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ARSENAL
CURRENT GROUND
   
     
EMIRATES STADIUM
 
LEAGUE RECORD
First Match: August 19th, 2006 1-1 v Aston Villa (60,023)

Highest Attendance: 61,839 v Fulham (3-1) (April 29th, 2007)
Lowest Attendance: 59,084 v Bolton Wanderers (4-2) (January 20th, 2010)
Biggest Home Win: 7-1 v Blackburn Rovers (59,643) (February 4th, 2012)
Biggest Home Defeat: 1-4 v Chelsea (60,075) (May 10th, 2009)
 
Number of League games played at Emirates Stadium by Arsenal: 156

The club moved here from Highbury in 2006 and the first League goal at the stadium was scored by Olof Mellberg of Aston Villa in the 53rd minute of the first match.
 
Home ground from
August 1st, 2006
to
current

 
PREVIOUS GROUNDS
 
HIGHBURY
 
LEAGUE RECORD
First Match: September 6th, 1913 2-1 v Leicester Fosse (20,000)
Last Match: May 7th, 2006 4-2 v Wigan Athletic (38,359)
Highest Attendance: 73,295 v Sunderland (0-0) (March 9th, 1935)
Lowest Attendance: 4,554 v Leeds United (0-3) (May 5th, 1966)
Biggest Home Win: 9-1 v Grimsby Town (15,751) (January 28th, 1931)
Biggest Home Defeat: 2-6 v Sheffield United (30,000) (March 26th, 1921)
 
Number of League games played at Highbury by Arsenal: 1,691

Following its move here from Manor Field the club name was changed to Arsenal FC in 1914 and, despite finishing only fifth in Division 2, was elected into Division 1 from Division 2  in 1920. The first match to be broadcast on radio was the 1-1 draw between Arsenal and Sheffield United played here on January 22nd, 1927. The club moved to the Emirates Stadium in 2006.

 
Home ground from
September 5th, 1913
to
July 31st, 2006

 
LYTTLETON GROUND
 
LEAGUE RECORD

All games played:
March 9th, 1895 3-3 v Leicester Fosse (4,000)
 

The match was played here due to the Manor Ground being closed for five weeks following a crowd disturbance at the Burton Wanderers fixture on January 26th, 1895.
 
Temporary home ground from
March 8th, 1895
to
March 10th, 1895

 
PRIESTFIELD STADIUM
 
LEAGUE RECORD

All games played:
February 23rd, 1895 3-0 v Burton Swifts (5,000)
 

The match was played here due to the Manor Ground being closed for five weeks following a crowd disturbance at the Burton Wanderers fixture (1-1) on January 26th, 1895.
 
Temporary home ground from
February 22nd, 1895
to
February 24th, 1895

 
MANOR FIELD
 
LEAGUE RECORD
First Match: September 2nd, 1893 2-2 v Newcastle United (10,000)
Last Match: April 26th, 1913 1-1 v Middlesbrough (3,000)
Highest Attendance: 32,850 v Aston Villa (1-0) (October 8th, 1904)
Lowest Attendance: 600 v Loughborough (12-0) (March 12th, 1900)
Biggest Home Win: 12-0 v Loughborough (600) (March 12th, 1900)
Biggest Home Defeat: 0-5 v Liverpool (9,000) (October 28th, 1893)
 
Number of League games played at Manor Field by Arsenal: 343

The club was elected into the Football League Division 2 in 1893 as Woolwich Arsenal FC. The ground was closed for five weeks following a crowd disturbance at the Burton Wanderers fixture on January 26th, 1895 and home games were played at Priestfield Road and The Lyttelton Ground. In 1913 the decision was taken to re-locate to Islington, some ten miles away, and establish Highbury Stadium.
 
Home ground from
August 1st, 1893
to
April 27th, 1913

 
INVICTA GROUND
   

No League Games played.
 

The Invicta Ground saw a marked change in football in the South of England when Arsenal became the first Southern club to go professional in 1891. The ground itself was probably the best in the south at that time with a grandstand and terracing surrounding a decent pitch. The club was shunned by other Southern clubs but their application to join the League in 1893 was successful and they never looked back. Unfortunately, the landord of the Invicta Ground increased the rent from Ł200 to Ł350, resulting in the club moving back to Manor Field, which they bought for Ł4,000. Their last game at the Invicta was on 29th April 1893 when they lost 1-0 to Stoke City.
 
Home ground from
September 1st, 1890
to
May 31st, 1893

 
MANOR FIELD
 
LEAGUE RECORD

No League Games played.
 

Arsenal's first spell at Manor Field (later named Manor Ground) only lasted for one season. Although an improvement on the Sportsman's Ground it was still very basic, and when an estimated 10,000 fans turned up for the London Charity Cup final on 5th April 1889 it was clear the club would need to find a proper ground. At this time they were borrowing wagons from the barracks for fans to stand on and using the Railway Tavern as changing rooms. They played their last game here on 3rd May 1889.
 
Home ground from
August 1st, 1888
to
June 30th, 1889

 
SPORTSMAN'S GROUND
   

No League Games played.
 

Arsenal leased this former pig farm until the end of the 1887/88 season when they moved next door to Manor Field. Both were on the edges of Plumstead Marshes but the Sportsman's Ground suffered particularly badly from waterlogging. Arsenal were by now attracting several thousands fans but the Ground offered no facilities and may not even have been fully enclosed.
 
Home ground from
September 30th, 1887
to
February 12th, 1888

 
PLUMSTEAD COMMON
   

No League Games played.
 

This was Arsenal's first ground, although it was just a pitch marked out on the Common with goalposts carried from a local back-garden. Three local pubs were used as changing rooms and the ever ambitious Arsenal were pretty soon on the look-out for a proper ground. Only 5 games were played on the Common, which was badly rutted due to the Royal Artillery exercising their horses on it. Arsenal moved to the Sportsman''s Ground at the end of the 1886/87 season.
 
Home ground from
January 8th, 1887
to
June 30th, 1887

 

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