Arsenal FC is a professional English football club. It’s frequenter of the English Premier League and one of the most titled clubs in the country.
The birth of FC Arsenal
The official date of foundation of the team is 1886. The workers of the artillery plant, in order to pass the time and brighten up the gray days, decided to create an amateur football team. Color of form is red. The history is silent about why it is red. Its first match, Arsenal played on December 11, 1886. The first game brought Arsenal and the first victory with a score of 6-0. After 5 years, in 1891, Arsenal took another important step in development, the club received professional status. So, with the light hand of several people, a team appeared that was destined to win the hearts of fans all over the world.
Arsenal in the years 1900 – 1960s
The first significant success in England came in 1904. The team won its place in the first division of the English Football League. The following years were a succession of victories and defeats, when the club then slipped into the second league, then again returned to the society of the strongest teams. In 1930, the club won the England Cup for the first time and in 1931 the national championship. The period between 1940 and 1970 was a rather mixed time. The club then preached offensive football then proceeded to the frankly defensive game. More than half of the main team did not return from the war, and Arsenal, in fact, was built anew. Naturally, such shocks affected the results, and fans, more and more often saw their favorites, in the middle and at the end of the standings.
Arsenal in 70 – 80 years
There comes a new time. In 1970, the London Arsenal truly declared itself in the international arena. The first trophy in European competition was the conquest of the UEFA Cup. A year later, the “gunners” made a golden double in the championship. During this decade, Berti Mi, Terry Neal and George Gram worked with the team. The Gunners again reminded that they are one of the best teams in England, constantly fought for high places and raised a whole galaxy of outstanding players.
Arsenal in 1990 – 2010s
90 years – a special milestone in the development of Arsenal. First of all, it is connected with the name of the new tutor of the club – Arsene Wenger. Wenger was virtually unknown in Europe, although he was recognized as the best coach in Japan. Many perceived it as a dark horse, and few understood the meaning of this assignment. However, skeptics waited a cruel blow. Arsene Wenger completely changed the club. It was he who instilled in the team the current, attacking and combinational style of play, thanks to which, Arsenal can no longer be confused with any team on the planet. The era of the French coach, this is the era of spectacular victories. Wenger was more than a coach. He decided to move to a new, modern and spacious stadium, instead of the old one, which brought excellent financial profits. What money means in modern football, I think it is not worth explaining.
During this period, Arsenal really became a grandee, not only of English, but also of European football. There is not a single team in the world that could state with confidence that Wenger’s team is not afraid. Londoners are respected by all rivals, without exception, as they can beat anyone. The glorious history of the club continues in our days, and we are living witnesses of how Arsenal fits into it, new and new pages.
One of the best players of Arsenal
When lazy fans discuss the problems of Arsenal, the first thing they mention is the lack of a player for the “role of Vieira”. When a group of non-lazy fans wrote a book about the club, it was named after Vieira. Paddy has become a mythical figure, around which legends merge with reality. A good example of a half-true myth: Vieira as the best player in the history of Arsenal. True, he was so cool in a comprehensive midfield role, that we were ready to believe that he was a supporter, boxing box, playmaker and Roy Keane’s personal nightmare. Patrick performed each of these duties at a brilliant level.
The exit victory over Man City (2: 0) in January 2015 was stuck in memory as one of the best and clearly the most defensive performance of Arsenal in recent years. Santi Cazorla was the star of the match, and he was praised primarily for dancing around the players of the City, although he did the work in the support zone regularly.
It is impossible to imagine a match in which Santi will not be able to enjoy the game. Even if the team closes in the penalty area and owns the ball 35% of the time, he manages to do something clever and beautiful. At the same time he never enjoys tricks for the sake of tricks, and his every action is effective. Therefore, he is not only in the top 2 most spectacular players of the current Arsenal, but also in the top 1 most important.
Mesut Ozil believes that Santi notices things on the field that others do not see (probably the highest degree of praise according to Mesut). Alexis Sanchez said that he was very happy to play with Santi on the same team (probably the highest degree of praise for Alexis). Having reviewed the mountain of quotes while preparing for the text, I didn’t find a single player who wouldn’t admire the total biped of Cazorla (he still remains and works on the “weak left foot” for an hour and a half after each workout). Cazorla loves fans. Partners love Cazorla even more. Cazorla love when he plays. Cazorla is the best Spaniard in the history of Arsenal.
There could be a paragraph that Sanchez is almost perfect, and his only drawback is the desire to play, even when it is better to take care. The paragraph is about how many people consider him the best player of the club since Henri. Something about his beautiful dogs and a lot of quotes from admired partners and rivals (my Pocket on the tags “Sanchez”, “Ode” gives out 96 saved links). All this makes little sense. Sanchez is playing now he is one of those whose virtues you immediately notice. He is very cool and deserves a place in the team.
“Pires is a great example of how important it is for a player to find a position that is ideally suited to his qualities. He has an incredible peripheral vision, so on the right he was an ordinary player, and on the left flank he turned into a world-class star. On the left he noticed everything, on the right he didn’t see anything,” Arsene Wenger shared his secret.
Robert’s long adaptation is a famous story, but when the optimal role was found, he overshadowed everyone. I remember well the talk of Arsenal fans that he is the best player in the world and a contender for the next Golden Ball, before a sad injury in 2002. Yes, yes, even before the Twitter era, Arsenal had extremely emotional fans (on the other hand, even Owen was awarded the award). In any case, it is significant that the Peak Peak was so clearly rated higher than other stars of that Arsenal. Wenger called it “command engine fuel.” David Dane stressed that he “improves the level of any match in which he participates.” Pires called that segment the best in his career, explaining: “I played my best football; I did everything I tried to do.” Unfortunately for George Boateng, this is pure truth. The segments before this season and after the injury were less steep, but only in comparison with the space standards that Robert set in the 2001/02 campaign.
Probably no one ever gave such a strong season in an Arsenal T-shirt like Dennis in 1997/98. In each of the seasons of the new century, he was over 30, so Mesut Ozil has a small chance to argue for leadership if he extends the contract (it’s not worth thanks for the idea, Ivan). Dennis and Mesut are remarkably similar. “He’s not the player you want to see in a match that your life depends on, but he’s the player you want to see the most before dying,” a phrase written by Simon Cooper about Bergkamp can be described as both. But Dennis had an underestimated side, which the pre-season bike 2003/04 perfectly describes. The team passed fitness tests; the 34-year-old Bergkamp was the third fastest in the whole team – faster than Cole, Pires and Wiltor.
Incredible professionalism was the third component of his greatness. “Once I was watching his training from the outside. He participated in the exercise on the accuracy of the pass. During the 45-minute workout, he did not give any bad pass. He made no mistakes, achieved a 100 percent result. It was like art. In a sense, this provided me with the answers I had been looking for. The drive and concentration of Bergkamp opened my eyes. At that moment I realized what a long way I had to go if I wanted to reach this level. Since then, I laid out on all 100% in every training exercise. Because I wanted to be like Bergkamp,” Robin van Persie admired.
The first two components of greatness were brilliantly formulated by Arsen: “Intellect and class. A class is usually associated with what you can do with a ball intelligence is the ability to use technology in an efficient manner. There are people with a large vocabulary who do not say smart things, but Bergkamp football-wise has an incredible vocabulary and speaks very cleverly. Behind his every action lies intelligence.” It is significant: describing the goal to “Newcastle” in 2002 in his autobiography, Dennis stressed that for him the trick was only “the fastest way to the goal”. “The impudence and magnificence of the goal on the lips of Bergkamp are ignored so much that it even becomes ridiculous. Efficiency is rarely so attractive,” Daniel Story, the author of a great book on football legends commented.
A couple of paragraphs about Bergkamp are rarely short (as is any prayer), but it seems it’s time to wrap up. Mesut Ozil is the closest thing in world football to Dennis. And Dennis is the original version of the divine manner of playing football.