Welcome to my new story. For this, I shall manage Arsenal FC and aim to end the recent downfall the club have faced, in terms of trophies and talent. In order for this save to become enjoyable, I will set some targets and aims to try and achieve throughout the story:
- Always have at least 2 English players in the starting XI.
- Aim to have a maximum average age of 25 from players on the pitch.
- Use an attacking, but possessive philosophy.
- Spend no more than £100k on wages per player.
- Break as many club records as possible.
So I will be managing Arsenal, but what success have they had so far?
Club Honours:League Champions: (13)
2004, 2002, 1998, 1991, 1989, 1971, 1953, 1948, 1938, 1935, 1934, 1933, 1931
Charity Shield Winners: (12)
2004, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1991, 1953, 1948, 1938, 1934, 1933, 1931, 1930
FA Cup Winners: (10)
2005, 2003, 2002, 1998, 1993, 1979, 1971, 1950, 1936, 1930
League Cup Winners: (2)
European Cup Winner's Cup Winners: (1)
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Winners: (1)
Club Records:Most goals: Thierry Henry (228 goals)
Most goals in a season: Ted Drake (44 goals)
Most goals in a league season: Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie (30 goals)
Most goals in a single match: Ted Drake (7 goals)
Youngest goalscorer: Roman Macek (16 years, 160 days)
Oldest goalscorer: Jock Rutherford (39 years, 352 days)
Fastest Goal: Gilberto Silva (20 seconds)
Most appearances: David O’Leary (722 games)
Youngest first-team player: Dan Crowley (16 years, 53 days)
Oldest first-team player: Jock Rutherford (41 years 159 days)
Most consecutive appearances: Tom Parker (172)
Highest Transfer Fee Received: Cesc Fàbregas (£29.8m to Barcelona)
Highest Transfer Fee Paid: Mesut Özil (£42.5m to Real Madrid)
Over the coming seasons I will hope to break as many records as possible, with updates coming soon on new signings, sales, and the start of the new season.