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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Team Preview: Arsenal Football Club

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Arsenal FC


The club was formed in 1886 by workers at the Royal Arsenal, and the team was first known as Dial Square. Since 1913, they have been called the "Arsenal Football Club." They are also known as "The Gunners."

Team Colors

Red and white.

Playing Stadium

Emirates Stadium. Capacity of over 60,400.

Team Honors

English First Division/Premier League Champions: 13 times.
FA Cup: 10 times.
League Cup: 2 times.
Community and/or Charity Shield: 12 times.
UEFA Cup Winner's Cup: 2 times.

European Players of the Year



Arsenal Holdings plc (public limited company). Arsenal is not publicly traded; however, shares are held privately and traded on a special exchange.


Mr. Peter Hill-Wood.

Head Coach

Mr. Arsene Wenger.

2007-2008 European Competition

Group phase of the Champions League.

Team roster and image courtesy of Wikipedia under the terms of their GNU Free Documentation License.

Current roster as of 01 September 2007:

Position Player
1 Flag of Germany GK Jens Lehmann
2 Flag of France MF Abou Diaby
3 Flag of France DF Bacary Sagna
4 Flag of Spain MF Cesc Fàbregas
5 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire DF Kolo Touré (vice-captain)
6 Flag of Switzerland DF Philippe Senderos
7 Flag of the Czech Republic MF Tomáš Rosický
8 Flag of France MF Lassana Diarra
9 Flag of Croatia FW Eduardo da Silva
10 Flag of France DF William Gallas (captain)
11 Flag of the Netherlands FW Robin van Persie
13 Flag of Belarus MF Aliaksandr Hleb
15 Flag of Brazil MF Denílson

Position Player
16 Flag of France MF Mathieu Flamini
17 Flag of Cameroon MF Alexandre Song
19 Flag of Brazil MF Gilberto Silva (vice-captain)
21 Flag of Poland GK Łukasz Fabiański
22 Flag of France DF Gaël Clichy
24 Flag of Spain GK Manuel Almunia
25 Flag of Togo FW Emmanuel Adebayor
26 Flag of Denmark FW Nicklas Bendtner
27 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire DF Emmanuel Eboué
30 Flag of France DF Armand Traoré
31 Flag of England DF Justin Hoyte
32 Flag of England FW Theo Walcott
Flag of England MF Mark Randall

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