ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB

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ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB

  1. 1. ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB Valmiki Seecheran | Year IV
  2. 2. Woolwich Arsenal • 1886. • Woolwich – South London. • 15 factory workers. • 1913 moved to North London. • Officially joined the English Football League – Post World War I in 1919-1920.
  3. 3. Arsenal Crest
  4. 4. Highbury • 1st Arsenal official stadium. • 1913 – 2006. • 93 years of stay. • 1st televised football game in 1937. • 1st stadium to introduce floodlights and encourage evening games.
  5. 5. Herbert Chapman • 1st successful manager of Arsenal. • 1930’s dominance. • 1st team to have numbered shirts. • Modified Arsenal kit from all currant red to a red shirt with white sleeves.
  6. 6. Modern Arsenal
  7. 7. Emirates Stadium • 2006. • 60,000 capacity. • $400 million pounds. • ‘’Biggest decision in AFC history.’’ • State of the art. • Regarded as the most ‘posh’ stadium in Europe currently. • Executive box seats go up to $5000 a game.
  8. 8. Arsene Wenger Years
  9. 9. Arsene Wenger • 1996 - 2014… • Most successful manager in Arsenal’s history. • Engineering Degree & Masters in Economics. • 3 Premier League, 4 FA Cups. • Considered to be one of the pioneers in moving Arsenal Football Club to Emirates Stadium. • Revolutionized the club. • Arsenal way – attractive brand of football. • ‘The Professor’
  10. 10. Invincible • Historic. • 49 games unbeaten. • 2003/2004. • 1st time to be done in the modern game ( 1990 + )
  11. 11. Arsenal way • 25 years in community programmes ranging from North London to Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Asia. • 5.5 million hours. • Each player contractually signs to donate 5% of their salary to charity. • Innovative but still very traditional. • Panache with substance. • Moral superiority. • Self-sustainable.
  12. 12. Monopoly money – Unsustainable.
  13. 13. Moneyball approach. Net expenditure since 2003: • Manchester United : $140 mil. • Chelsea FC : $ 300 mil. • Manchester City : $ 500 mil. • Arsenal : -$4 mil.
  14. 14. Evolution or compromise? • Arsenal transfer record - $42.5 million. • 2013-2014 • Mesut Ozil #11 – Germany’s current best player. • Previous transfer record - $14 million. • World transfer record - $90 million by Real Madrid.
  15. 15. Arsenal team – 2013/2014
  16. 16. Nice guys finish last? • Last trophy won in 2005. • Coincides with unrealistic petrodollar injections. • Highly competitive financial and subsequently footballing climate due to monopoly money from rival clubs. • ‘Almost guys’ • Currently at top of the Barclays Premier Table – 2013/2014.
  17. 17. Notable Arsenal Supporters
  18. 18. Notable Arsenal Supporters
  19. 19. Thank you.

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