Over the years, Arsenal have enjoyed successes across European competitions, domestic cups, and of course in the league. Not only relevant to Arsenal fans who have just started following the Gunners on the pitch, this online Arsenal quiz will also look at the history of the club, including some facts of trivia that may be common knowledge to aficionados and season ticket holders but elusive to the rest of the fans.
With questions that not only test your knowledge but also provide explanations and further information, this online quiz is a good learning points for those who wish to not only test their knowledge but also to improve it. Will this online quiz be a learning process for you, or a chance to prove yourself as an elite Gunners fan? Find out below.
Arsenal are based in which English City?
An easy question to kick the quiz off, Arsenal are located in the capital; London. The club are based in Islington, and are considered by many to be the largest North London club in the premier league, alongside their rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal Currently play their home games at which stadium?
Arsenal currently play at the Emirates stadium, and have done so for over a decade since moving in from their previous stadium. The Emirates has a capacity of 60,260. The Emirates hosts Arsenal’s home games, as well as various events outside of football.
Prior to moving to their current stadium, where did Arsenal play their home games?
Highbury, also known as Arsenal Stadium, was the home of Arsenal FC before their current stadium opened in 2006. Highbury had been Arsenal’s home for nearly a century. The Gunners moved in to Highbury in 1913, and the stadium hosted other sporting events including boxing, cricket, baseball and Olympic football matches.
As of June 2019, who is Arsenal’s record signing?
Aubameyang signed for an estimated £55 million, plus a further £5 million in add-ons, on the 31st of January 2018. He signed from Borussia Dortmund, and has gone on to achieve a Premier League golden boot in the 2018/19 season (although he did share this award with Liverpool players Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
How many times have Arsenal won the FA Cup?
Arsenal are the most successful team in English football when it comes to the FA Cup, having won the trophy 13 times over the years since the FA cup was first contested in the 1871/72 season. Altogether the Gunners have won the trophy in 1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015 and most recently in 2017.
Which year was Arsene Wenger appointed Arsenal Manager?
Arsene Wenger started his time as Arsenal Manager in 1996, joining from Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight. Wenger eventually stepped down as Arsenal manager in 2018, and although some were making their dissatisfaction clear towards the end of Wenger’s reign, his successes in the premier league and FA cup speak for themselves.
The team who went on to become Arsenal FC were originally founded under which name?
Arsenal were founded as Dial Square, and were named after the workshops at The Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, which produced weapons and explosives for the British armed forces. The club was formed by fifteen munitions, and soon took on the name of Royal Arsenal, which of course led to their current name.
Between May 2003 and October 2004, how many games did Arsenal go unbeaten?
Arsenal went on an unbeaten streak of an incredible 49 games during this period. The team have of course been given the ‘invincibles’ tag thanks to winning the Premier League without defeat. This was a team which saw legends such as Thierry Henry, and of course manager Arsene Wenger, in their prime.
During his time at Arsenal, how many goals did Thierry Henry score in all competitions?
Thierry Henry scored 228 goals overall for Arsenal, making him comfortably Arsenal’s top goal scorer over the years. Looking further in to Henry’s records reveals how prolific he was across various competitions. He holds the overall goalscoring record, the league goalscoring record, and the European goalscoring record for Arsenal.
In what year did Arsenal win their first league title?
Arsenal first won the first division league title at the end of the 1930/31 season, finishing the season seven points clear with a total of 66 points. This marked the start of a remarkably successful decade in the football league for Arsenal, as they won the first division title in 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1938.
John Jensen played 99 games for Arsenal altogether, how many goals did he score?
John ‘Faxe’ Jensen played for Arsenal in the mid-90’s, and established himself in England thanks to his time as a central midfielder. However, he only scored one goal for Arsenal. He is also famous thanks to his role in Denmark’s 1992 European championship, scoring the first goal in the final against Germany.
Which of these was reportedly buried underneath Arsenal’s previous stadium, in which they played between 1913 and 2006?
According to folklore, the horse and cart of a coalman fell in to the hole which was dug as part of the foundations of the North Bank stand back in 1913. The horse did not survive and was buried where it died.
Which Arsenal player was the first to reach the 100-goal mark for the Gunners?
Jimmy Brain is the answer. He was Arsenal’s top goal-scorer for four seasons in a row in the 20’s, and scored a total of 125 goals for Arsenal across 204 games. Brain also marked the start of this goalscoring record with a goal against bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, scored in an Arsenal win way back in 1924.
Who were Arsenal sponsored by in the 2000-01 season?
During the first century of the new millennium, Arsenal’s shirt sponsors were Dreamcast. These now retro-looking shirts were worn as Arsenal came runners-up in the Premier League and FA cup, although this season did see some big names join the team, with Robert Pires and Sylvian Wiltord marking their debut seasons.
Arsenal lost the FA cup final to which team in 1927, the only time the FA cup has been won by a side based outside of England?
Arsenal lost the FA cup in 1927, although they would soon redeem themselves by winning the first of their many FA cups tournaments. The game ended 1-0, as what looked to be an easy save slipped through the grip of Arsenal goalkeeper Dan Lewis. This final was also the first to feature a rendition of ‘Abide with Me’, which is still sung at every FA cup final to this day.
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