DID YOU KNOW: Ten facts about Arsenal

By SFC Media time Tue 30 Dec First team

Ahead of Southampton’s game against Arsenal on New Year’s Day, saintsfc.co.uk provides ten interesting facts about the Gunners ahead of the game.

1 – Arsenal are the only team still in existence that has never been relegated. They have been in the top flight of English football since the 1919/20 campaign.

2 – They were awarded a gold version of the Premier League trophy to commemorate the achievement of going unbeaten on their way to winning the title during the 2003/04 season.

3 – Arsenal’s game against Sheffield United on 22nd January 1927 at Highbury was the first ever English league match to be broadcast on the radio.

4 – Ten years later, a game between Arsenal’s first team and their reserves was the first ever football match to be televised live, on 16th September 1937.

5 – In 1993, Arsenal became the first club to win the League Cup and FA Cup in the same year.


6 – Arsene Wenger, the current Arsenal boss, was the first foreign manager to lift the Premier League title, when the Gunners won it in 1997/98.

7 – On 31st January 2010, Arsenal’s game against Manchester United was the first match to be broadcast on television in 3D.

8 – They are given the name Arsenal, and the nickname ‘The Gunners’, because they were formed by a group of cannon makers at the Woolwich Arsenal in 1886.

9 – Arsenal hold the record for consecutive clean sheets in the Champions League. Back in 2006, when they reached the final, they managed ten games, and 995 minutes, without conceding a goal.

10 – Arsenal hold the record for the most players from a single club in an England team. Seven Gunners lined up for England against Italy in a friendly match in 1934.

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