Saturday, September 9, 2017 3:00 PM
Ashburton Grove, Queensland Road, London, London, N7 7AJ, United Kingdom
Homeground of Arsenal
Event DescriptionThe Arsenal v Bournemouth match is a David and Goliath premier league match. It sees newly promoted Bournemouth face Arsenal, one of the most successful premier league teams.
Arsenal Football ClubArsenal is one of the English football league's most successful clubs. They started out in 1886 at the Royal Arsenal (from which their name comes) in Woolwich, south-east London. In 1890, they went on to join the Football League. They moved to the north of London in 1913, first in Highbury before moving to their current home, the Emirates Stadium in Holloway, North London in 2006. They were one of the original 22 members that formed the Premier League in 1992.
Arsenal have seen success both in England and Europe. They have won:
- 13 League Championships
- 12 FA Cup Titles
- 2 Football League Cup
- 3 League and FA Cup Doubles
- 14 Community Shield Titles
- UEFA Cup Winners Cup
Arsenal's most recent honours saw them win both the FA Cup and the Community Shield in 2015.
When it comes to managers, Arsenal's most well-known managers are George Graham (1986 - 1995) and Arsene Wenger (1996 to date). Between them, they have won a number of English and European competitions.
Arsenal's rivals include fellow North London team, Tottenham Hotspur with whom they have regularly contested the North London derby.
Bournemouth Football ClubNewly promoted to the English Premier League, Bournemouth football club have been around since the late 1800's. They were formerly known by the name Boscombe F.C. before changing it to Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club and finally to its current name, A.F.C. Bournemouth. Their home stadium is the Dean Court Stadium in Boscombe, Bournemouth.
It was in the 1980's with Harry Redknapp as manager that they saw their most notable claim to fame. They were able to beat holders Manchester United in the 1984 FA Cup.
Bournemouth's success in the football league has seen good and bad times. It was in 2008 that Bournemouth saw their darkest time when they went into administration. This meant that they suffered a 10-point deduction that put them in relegation trouble and ultimately moved down to League Two. A resolution of Bournemouth's financial difficulties came in 2009. This was the result of the club being taken over by a consortium.
Since their relegation down to League Two in 2008, Bournemouth steadily made their way back up through the league tiers. The result was that for the first time in their history, they gained promotion to the Premier League by winning the Championship league in 2014-15.