Arsenal’s FA Cup victory, May 2014.
- Most Trophies
Of course, football originated from England but surely not in 2005. 13 League titles, 11 FA Cups, 2 European Cups and 2 League Cups, summing up to 28 major Trophies stand as an unequalled haul of trophies in London, which Roman Abramovich’s decade of billions have not been able to usurp, with just 19 trophies to boast. Chelsea’s total trophy count has only managed to reach the heights achieved by Wenger alone. But while they may claim to rub shoulders on the trophy cabinet, 17 consecutive top four finishes is yet to be achieved, not just by any London team, but by any in the whole of England. Please, don’t start with the Champions League talk, Nottingham Forest have more.
- The Queen’s Club
How about judging the majesty of a club by the prestige of her supporters? Well, per the environs of England and the entire British Isles, it doesn’t get bigger than the Queen herself, does it? “You can have no bigger fan in England than the Queen, and Arsenal can lay claim to that honor”. Add Jay-Z, and Prince Harry to that list, and you see a club beaming with not just loyal fans but Royal ones too.
- Delightful Stadium
Widely acclaimed to be one of the most beautiful Stadia in the world, the Emirates stands like the sun in the face of the likes of Stamford Bridge and White Heart Lane, casting it’s magnificent shadow over them. With a capacity of over 60,000 seats, with ample space for expansion, it’s about 20,000 large than Chelsea’s Bridge, and is the favourite of the Brasil National team, prior to the renovation of the Maracana. Modern stadia are taking their cues from the world-class, cutting-edge innovations at the Emirates.
- Respectful Coach
From “Arsene who?” to the longest serving manager still in the League, Arsene Wenger is not only the most erudite in the division but one who knows his place and keeps it respectively, unlike he who comes on public TV to make silly remarks about a colleague thinking, he knows too much because he’s managed a few period of success. Mirror’s John Cross would tell you Wenger can discuss probably any topic with you ranging from Music, Politics or any Sport at all, something you’d have to travel the world around to find. Just a reminder, he’s the only manager in London to be: IFFHS World Coach of the Decade, 2001 – 2010, Inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame, Officer of the British Empire – One Arsene Wenger, OBE
- FA Cup Champions
And then, there is the small matter of being the only team in London to have had a trophy in their first team photo shoot this summer.
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