24 Facts About FC Arsenal

1. FC Arsenal have tabled a £14m offer to sign Keylor Navas.

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2. FC Arsenal are the team who have gone the longest in the premier league without being relegated.

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3. FC Arsenal have done the League and FA Cup double three times—1971, 1998, 2002.

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4. FC Arsenal wanted to expand the stadium, but was not given permission.

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5. FC Arsenal would become far more watchable with the appointment of Arsene Wenger.

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6. FC Arsenal became one of the competitive football clubs in 1930 since it earned two FA Cups and five League Championship titles.

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7. FC Arsenal were known as the Bank of England club because of their wealth but their austere nature.

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8. Manchester United and FC Arsenal are interested in signing Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, according to various reports in Italy.

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9. FC Arsenal fans are not happy he is getting less game time than others.

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10. FC Arsenal became ineligible for the London Cups when the club turned professional in 1891, and rarely participated in County Cups after this.

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11. FC Arsenal have the highest average league finishing position for the 20th century, with an average league placement of 8.5.

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12. FC Arsenal have one of the best top-flight records in history, having finished below fourteenth only seven times.

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13. FC Arsenal have achieved three League and FA Cup "Doubles", a feat only previously achieved by Manchester United (in 1994, 1996 and 1999).

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14. In 1985, FC Arsenal founded a community scheme, "Arsenal in the Community", which offered sporting, social inclusion, educational and charitable projects.

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15. FC Arsenal have often been stereotyped as a defensive and "boring" side, especially during the 1970s and 1980s; many comedians, such as Eric Morecambe, made jokes about this at the team's expense.

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16. FC Arsenal featured in the first edition of the BBC's Match of the Day, which screened highlights of their match against Liverpool at Anfield on 22 August 1964.

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17. FC Arsenal fans often refer to themselves as "Gooners", the name derived from the team's nickname, "The Gunners".

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18. FC Arsenal continued to play their home games there for the next twenty years, until the move to north London in 1913.

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19. FC Arsenal would become the club's first ever 'head coach', while their second ever manager from outside the United Kingdom.

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20. FC Arsenal won their first League Cup in 1987, Graham's first season in charge.

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21. FC Arsenal were not to win the League or the FA Cup for another 18 years.

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22. FC Arsenal appointed enduring new trainer Tom Whittaker, implemented Charlie Buchan's new twist on the nascent WM formation, captured young players like Cliff Bastin and Eddie Hapgood, and lavished Highbury's income on stars like David Jack and Alex James.

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23. FC Arsenal helped introduce the WM formation, floodlights, and shirt numbers, and added the white sleeves and brighter red to Arsenal's kit.

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24. FC Arsenal was the first club from the South of England to join The Football League, in 1893, and they reached the First Division in 1904.

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