Statues to be unveiled for Arsenal 125th anniversary

The 125th anniversary of Premier League football club Arsenal is set to be marked with the unveiling of three statues outside the team’s north London stadium.

BBC News reported that the representations of Tony Adams, Thierry Henry and Herbert Chapman will be unveiled on Friday (December 9th) in “prominent positions” around the Emirates ground.

There is some debate about the exact date that the club was founded, but it is generally agreed that it was in late 1886, so Gunners fans may be tempted to hire out event spaces for a celebration before the year is up.

For Arsenal, the unveiling of the three statues is a nod towards the club’s history, with Adams and Henry representing its more recent period of success, while Chapman was manager during the team’s first era of dominance in the 1930s.

Mail Online noted that Arsenal’s 125th anniversary celebrations have not been limited to the art pieces; their latest kit features reference to the landmark and a film entitled Forever Forward was produced alongside Nike.

Starting out as Dial Square, the club soon changed their name to Royal Arsenal and then Woolwich Arsenal, before eventually dropping the Woolwich from their name in the early 20th century.