Arsenal are based in Holloway in North London (the Emirates stadium is just less than four miles from White Hart Lane - the ground of Arsenal’s local rivals, Tottenham Hotspur).
Arsenal hold the record for staying in the top division (the First Division, then the Premier League) for the longest, uninterrupted time and have the trophies to show for it. Over the years they have won 13 League title and 10 FA Cups.
In recent years, Arsenal enjoyed success during two periods. In the late 1980s / early 1990s, under the guidance of George Graham, Arsenal won two League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup. In 1996, Arsene Wenger was appointed as manager and Arsenal finished league winners or runners-up in eight out of his first eleven seasons with the club.
Arsenal are now one of three teams (Manchester United and Chelsea being the other two) fighting to be Premier League winners every year – the other teams are slightly behind. What makes Arsene Wenger’s achievements so unique compared to teams like Chelsea is that he has spent wisely, often buying cheaper younger players and building a cohesive team that lasts.
The Emirates Stadium has been Arsenal’s home since their move from Highbury in 2006. It is therefore one of the most up to date stadiums in Britain. A tour of the Emirates (which includes a visit to the Arsenal Museum) costs £12 for adults, with concessions paying £6. Entry into the Museum (with no tour) costs around half of this. ‘The Armoury’, Arsenal’s flagship shopping store is open 9.30am – 5.30pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-5pm (Sat) and 10am – 4pm (Sun).
Getting to the Emirates Stadium:
BY ROAD - If arriving from the North, follow the M6 onto the M1 and exit at J2 (follow signs for Holloway / Central London / A1.
- The A1 merges into the Great North Way after a mile and, after another mile, take a slight left onto the North Circular Road.
- After ½ a mile, take a right into Falloden Way. Continue to follow the A1 for 3 ½ miles and then turn left into Sandridge Street.
- After 1 ½ miles, take a sharp left turn into Hornsey Road.
- Take the third exit at the roundabout towards Ashburton Grove.
- If arriving from the South, exit the M3 at J2, taking the M25 towards the M4/M1.
- At J15, take the M4 exit and keep right, following signs for the M4 (you will merge with the M4 after about 9 miles).
- Exit onto the A4 towards Chiswick.
- At the Chiswick roundabout, take the first exit onto the A406 (North Circular Road).
- Follow the A406, taking a slight right into Falloden Way after another 9 miles.
- Continue directions as above from Falloden Way.
The nearest main line station is London Kings Cross, from where you can catch a connection to Finsbury Park station - a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium (note that Drayton Park station, although near to the ground, is closed at weekends. Arsenal (Piccadilly Line) is the nearest tube station, just a few minutes from the Emirates. After leaving the tube station, turn right and follow Drayton Park Road to the stadium.
The nearest airport to the Emirates Stadium is London Heathrow (19 miles away). The Heathrow tube station connects with the Piccadilly Line, allowing easy access to the Emirates (see above).
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