Special Sub-Topic: The Gooners
|How many goals did Thierry Henry score in his career at Arsenal?|
226. Henry scored 226 goals in his career at Arsenal (he scored 174 goals in 254 Premier Lague games). He joined Arsenal from Juventus in 1999, and left for Barcelona in 2007.
|Which player brought Arsenal the title in the last minute at Anfield 1989?|
Michael Thomas. On 26th May 1989 Arsenal went to Liverpool needing a 2-0 win (oe 3-1, as long as it was by a two goal margin), to clinch the title. This created a unique situation where the 2 teams still in with a chance of the title played each other for the League Championship, in their last game of the season.
W D L F-A GD pts
22 10 5 65-26 +39 76 Liverpool
21 10 6 71-36 +35 73 Arsenal
The odds were against them as Liverpool hadn't lost by 2 goals at home in years. Alan Smith glanced in a header early in the second half, 0-1 .. and with the Liverpool bench in triumphal mode as the game entered the last minute, Arsenal launched one last attack, and the rest is history.
W D L F-A GD pts
22 10 6 73-36 +37 76 Arsenal
22 10 6 65-28 +37 76 Liverpool
|What was Arsenal's teamname, when they were founded in 1886?|
Dial Square. Arsenal were founded as Dial Square but the name was changed to Royal Arsenal shortly after (in the same year). They then changed to Woolwich Arsenal in 1891, and Woolwich was dropped in 1914.
|What was the final score in the 1979 FA Cup Final against Manchester United, regarded as one of the greatest (cup final) games ever? |
3-2. Arsenal was up 2-0 with 5 minutes to go, only for Manchester United to score twice (Gordon McQueen and Sammy McIlroy). Alan Sunderland scored the winner for Arsenal in the last minute.
|Which Arsenal player was an inspirational figure in Spain's success at Euro 2008?|
Cesc Fabregas. Fabregas was a lethal force for Spain at Euro 2008, scoring in the group stages against Greece, and setting up two goals in the semi-final against Russia.
|How many games did David O'Leary play during his career at Arsenal?|
722. David O'Leary played a whopping 722 games (558 of these were league games) in his career at Arsenal, from August 1975 to May 1993. He established a new record in November 1989, when he broke George Graham's record of 661 appearances.
|When did Arsenal move from the Manor Ground to Highbury?|
1913. Highbury used to hold 60,00 people but in the 1993-94 season it was forced down to 38,000. The record attendance at Highbury was set on 3rd March 1935: 73,295 v Sunderland, Division One.
|When did Arsenal move from Highbury to Emirates Stadium?|
2006. Arsenel amoved at 93 years at Highbury. Emirates Stadium is sometimes known as Ashburton Grove or just the Grove.
|Who scored Arsenal's only goal in the 2006 Champions League final?|
Sol Campbell. Barcelona took the title with two goals in the last quaryer of an hour, against a 10-man Arsenal (Jens Lehmann was sent off in the 18th minute). Sol Campbell rose powerfully to meet a free-kick in the 37th minute. Barcelona score din the 76th and 80th.
|Champions League Final 2006 v. Barcelona: Jens Lehmann was sent off in the 18th mnute. But who did his replacement, Manuel Almunia come on for?|
Robert Pires. It was an underserving end to Pires's illustrious Arsenal career. He moved to Villareal.
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