Did you know Arsenal FC was founded in 1886 as Dial Square by members of the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, London! It was then renamed Royal Arsenal before becoming Woolwich Arsenal in 1893 then finally Arsenal in 1914!
Did you know the Arsenal motto is Victoria Concordia Crescit which means Victory comes from Harmony…
Did you know Arsenal supporters are called ‘Gooners’ which is derived from the team’s nickname ‘The Gunners’!
Arguably one of the biggest surprise signings of the summer has been Alexis Sanchez joining Arsenal from Barcelona. Two summers in a row Arsene Wenger has managed to snag a top signing from either Real Madrid or Barcelona, with Mesut Ozil signing last summer. Arsenal also needed a new right back with Bacary Sagna heading to Manchester City on a free transfer. Arsenal recently signed another goalie in the Colombian National team keeper Davis Ospina to take the place of Lukasz Fabianski after leaving on a free transfer.
Arsenal should have a very good shot at winning the Premier League this year with expectations mounting even higher after winning the FA Cup at the end of the season. Arsenal is looking to potentially add another striker to the mix with Podolski being a very unreliable striker last term. Arsene Wenger is not one who usually adds big name players to his squad; rather he takes young talent and develops them into champions to play the Arsenal way. (Walcott, Wilshere, and Oxlade- Chamberlin) The Gunners’ defense has been extremely consistent with having Per Mertesacker as the main man in the back. The new additions to the squad and the players already in place have Arsenal fans excited for another great season... [read the rest!]