Throughout the coming weeks, in an attempt to increase the American interest in the premier league, I will introduce each team that is currently competing in the premier league this year. I will simply start at the beginning of the alphabet and work my way towards the end. So without further ado, the first team is…


Location: London

Nickname: The Gunners

Current Standing: 4

Overview: Arsenal is a northern London soccer team founded in 1886 by a group of cannon makers, the second most valuable English club ($2.0 billion), and home to the fifth largest soccer fan base in the world. Their current manager, Arsene Wenger, has led the team to many successes over his 20 year tenure including a Premier League title in 2004 and 2 FA cup wins. They have never won the Champions League

Stadium: Emirates Stadium

Notable players:

Alexis Sanchez, F (current)

Petr Cech, GK (current)

Mesut Ozil, M (current)

Thierry Henry, F (1999-2007)

Dennis Bergkamp, F (1995-2006)

Fun facts:

Leading goalscorer- Thierry Henry (228)

First English League match to be broadcasted on the radio (1927)

They are the only team to never be relegated

Arsenal won the Premier League in 2003-2004 undefeated