The stadium opened its gates in 2006 and has been home to Arsenal football ever since. It's one of London's most popular venues, and had a construction cost of nearly £400million.
There are 152 executive suits around the ground, giving ample space to watch legendary match occasions like Thierry Henry's goal marking the first ever score in the stadium during the opening friendly between Arsenal and Ajax. But how's this for hitting several milestones at once? October 23rd, 2011, Stoke City are hosted by Arsenal on the stadium's centenary Premier League game. It's also Arsenal's 150th competitive game at their home ground and, to top it all off, Robin Van Persie scored his 200th Premier League goal there that day.
Pulling out Arsenal's record archive, we can tell you that their highest home win in the Premiership (one of England's major football league tournaments) was during 2005 and 2006 when they beat both Everton and Middlesbrough 7-0.
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- Drayton Arms, London, N5 1NG
- Courage Arms
- Twelve Pins, 263 Seven Sisters Rd,
Finsbury Park, North London
- The Blackstock, Seven Sisters Rd, London, N4 2DL
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