Premier League Preview: Arsenal

Last Year-

Premier League: 24-11-3 (3rd)

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals (lost 5-3 to Liverpool)

Founded: 1886 by workers at the Royal Arsenal

Manager: Arsene Wenger (French)

Stadium: Emirates Stadium (60,355)

Nicknames: Fans call them the Gunners, everyone else calls them “The Arse”

Top Players: Cesc Fabregas, William Gallas, Robin van Persie, Emmanuel Adebayor

Famous Fans: Kevin Costner, Osama Bin Laden, Fidel Castro, Queen Elizabeth, Douglas Adams, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Most famous to Americans because of the Ocean’s Twelve cast disguising themselves as Arsenal during the film. With 13 Top Division titles (3rd all-time), 92 seasons in the Top Division (4th all-time), and currently enjoying a stay in the top flight that began in 1920, Arsenal is firmly cemented as one of the “Big Four” teams that has a realistic shot at winning the Premier League in a given year. Tabbed to finish 3rd or 4th this season.

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