Premier League A-Z: Arsenal

Premier League A-Z: Arsenal

We look at our 2020/21 opponents.

Leeds United are returning to the Premier League for the 2020/21 season after being crowned Sky Bet Championship champions.

There is much anticipation, with the Whites heading back into the top-flight for the first time in 16 years.

Ahead of the campaign, which is due to begin on 12th September,  we take a closer look at our Premier League opponents in our A-Z.

 

 

 

Name: Arsenal

 

Nickname: The Gunners

 

Founded: 1886

 

Manager/head coach: Mikel Arteta

 

Major Honours:

First Division/Premier League winners (13): 1930–31, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1937–38, 1947–48, 1952–53, 1970–71, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04

FA Cup winners (14): 1929–30, 1935–36, 1949–50, 1970–71, 1978–79, 1992–93, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2019–20

League Cup winners (2): 1986–87, 1992–93

FA Charity/Community Shield winners (15): 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1991 (shared), 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2015, 2017

European Cup Winners' Cup winners (1): 1993–94

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup winners (1): 1969–70

 

Ground: Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium

 

Stadium capacity: 60,704

 

Distance from Elland Road: 191 miles

 

2019/20 league position: 8th (Premier League)

 

2019/20 top league goal scorer: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (22)

 

2020/21 Premier League title odds: 50/1

 

2020/21 Premier League relegation odds: 100/1

 

Previous encounters: 120

 

Leeds United wins: 41

 

Draws: 32

 

Arsenal wins: 47

 

Last time at home:

Wednesday 19th January 2011

FA Cup third round replay

Leeds United 1 (Johnson 37)

Arsenal 3 (Nasri 5, Sagna 35, van Persie 76)

Bradley Johnson

 

Last time away:

Monday 6th January 2020

FA Cup third round

Arsenal 1 (Nelson 55)

Leeds United 0

Patrick Bamford

 

Did you know? 

- Leeds United defeated Arsenal in both the 1968 League Cup final and 1972 FA Cup final

- Arsenal are the only team to have won the Premier League title undefeated, a feat achieved in the 2003-04 season

- Arsenal won the 2019/20 FA Cup and are the most successful team in the competition with 14 titles

 

From the photo archive:

Dennis Bergkamp & Lucas RadebeTuesday 11th May 1999- Dennis Bergkamp and Lucas Radebe battle for the ball at Elland Road.

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