The Arsenal [2015|2016]


The Legend
Arsenal Football Club
Victoria Concordia Crescit


Football League First Division & Premier League [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,

* - Unbeaten

Football Association Challenge Cup [12 | Current Champions | Most All-Time]:
1930, 1936, 1950, 1971,
1979, 1993, 1998, 2002,
2003, 2005, 2014, 2015

Football League Cup [2]:
1987, 1993

Football Association Community/Charity Shield [14 | Current Champions]:
1930, 1931, 1933, 1934,
1938, 1948, 1953, 1991*,
1998, 1999, 2002, 2004,
2014, 2015

* - Shared with Tottenham Hotspur

Mercantile Credit Centenary Trophy [1]:

European Cup Winners' Cup [1]:

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup [1]:

Wartime Titles:
1939–40 [South League 'A'],
1941–42 [London League],
1942–43 [League South]

Doubles [4]:
1970/1971: First Division & FA Cup
1992/1993: FA Cup & League Cup
1997/1998: Premier League & FA Cup
2001/2002: Premier League & FA Cup


13. David Ospina, 26. Emiliano Martínez, 33. Petr Čech, 43. Ryan Huddart,
44. Dejan Iliev

2. Mathieu Debuchy, 3. Kieran Gibbs, 4. Per Mertesacker (vice captain), 5. Gabriel Paulista,
6. Laurent Koscielny, 18. Nacho Monreal, 21. Calum Chambers, 24. Héctor Bellerín,
63. Kristopher da Graca, 73. Stefan O'Connor

7. Tomáš Rosický, 8. Mikel Arteta (captain), 10. Carlos Wilshere, 11. Mesut Özil,
15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 16. Aaron Ramsey, 19. Santi Cazorla (third captain), 20. Mathieu Flamini,
34. Francis Coquelin, 35. Gedion Zelalem, 36. Krystian Bielik, 46. Wellington Silva,
54. Jeff Reine-Adelaide

12. Olivier Giroud, 14. Theo Walcott, 17. Alexis Sánchez, 23. Danny Welbeck,
27. Serge Gnabry, 28. Joel Campbell, 45. Alex Iwobi

Out on loan:
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town; season)
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United; season)
Yaya Sanogo (AFC Ajax; season)
Wojciech Szczęsny (AS Roma; season)
Jon Toral (Birmingham City; season)
Isaac Hayden (Hull City; season)
Shifty Crowley (Barnsley; January 2016)
Chuba Akpom (Hull City; season)


Manager: Arsène Wenger
Assistant Manager: Steve Bould
Coaches: Neil Banfield, Boro Primorac, Gerry Peyton, Tony Colbert, Terry Burton, Steve Gatting, Andrew Rolls, Shad Forsythe
Medical: Gary O'Driscoll (Doctor), Colin Lewin, Ben Ashworth (Physios)
Academy director: Andries Jonker
Kit Manager: Vic Akers
Chairman: Sir John Chippendale "Chips" Lindley Keswick
Chief Executive: Ivan Gazidis
Chief Negotiator: Dick Law


First team matches: Emirates Stadium (60,338); Holloway, London.
Reserve team matches: Meadow Park (4,502); Borehamwood, Herts.
Training: Arsenal Training Centre; London Colney, Herts.


16 - W, 4-0 (Akpom 3, Wilshere) v. Singapore XI [Premier League Asia Trophy | National Stadium; Kallang, Singapore]

18 - W, 3-1 (Walcott, Cazorla, Ozil) v. Everton [Premier League Asia Trophy | National Stadium; Kallang, Singapore]

- Premier League Asia Trophy winners -

25 - W, 6-0 (Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla) Olympique Lyonnais [Emirates Cup | Emirates Stadium; London]

26 - W, 1-0 (Walcott) VfL Wolfsburg [Emirates Cup | Emirates Stadium; London]

- Emirates Cup winners -


Jeff Reine-Adelaïde (RC Lens; undisc.)
Yassin Fortune (RC Lens; undisc.)
Vlad Dragomir (ACS Poli Timișoara; undisc.)
Jordi Osei-Tutu (Reading; undisc.)
Petr Čech (Chelsea; ~£11m)
Donyell Malen (AFC Ajax; free)
Ismaël Bennacer (Arles-Avignon; (~£150k)

Abou Diaby (Olympique Marseille; free)
Ryo Miyaichi (St. Pauli; free)
Semi Ajayi (Cardiff; free)
Carlos Jebb (free)
Austin Lipman (free)
Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town; free)
Josh Vickers (free)
Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray; £2.8m)
George Dobson (West Ham United; undisc.)
Jonatas Centeno (Sheffield Wednesday; free)


The Legend
I don't think we'll get Cech. I'd love to have him, he's a superstar, and that's why Mourinho will never sign off on it.


Red Card - Life
Life Ban
Cech would prefer Arsenal and I'd be willing to let him go where he wants to go out of respect, assuming we aren't getting ripped off too.


Starting XI
Now that the goalkeeper position is secured, all you now need is a top notch striker and a quality defensive midfielder, and then we can talk about title challenge. I just remembered that Kondogbia signed for Inter, he would have been perfect for you guys in my opinion.


Oh and tits.
I don't think so to be honest. I'd rather we signed Toulalan, instead. Want someone in a good age with experience or already has maturity in play in both defensive and offensive phase. Would have been a huge outlay with not the necessary impact.

There are good possible options in Schweini,Vidal,Schneiderlin,Camacho,Krychowiak etc


Starting XI
Yeah you guys have been lacking a real experienced leader on the centre of the pitch for a long time. Like Vieira was, but I think Toulalan is a bit too old already and would only be a quick fix. Could be some sort of a mentor for Coquelin though.

Schneiderlin wouldn't really be a bad option as well as Krychowiak from the names you mentioned. I don't really see Vidal moving anywhere from Juve and he'd be too pricey. Also a quality player who'd fit you guys pretty well is Luiz Gustavo from Wolfsburg. He's quite underrated to be honest. Was great for Bayern and has been quality for his current team as well. Also he's quite versatile and can play as a defensive midfielder, fill in at left-back if required and even in the centre-back role.


Starting XI
Yeah me neither. I'm hoping that Wolfsburg aren't going to sell their key players this summer and manage to keep ahold of them so perhaps they could cause more trouble to Bayern next season and keep things more interesting in the Bundesliga.

Especially De Bruyne, keeping him is essential. They have already strengthened their striking department with the addition of Max Kruse. While Bas Dost went on a ridiculous scoring spree at some point last season, I don't really rate the guy so a proper striker is what they really needed. Kruse is good, but I won't be surprised at all should they sell Dost and get another quality striker.