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Formed as Dial Square at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich in 1886, Arsenal moved to Holloway in north London in 1913 due to financial difficulties, before setting up at the iconic Highbury Stadium. The appointment of innovative coach Herbert Chapman in 1925 proved a landmark moment, and the Gunners gained their first significant silverware under his leadership. Further trophies followed under Tom Whittaker after the Second World War, and with George Graham as manager, before the arrival of Arsene Wenger in 1996, who became the club's most successful head coach ever. Under the Frenchman's command, the club claimed three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, famously going unbeaten throughout the 2003-04 'Invincibles' season.
How Arsenal handle the Frenchman's departure will be key to the next few years. Wenger yielded an almost unprecedented sway over all aspects of the club during his tenure, and redistributing responsibilities will prove an immense challenge. Arsenal, of course, are all too aware of Manchester United's collapse at the end of the Sir Alex Ferguson's era, and will be keen to avoid making the same mistakes.
After a sixth place finish in 2018, Arsenal fans will be hoping that their side can bounce back in the 2018/19 campaign and finally make a challenge at winning a title they last claimed in 2004; though, a return to the top four would be seen as a good start for Emery. With some excellent bit of summer transfer business being mooted, there’s never been a more exciting time to see the likes of Mesut Özil, Alexandre Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action.
With the challenge of competing in four competitions again (albeit at a lower level in Europe than the club would have expected) next season, Arsenal are almost certain to dip into the transfer market again before this summer's World Cup. The signing of Stephan Lichtsteiner should prove to be a smart bit of business. The experienced full back's arrival signals an end to Arsenal's reluctance to sign players over 30, and adds much needs leadership, experience and quality.
Boss Unai Emery is still getting his feet under the table though, and that could cause significant delays in pursuing his preferred targets. Whether Arsenal will sign any big names this summer remains to be seen, but even without Champions League football on the table, it won't be difficult to attract Europe's elite to the Emirates.
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