Mikel Arteta emphasised that there is no hidden formula behind Arsenal's recent achievements as he commended his team after their triumph over Newcastle.
Arsenal are a football club from North London who compete in the Premier League.
Formation and early history
In 1893, Royal Arsenal became Woolwich Arsenal in another renaming of the club. In 1893, they rose to the Football League, becoming the first southern club to do so. In 1904, they were promoted to the First Division, the top tier of English soccer.
Herbert Chapman era
Tom Whittaker and the post-war period
Whittaker died of a heart attack while still in charge of Arsenal in 1956. His autobiography, The Arsenal Story, was posthumously released the next year.
Bertie Mee and George Graham years
Graham led Arsenal to the title in 1988/89 and again in 1990/91. The 1988/89 success was the inspiration for Nick Hornby's best-selling autobiographical book, Fever Pitch, which became a successful film.
Graham was sacked in 1995 after it emerged he had taken an illegal £425,000 payment from Norwegian agent Rune Hauge in relation to Arsenal's 1992 signings of John Jensen and Pal Lydersen.
Arsene Wenger era
Unai Emery endured a disappointing year-and-a-half in charge of Arsenal after replacing Wenger. He was unable to lead them to UEFA Champions League qualification and the Gunners lost the UEFA Europa League final 4-1 to Chelsea. Emery was sacked after a disappointing start to the 2019/20 season.
Freddie Ljungberg took interim charge of Arsenal before Mikel Arteta became the next head coach. Arteta led the Gunners to FA Cup final success in 2020 but endured a slow start to the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.
This lacklustre start continued as the Gunners failed to reach the Europa League final, losing 2-1 to Unai Emery's Villarreal in the semi-final. Arteta's season went from bad to worse as Arsenal missed out on European football for the first time in 25 years, finishing in a disappointing eighth place.
After a terrible start to the 2021/22 campaign, they were bottom after three games, Arsenal managed to hoist themselves into the European qualifying places by November.
Premier League title challengers again
Following on from their impressive season, Arsenal made a bold statement in the 2023 summer transfer window by signing West Ham captain Declan Rice in a British record £105million deal.
Arsenal's biggest rivals
In August 2018, Stan Kroenke became the sole shareholder after buying out Alisher Usmanov's shares for £550million.
Arsenal recorded an operating loss of £45.5million for the year ending May 2022, an improvement on the £107.3m loss the previous year.