Founded in 1886 in South East London by workers of the Royal Arsenal munitions factory, Arsenal Football Club is London’s most successful club. The team has 13 Premier League championships, and in addition to those, their numerous merits include 12 FA Cup victories and 14 Community Shield wins. The team, which has played in its classic red and white colour combination for years, has established its place at the very peak of English football under the guidance of its long-time coach, Arsène Wenger. The Frenchman has helmed the team for nearly 21 years, and under his guidance, Arsenal Football Club has adopted a play style that is well-choreographed with elegant passes – some might say it is unlike most British play styles – but this makes the team’s games entertaining to watch. Thanks to Wenger, Arsenal F.C. has evolved into a worldwide brand. In the running for the Premier League championship almost every year, it’s safe to say that Arsenal F.C. are one of the few English football mainstays.
“The Gunners” play their home matches in the ultra-modern Emirates Stadium, which was officially opened for use in 2006. Prior to this, Arsenal’s home matches had been played at the legendary Highbury Stadium since 1913. The Emirates Stadium seats 60 361 spectators, and is among the largest stadiums in Great Britain. It differs from most other Premier League home stadiums due to its modern design, and is an attraction in and of itself.