to have the ‘Ínvincibles’ Premier League title when they went undefeated throughout the 2003-04 season. No other club has managed to achieve the feat till now.

The club is wholly owned by Stan Kroenke. Kroenke started buying the club’s stake in 2007 and in 2018 he completed the takeover process. Arsenal supporters have not been very kind to their owner and protests have been very regular at the club.

The club’s current valuation is 2.8 billion dollars and they are one of the richest football clubs in the world. The club also roped in Adidas in a kit deal bidding goodbye to their long term partner Puma. This deal allows Arsenal to get around £60m per season almost double of what they were earning from the Puma deal.

The Emirates Stadium is one of the most iconic places and it has been the club’s home stadium since they shifted from the Highbury Stadium in 2006.

Arsenal: Results in English Premier League

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Since the inception of the Premier League, the Gunners have managed to lift the title three times under the guidance of Arsene Wenger. In the 2003-04 season, they went on to create a record as they didn’t lose a single game on their way to the Premier League title. No other team has managed to achieve that feat so far.

Arsene Wenger Era

The name Arsene Wenger is very synonymous with Arsenal. The French manager was at the helm of the North London club for a long period and he is currently the most successful manager of the club.

A number of players with the likes of Thierry Henry, Ashley Cole, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Sol Campbell blossomed under him and went on to create a legacy for the North London giants.

Wenger unleashed Henry in the Premier League and the former French forward took very little time to conquer the league. He became the focal point of Arsenal attack and used his lethal power and technique to deal with the opponent defenders. He netted 228 goals for the Gunners winning two Premier League in the process.

He was also a part of the famous invincibles that won the league without losing a match for the entire season.

Wenger also recorded 7 FA Cup wins during his stay at the club which is a record as no other manager has managed to lift the prestigious cup so many times. The influence of Patrick Vieira in the midfield and Dennis Bergkamp’s presence in the attacking third worked wonders for Arsenal.

Wenger retired back in 2018 and the Gunners supporter will remain in debt for him what he achieved at the club.

Arsenal: Top Scorers in EPL

1992-93Ian Wright3115
1993-94Ian Wright3923
1994-95Ian Wright3118
1995-96Ian Wright3115
1996-97Ian Wright3523
1997-98Dennis Bergkamp2816
1998-99Nicolas Anelka3517
1999-2000Thierry Henry3117
2000-01Thierry Henry3517
2001-02Thierry Henry3324
2002-03Thierry Henry3724
2003-04Thierry Henry3730
2004-05Thierry Henry3225
2005-06Thierry Henry3227
2006-07Robin van Persie2211
2007-08Emanuel Adebayor3624
2008-09Robin van Persie2811
2009-10Andrey Arshavin3010
2010-11Robin van Persie2518
2011-12Robin van Persie3830
2012-13Theo Walcott3214
2013-14Olivier Giroud3616
2014-15Alexis Sanchez3516
2015-16Olivier Giroud3816
2016-17Alexis Sanchez3824
2017-18Alexandre Lacazette3214
2018-19Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang3622
2019-20Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang3622
2020-21Alexandre Lacazette3113

Thierry Henry scored galore of goals for Arsenal since he arrived at the Emirates Stadium. The former French international had the knack of finding the back of the net on regular occasions and was part of the “Invincibles” when they lifted the Premier League title in the 2003-04 season.

The Gunners also saw some talented players playing for them with the likes of Robin van Persie who was their top-scorer on four different occasions.

Arsenal: EPL 2021-22 Fixtures

DateDayFixtureVenueTime (IST)
August 14, 2021SaturdayBrentford vs ArsenalBrentford Community Stadium1:30 AM IST
August 22, 2021SundayArsenal vs ChelseaEmirates Stadium10 PM IST
August 28, 2021SaturdayManchester City vs ArsenalEtihad Stadium6 PM IST
September 11, 2021SaturdayArsenal vs Norwich CityEmirates Stadium8:30 PM IST
September 18, 2021SaturdayBurnley vs ArsenalTurf Moor8:30 PM IST
September 26, 2021SundayArsenal vs Tottenham HostpurEmirates Stadium10:00 PM IST
October 2, 2021SaturdayBrighton & Hove Albion vs ArsenalAMEX Stadium11:00 PM IST
October 19, 2021TuesdayArsenal vs Crystal PalaceEmirates Stadium1:30 AM IST
October 23, 2021SaturdayArsenal vs Aston VillaEmirates Stadium1:30 AM IST
October 30, 2021SaturdayLeicester City vs ArsenalKing Power Stadium6:00 PM IST
November 7, 2021SundayArsenal vs WatfordEmirates Stadium7:30 PM IST
November 20, 2021SaturdayLiverpool vs ArsenalAnfield Stadium11:00 PM IST
November 27, 2021SaturdayArsenal vs Newcastle UnitedEmirates Stadium6:00 PM IST
December 3, 2021FridayManchester United vs ArsenalOld Trafford1:45 AM IST
December 7, 2021TuesdayEverton vs ArsenalGoodison Park1:30 AM IST
December 11, 2021SaturdayArsenal vs SouthamptonEmirates Stadium8:30 PM IST
December 16, 2021ThursdayArsenal vs West Ham UnitedEmirates Stadium1:30 AM IST
December 18, 2021SaturdayLeeds United vs ArsenalElland Road11:00 PM IST
December 26, 2021SundayNorwich City vs ArsenalCarrow Road8:30 PM IST
December 28, 2021TuesdayArsenal vs WolvesEmirates Stadium6:00 PM IST
January 1, 2022SaturdayArsenal vs Manchester CityEmirates Stadium6:00 PM IST
January 16, 2022SundayTottenham Hotspur vs ArsenalTottenham Hotspur Stadium10:00 PM IST
January 23, 2022SundayArsenal vs BurnleyEmirates Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 11, 2022FridayWolves vs ArsenalMolineux Stadium1:15 AM IST
February 12, 2022SaturdayChelsea vs ArsenalStamford Bridge8:30 PM IST
February 19, 2022SaturdayArsenal vs BrentfordEmirates Stadium8:30 PM IST
February 26, 2022SaturdayArsenal vs LiverpoolEmirates Stadium8:30 PM IST
March 6, 2022SundayWatford vs ArsenalVicarage Road7:30 PM IST
March 13, 2022SundayArsenal vs Leicester CityEmirates Stadium10:00 PM IST
March 19, 2022SaturdayAston Villa vs ArsenalVilla Park6:00 PM IST
April 2, 2022SaturdayCrystal Palace vs ArsenalSelhurst Park8:30 PM IST
April 9, 2022SaturdayArsenal vs Brighton & Hove AlbionEmirates Stadium8:30 PM IST
April 16, 2022SaturdaySouthampton vs ArsenalSt Mary’s 8:30 PM IST
April 23, 2022SaturdayArsenal vs Manchester UnitedEmirates Stadium8:30 PM IST
April 30, 2022SaturdayWest Ham United London Stadium8:30 PM IST
May 7, 2022SaturdayArsenal vs Leeds UnitedEmirates Stadium8:30 PM IST
May 15, 2022SundayNewcastle United vs ArsenalSt James’ Park8:30 PM IST
May 22, 2022SundayArsenal vs EvertonEmirates Stadium9:30 PM IST

Arsenal: Squad for EPL 2021-22

Goalkeepers: Bernard Leno, Aaron Ramsdale, Arthur Okonkwo

Defenders: Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Gabriel, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Nuno Tavares

Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Albert Lokonga, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka

Forwards: Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Martinelli

Arsenal were one of the busiest teams in the last summer transfer window as they brought in as many as six players to boost their chances in the Premier League. The likes of Ben White, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale arrived at the Emirates as Mikel Arteta underwent a complete overhaul of the Gunners.

AFC: Interesting EPL stats

Arsenal had the record of losing none of their matches in the 2003-04 season when they cruised their way to the Premier League title. They also didn’t record any home defeats in the 1998-99, 2003-04 and 2007-08 seasons. They also didn’t have any away defeats in the 2001-02 and 2003-04 seasons. They were on a 49 matches unbeaten run from 7th May 2003 to 24th October 2004. In the 2001-02 Arsenal had the record of scoring in each and every match of the league. They also scored in 55 consecutive matches from 19th May 2001 to 30th November 2002. They were shown red card 100 times in the league which is a Premier League record. They have six Golden Bot winners since the inception of the Premier league.

AFC: Rivalries

The North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur is regarded as one of the most anticipated fixtures in the English Premier League. Both the clubs hail from the same city and the rivalry escalates on matchdays especially. In the last few years, Spurs have managed to bridge the gap but overall the Gunners are leading the charts.

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Head to Head

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Arsenal vs Chelsea Head to Head

Another London based club Chelsea are one of Arsenal’s main rivals. Since their rise in the post 2000s the Blues have had an excellent rise to the top and they are also considered one of their closest rivals.

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Road Ahead for AFC

With no European football, it has been a tough ride for Arsenal so far. The Gunners will be definitely aiming for a Champions League spot as it could boost their chances of landing new exciting players and it could also help them in getting brand new sponsorship deals.

The resurgence of Aaron Ramsdale and Ben White has helped the team in reshaping their way towards a refreshing playing style. Mikel Arteta has managed to get the best out of the current crop of players and the likes of Emile Smith Rowe has contributed vigorously to the occasion.

There were rumours of Spotify owner Daniel Ek interested in buying the club and even saw his bid rejected by the current owner. He is likely to renew his interest once again and it remains to be seen whether he could manage to convince Stan Kroenke to sell the North London club to him.

The Gunners will need to spend some cash in a bid to bring in some players to replace a number of players who haven’t lived up to the expectations. In the last few transfer windows, the Gunners could not manage to fulfil their transfer commitments as they often fall behind to secure their targets.

But they cannot repeat the mistakes any more and need to be sharp and precise in the transfer market. They have been in the market for a striker and are likely to dig deep in the summer as it stands.