These are some of the most amazing Arsenal facts in the Premier League
Arsenal have racked up some interesting statistics and facts in their 23 uninterrupted years in the English Premier League.
The 2014–15 season will be Arsenal's 23rd season in the Premier League and 95th consecutive season in the top flight of English football. It is the ongoing record for the longest uninterrupted period in the top flight.
Arsenal also hold the record for the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League at 49 games, and are the only team to have gone an entire Premier League season unbeaten in 2003–04.
Arsenal capture of Chilean forward Alexis Sánchez from Barcelona for around £30m is the second largest transfer fee the club had paid for a single player at the time of the transfer and was the marquee signing fans had been calling for.
The largest transfer fee the club has ever paid for a single player is £40million for the transfer of Mesuit Ozil from Real Madrid.
Arsenal’s new 60,361-capacity stadium at Ashburton Grove, since named the Emirates Stadium, was completed in July 2006, in time for the start of the 2006–07 season.
Arsenal's longest-running and deepest rivalry is with their nearest major neighbours, Tottenham Hotspur; matches between the two are referred to as North London derbies.
Arsenal finished in either first or second place in the league in eight of Wenger's first eleven seasons at the club, although on no occasion were they able to retain the title
The Gunners won the Premier League in 2003–04 without losing a single match, an achievement which earned the side the nickname "The Invincibles". The feat came within a run of 49 league matches unbeaten from 7 May 2003 to 24 October 2004, a national record.
Thierry Henry is the club's top goalscorer with 228 goals in all competitions between 1999 and 2012, having surpassed Ian Wright's total of 185 in October 2005.
Wright's record had stood since September 1997, when he overtook the longstanding total of 178 goals set by winger Cliff Bastin in 1939. Henry also holds the club record for goals scored in the League, with 175, a record that was previously held by Bastin.
Arsenal also set a Champions League record during the 2005–06 season by going ten matches without conceding a goal, beating the previous best of seven set by A.C. Milan. They went a record total stretch of 995 minutes without letting an opponent score; the streak ended in the final, when Samuel Eto'o scored a 76th-minute equaliser for Barcelona.
There have been eighteen permanent and five caretaker managers of Arsenal since the appointment of the club's first professional manager, Thomas Mitchell in 1897. The club's longest-serving manager, in terms of both length of tenure and number of games overseen, is Arsène Wenger, who was appointed in 1996.
Wenger is also Arsenal's only manager from outside the United Kingdom.