Arsenal was the first club, the game which, the fans were able to see on television. It happened in 1927. Then the TV for the absolute overwhelming number of people was an outlandish novelty, and now, the teams earn millions and even billions of dollars on television broadcasts of their matches.

The history of the emblem

They say that the British, like no one, honor their football traditions. That, however, does not prevent the English clubs from time to time to change the appearance of their emblems. The first story is about London’s Arsenal, which modified its logo almost more than others. According to the official history of the club, the first emblem appeared in 1888. It was decorated with three vertical columns, in which cannons were guessed. The background is simple – the club was founded in London’s Woolwich district, famous for the Royal Arsenal, the Royal Artillery Regiment and many military hospitals. Actually, the name of the club at that time was appropriate – “Royal Arsenal”.

The first emblem change is dated 1922. By that time, Londoners had just become Arsenal, left Woolwich and moved to the north of London – to Highbury. But the gun, as a recognizable brand, was saved. It is not difficult to note that the trunk is directed to the east. But after three years, the gun “turned” to the west. And this direction did not change until 2002.

The third logo existed for nearly a quarter of a century and, according to historians, was modified largely due to the historical phrase of the editor of the official program, Harry Homer. Impressed by the 1947/48 championship season, Homer congratulated all those involved in the victory and completed his appeal with a Latin phrase – Victoria Concordia Crescit, which means “Victory is achieved in harmony” A year later, this motto already flaunted on the new emblem of Arsenal. For the next 53 years, the gunners’ logo remained almost unchanged. The latest version was released in 2001, after which the club was faced with the problem of “copyright”. Or rather, Arsenal could not claim its own logo, which was used by businessmen who issued the “burning” attributes.

As a result, in 2002, Arsenal introduced a new emblem, which still exists today. The gun was again turned eastward, and the logo itself was designed in a modern, simple style.

11 best players of Arsenal in the XXI century

Jens lehmann

“After a couple of conversations with Jens, I realized that this guy either totally fails, or will achieve great success in the club, because he is special,” recalled Arsene Wenger. The trainer turned out to be right in considering Lehmann special and assuming that there would be practically no middle segments in his career at Arsenal. Lehmann collapsed so big that the episode was played on Sky Sports at least 2 weeks after the match; and he achieved such successes that no one can repeat the achievements so far (two stand out particularly: alone won the FA Cup final of 2005 and the dry series on the way to the Champions League final 2006).

There were much more successes than failures – and not all of them can be caught simply by watching him play. Patrick Vieira – the captain at the time of the arrival of Lehmann – believes that Jens single-handedly brought the psychology of the winners in the club to a new level. In the team, according to the French, there were enough players with experience of big wins, but it was Lehmann who added a difficult to perceptible element, which did not allow anyone to relax even for a second while training. Henri agrees: “Sometimes he broke down, sometimes he did not break, but his presence always helped the team.” Wenger, when asked to single out Lehmann’s one quality, also pointed to a winning mentality: “The best quality of Jens was an incredible desire to win. He was a player who was willing to die to win. ”

“I think the fans and the media were surprised by my style. But I fit in so well with the team precisely because I often ran 30-40 meters from the gate. Because of this, we could play with high defense, and moving out of the gate, playing with such quick defenders as Kolo Toure, Ashley Cole, Lauren and Saul Campbell, was very easy. I knew that they had enough speed to save me if I didn’t calculate the jerk,” Lehmann considers himself (in many respects rightly) a revolutionary who is ahead of his time and changed English football. In addition to the unusual role, he brought yoga to Arsenal. All this is enough to win competition from non-peak David Seaman and Peter Cech.

Bakary Sanya

It is true that Sanya was in the national team due to the stability and the absence of a competitor who would eclipse his combination of stability with brightness (Bellerin spent only one full season, Loren was like Sanya, but less held out at a high level). And it’s not true that stability and reliability should be taken for granted and cannot be sung especially when they are achieved despite two fractures of the leg.

Buck spent 7 seasons in the “always plays when healthy.” Several times he could claim the title of best league defender. He was often criticized for his lack of attacking utility; I am not saying that his canopies could not have been, uh, much better, but such criticism without context is a banal misunderstanding of the system in which he played. In the era of Wenger, one flank defender always supported the attack clearly more than the other – until the appearance of Bellerina, the attacking accent was to the left (from Winterburn with Cole to Clichy with Gibbs). In the defense of the peak Sanya was beautiful, let it often manifested itself not in the most obvious way. Wenger aptly stated: “Bakary is a very reliable defender. If we look at the goals we missed, he is less likely to be involved in making mistakes. ”

Sol Campbell

Explaining the transition from Tottenham to Arsenal, Saul said: “I need partners who are damn good at what they do but am ready to fight on the field: fighters and gentlemen at the same time. In football, this is the perfect combination.” He unwittingly described himself.

Despite the mountain of muscles that Campbell willingly used, his main quality was the reading of the game, and the equipment, especially in the first half of his career, allowed him to embark on beautiful and effective raids on another half of the field (the best example is the passage in the match against Argentina for the World Cup 1998). Saul was so good at this image that the Guardian once called him “the master of the art of misrepresentation by his appearance.” Campbell in his prime is definitely the best defender of this team.

Laurent Koscielni

The stories that no one knew Kosseln in England before Arsene Wenger “found” him were a myth. In the summer of 2009, he had before him an offer from Tony Pulis “Stock”. The Welsh guru of defensive football (without a drop of irony) saw the Frenchman potentially the best defender of the club – a dubious compliment, but the guy from the second French division was probably pleased. Koscieli chose to go to the Lorient, from where he moved to the Arsenal a year later.

What is this bike? If the defender is equally highly valued by both Pulis and Wenger, we can safely say that he is as versatile as possible. But this is only a characteristic of style, not level. Its level causes more controversy. In one interview, Laurent accurately formulated the problem: “My fouls led to a number of penalties that were stuck in people’s minds. In my opinion, it has formed a false reputation. They prefer to evaluate a pre-formed image, rather than me. It’s easier for them, but I’ll take it. ”

In an unequal battle with accessibility heuristics, he has no chance, but he has long since convinced everyone who is willing to watch his game, and not to evaluate in the image. Marcel Desailly publicly admitted that Kosseln was better than him (in fact, he only repeated Martin Kioun’s words). Remy Gard assesses him higher than Tiago Silva. For Per Mertesacker, watching Kosyelnya’s game is a delight. Robert Pires, composing the national team of Arsenal players with whom he played or trained, rated Kosyelny higher than Campbell and any other CZ, except Tony Adams. Santi Cazorla is convinced that “there are very few such players in the world like Koscielni”.

Describing the role of Koscielny in the current Arsenal, Wenger used an apt combination of “stabilizes defense”, he also recently noticed that Arsenal with and without Laurent are different teams. The team depends (perhaps even to an unhealthy degree) on Kosseln’s ability to make the right decisions and intercept the ball, boldly moving out of the line. In this he is one of the best in the league, and according to statistics from the last season – and at all the best.

Gael Clichy

Clichy is the archetype of the unsung hero. His best qualities are concentrated in the defense, not in the connections to the attack. Going forward, he rather supports the attack (start up and does it very cleverly), than bears a direct threat. If he is mistaken, it must be bright. Anyone who only looks at highlights rightly considers him a guy who mistakenly ended up in a top club. Plenty of defensive performances and a lot of inconspicuous but clever actions with the ball go past the best moments cuts.

That is why I like it so much (sorry guys, but I like it exactly – even after leaving Arsenal), and therefore the position will cause the most controversy. You cannot get away from direct comparison: of course, Ashley Cole is more talented than Gael Clichy, but during the career at Arsenal, the Frenchman made enough to make the choice between them for such a team. Clichy would be pleased to hear this, because achievement through perseverance is his peculiarity. They knew that he started playing football being right-handed, but when a place on the left flank appeared in the youth team, did he retrain himself?

The choice is very subjective (some will not forget the guy who is inferior only to Ngolo Kante in the percentage of victories) – any answer is appropriate. I will explain my. Firstly, Clichy, unlike Cole, did not have a PR machine that praises any achievements of the English players, but he succeeded in what Cole could not: he became the best player of the season in Arsenal (in general it is rare for a defender). For me, the peak Arsenal Cole vs. Clichy 2007/08 is a clear victory for the second. Secondly, let Clichy take longer to reach a steep level, in the end he played more matches for Arsenal (maintaining impressive stability, of course). Third, “Gael Clichy, Clichy, he’s better than Ash-e-ley!”

Arsenal news: Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri expressed dissatisfaction with the players after losing to Arsenal (0: 2).

“I am very angry with the attitude of the players that we saw today. Difficulties may occasionally occur, but these difficulties need to be responded to much better than we did today. We can’t accept this attitude. It was the same in the match with Tottenham. We thought that we could overcome this problem, but it seems that we really cannot get together for such matches. I don’t suffer defeats, but I don’t especially lose in such a manner,” Surry said on BT Sport.

At the press conference, the specialist also emphasized this problem by switching from English to Italian. “I have a message for the team. I do not want to be mistaken in my English. I am very angry. This defeat happened due to psychology. I can’t accept it. It seems that it’s extremely difficult to motivate these players,” Surry said.