Arsenal FC popularly known as  “The Gunners” is an English professional football club based in London. 

The Emirates Stadium
The Emirates Stadium

Arsenal is always in the news for buying and selling big players. The club has many fans all over the world and is followed closely. During their time in the Champions League, you’ll agree that the Champions league odds were very attractive.

Here are 8 reasons why Arsenal FC is popular:

1) Arsenal FC Has a Long and Rich History 

Its history dates back to 1886 when it was founded by workers at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, south-east London. The club’s name was changed to just Arsenal in 1913 after it moved to Highbury. 

Since then, they have won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, and 15 Community Shields. They are also the second most successful side in English history. This puts Arsenal as one of the most popular clubs. 

They also have the most famous nickname, “The Gunners”. This makes the players and fans proud of the club’s history.

2) The Club Has a Large and Passionate Fanbase 

Arsenal fans are some of the most passionate in the world. They are known for their strong support home and away. This was evident when they moved from Highbury to Emirates Stadium in 2006. 

The move saw many fans leave the club, but the majority remained loyal. This has helped make Arsenal one of the most popular clubs in the world. 

Currently, Arsenal has more than 113 million fans and competes with other teams like  Manchester United for the title of the most popular football club.

3) The Club Has a Strong Financial Backing 

Arsenal is one of the richest clubs in the world. They are backed by Stan Kroenke, who is worth $8.3 billion. This financial backing has helped them to compete with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea. It has also helped them to buy some of the best players in the world.

4) The Club Has a Great Team Spirit 

Arsenal is known for its strong team spirit. This was evident when they came from behind to beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final in 2005. The team spirit was also evident when they won the Premier League in 2003. 

By winning the league Arsenal got more fans and people started to like the club more. Even sponsors wanted to be a part of the club.

5) The Club Has a Great Youth System 

Arsenal is known for its great youth system. This was evident when they won the FA Youth Cup in 2000 and 2001. The club has produced many great players such as Cesc Fabregas, Ashley Cole, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. 

This shows that the club is not only popular but also has a bright future. Unlike other clubs, Arsenal is known to produce talents and not buy them like other teams.

6) The Club Has a Great Manager 

Arsenal has had many great managers such as Arsene Wenger and George Graham. However, their most successful manager is Wenger. 

He has been in charge of the club since 1996 and has helped them to become one of the most successful clubs in England. He has also helped the club to produce many great players. 

Currently, the arsenal is under Mikel Arteta who is also doing a great job with the team.

7) The Club Has Many Celebrity Fans 

Many celebrities are fans of Arsenal FC. These include Will Smith, Idris Elba, and Snoop Dogg. This helps to increase the popularity of the club as it helps to attract new fans. 

It also helps to raise the profile of the club. More celebrities are joining Arsenal as fans and marketing the team globally.

8) The Club is Always in the News 

Arsenal is always in the news for buying and selling big players. This was evident when they sold Robin van Persie to Manchester United in 2012. They also made headlines when they bought Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in 2013. 

This helped to increase the popularity of the club as it made people interested in them. Currently, players like Saka and Lacazette are some of the big names on the team. These players have helped to make Arsenal a strong team and also increase their popularity.

Verdict

Arsenal FC is a popular club for many reasons. These include their long and successful history, their large and passionate fan base, their strong financial backing, their great team spirit, their great youth system, and their great manager. 

They also have many celebrity fans which help to increase their popularity. If you are looking for a club to support, then Arsenal FC is a great choice.

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