Arsenal Fc Networth History and facts

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This article is brought to you by Sportarsh. It covers the brief history ( founded) of the club, the trophies won, the networth; and other important facts about the club. Arsenal Fc Networth History

Arsenal Fc is in no doubt one of the best teams in London and England as a whole. They were the first team from London to reach the finals of the champions league; although they lost to Barcelona.

They are also the third team aside Manchester United and Liverpool with more league titles. As we speak Arsenal has 13 league titles and a record 14 FA Cup trophies.

Not only this, the club holds the record for going 49 games unbeaten; thus wining the league in the process.

Quick history

Year Founded

A group of young men came together to form Arsenal Fc in 1886. The club was initially under the name Dial Square. Each member of the group decided to pay sixpence with leader David Danskin adding three shillings. Together they formed Arsenal Football Club.

Now after the formation, the club played their first recorded match against Eastern Wanderers; on the 11 of December 1886. Arsenal won by 6-0 and soon afterwards changed their name from Dial Square to royal Arsenal.

Turning Professional

The problem with being a smaller club is that big teams will try to poach your best players. Arsenal faced exactly that. At the time they where a small club and big teams tried to sign their players on professional contracts. To counter this, the club sought professionalism in 1893.

To the club’s disappointment, the proposal to become a professional team was turned down. As a result the club was banned from competing in local games by the London Football Association. Arsenal at this point only played friendly matches.

They tried creating their own equivalent of the football league but this move also failed. The club’s future was uncertain. Luckily the London Football Association decided to lift the ban placed on them. And by so doing, they were placed in the second division of the Football League.

Playing in the Football League essentially made them the first southern team to participate. At this point they were no longer called Royal Arsenal but Woolwich Arsenal.

Highbury stadium

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Arsenal’s move to a new stadium was initiated by new club chairman Sir Henry Norris. He came in to solve Arsenal’s debt issues. With that sorted ,he wanted a way to generate income for the club using gate fees.

Sir Norris at the time also owned Fulham, so he decided to merge both clubs but the merger wasn’t successful. He then decided to seek a new ground and build a stadium for Arsenal. Sir Norris invested approximately £125,000 (equivalent to £12,575,019 in 2020) in the completion of the stadium.

The Stadium served as Arsenal’s playing ground from 1913 till 2006.

First Division Promotion and Controversies

Arsenal where promoted to first Division Football in 1919, but this came in a somewhat controversial manner. With the first Division being expanded from 20 to 22; the two slots available should have been given to Chelsea and Tottenham as they where already being relegated from the first Division.

But instead, the slot was rather given to Chelsea and Arsenal by the AGM of the football league. Arsenal’s new owner Sir Norris argued to the AGM board that Arsenal had much more history than Tottenham; and as such should be promoted to the first Division.

The AGM liked his submission and voted for Arsenal to be promoted to the first Division. This infuriated the Tottenham base fueling the rivalry we know of today.

Chapman Appointment

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Chapman was lured from Huddersfield Town to Arsenal by the board. He was offered a mouthwatering salary he couldn’t turn down. His appointment came with many positive changes at Arsenal. He encouraged the club to start adding numbers at the back of the jerseys and also added white sleeves to the already red jerseys.

With Arsenal generating more funds from gate proceeds, he brought in quality players. Although he didn’t win anything in his first season, he ended up winning five League titles and two FA Cups. Sadly he passed away in 1934 due to pneumonia.

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Arsenal most successful manager

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Who is Arsenal’s most successful manager?

In the history of the club, Arsene Wenger is their most successful manager. Wenger singlehandedly took Arsenal to their first ever champions league final. Wenger joined Arsenal in 199û after previously managing the likes of Monaco and Japanese side Grampus Eight. 

One distinctive feature of him was his ability to spot raw talent and nurture them to become world class. Wenger spent More than two decades at Arsenal wining 17 trophies.

premier League3 (1998, 2002,2004)
Fa Cups7 (1998, 2002,2003,2005,2014,2015,2017)
Community shield7 (1998, 1999,2002,2004,2014,2015,2017)

Arsenal Fc Networth and ranked

How much is Arsenal Fc Networth and ranked?.

The networth of Arsenal Fc according to Allnewsarsenal is £1.8 billion. Meaning the club now lay in 8th amongst the 10 most richest clubs in the world. Fellow English clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are ahead of Arsenal per rankings.

Who owns Arsenal Fc

Arsenal Fc owner

Who is the owner of Arsenal Fc ?

Arsenal Fc is solely owned by American business man Stan Kroenke. He first made a bid for Arsenal in 2007 but met stiff resistance from Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. Usmanov by then was the majority share holder.

But Stan Kroenke made an offer to Usmanov he could not resist. Kroenke successfully bought Usmanov shares for £550m, thereby becoming the club’s owner.

All Time Top Goalscorer For Arsenal

Arsenal top scorer
The all time top leading goalscorer for Arsenal is Thierry Henry. The french man scored 228 goals during his lengthy spell at Arsenal breaking Ian Wright’s total of 185 goals. Henry joined Arsenal from Juventus in 1995 for £11 million.

His spell at the Seria A club didn’t pan out well. It was at Arsenal that his true potential came to bare. For most part his success can be attributed to Wenger’s trust places in him.

Player With most Appearances for Arsenal

The player with most appearances for Arsenal is David O’Leary. He made 722 appearances for Arsenal between 1975 and 1993. Coming second to him is Tony Adams who made 669 appearances for the club.

David O’Leary joined Arsenal as an apprentice in 1973 gradually working his way to the top. Noted for his good positioning and calm nature in defense

Some Unforgettable Players To Have Don the Jersey for Arsenal

This paragraph mentions 5 players to have contributed to Arsenal’s unbeaten run.

Dennis Bergkamp

Dennis Bergkamp

Dennis Bergkamp joined Arsenal from inter Milan in 1995. Known for his finest first touch, he rose to become one of the best playmakers if his time. Infact much of Henry’s goals where assisted by him. During his spell at Arsenal he won 10 trophies.

Premier League3
FA Cup4
Community Shield3

Freddie Ljungberg

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Ferocious Freddie Ljungberg. I call him so cause he had the habit of raising his game for the big occasions. He joined Arsenal for £3 million after he was scouted by the club. Freddie Ljungberg spent 7 seasons at Arsenal wining 6 trophies.

Premier League2
Fa Cup3
Charity Shield1

Patrick Vieira

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The destroyer Patrick Vieira. Nothing could get past him as he was strong and tall. He could defend as well as contribute positively in defense also. He joined Arsenal from Milan for £3.5 million in 1996. below list trophies won with Arsenal.

Premier League3
FA Cup4
Community Shield3

Gilberto Silva

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The Brazilian joined Arsenal from América Mineiro in 2002. Initially starting out as a center back,he moved to the defensive midfielder role where he excelled. He spent 6 years at the club wining 5 trophies. Arsenal Fc Networth History

Premier League1
FA Cup2
Community Shield2

Jens Lehmann

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Another player that contributed to the unbeaten winning run of Arsenal is Jens Lehmann. Though sometimes shaky in defense he was Arsenal’s best safe pair of hands since seaman left. He joined Arsenal in 2003 leaving in 2008. Arsenal Fc Networth History

Premier League1
FA Cup1
Community Shield1

Arsenal Fc most expensive signing

Arsenal Fc Networth History

Currently the most expensive player Arsenal has signed is Nicolas Pepe. The ivorian joined Arsenal from Lille in 2019 for £72 million. His performances for Arsenal however has been up and down ( inconsistent).

With the hype prior to his arrival, many have been disappointed by his performances.

Total trophies won by Arsenal Fc

As stated in the introduction, the club has won 13 premier League titles, 14 Fa cups, 2 league cups and 16 community shields. Below list them.

Arsenal Fc Networth History

Premier League13
Fa Cups 14
League cups 2
community shield16
European Cup winners cup1
Inter cities fairs cup1

Highest Paid Player At Arsenal

Currently the highest earner at Arsenal is Ghanaian Thomas Partey. Partey is on weekly salary of £220,000 earning £13,000,000 annually. Previously it was Aubameyang but the Gabonese is no longer at Arsenal.

Arsenal Fc Networth History

PlayersAnnual SalaryWeekly Salary
Thomas Partey£13,000,000£220,000
Alexandre Lacazette£9,360,000£180,000
Hector Bellerin£5,720,000£110,000
Bernd Leno£5,200,000£100,000
Granit Xhaka£5,200,000£100,000
Ben White£4,680,000£110,000
Lucas Torreira£3,900,000£75,000
Albert Sambi Lokonga£2,600,000£50,000
Calum Chambers£2,600,000£50,000
Ainsley Maitland-Niles£1,820,000£35,000
Rob Holding£1,300,000£25,000
Mohamed Elneny£2,500,000£50,000
Gabriel Martinelli£4,700,000£90,000
Nicolas Pepe£5,200,000£100,000
Bukayo Saka£1,670,000£30,000
Emile Smith Rowe£1,370,00£30,000
Kieran Tierney£4,200,000£70,000
Gabriel Magalhaes£2,600,000£50,000
Martin Odegaard£6,100,000£120,000
Aaron Ramsdale£1,820,000£35,000

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