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Chelsea beats Arsenal 4-1 to make Champions League - USA Today
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Stan Kroenke has added a couple more shares to his Arsenal holding. Photograph: Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images Stan Kroenke has purchased a further small amount of Arsenal shares, with the American billionaire's total holding remaining at 28.3% of the...
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View of the Entrance to the Arsenal, by Canaletto, 1732.

An arsenal is an establishment for the construction, repair, storage and issue of weapons and ammunition. The word arsenal appears in various forms in Romance languages (from which it has been adopted into the Germanic languages), i.e. Italian arsenale, Spanish arsenal etc.; Italian also has arzana and darsena, and Spanish a longer form atarazanal. The word is of Arabic origin, being a corruption of dar as-sina'ah, "house of trade" or "manufacture". Alternative derivations, such as arx navalis, "naval citadel", arx senatus (i.e. of Venice, etc.), have been discounted. For Early Modern Europe, the Arsenal was the Venetian Arsenal.

A first-class arsenal, which can furnish the material and equipment of a large army, embraces a gun factory, carriage factory, laboratory and small-arms ammunition factory, small-arms factory, harness, saddlery and tent factories, and a powder factory; in addition it must possess great store-houses. In a second-class arsenal the factories would be replaced by workshops. The situation of an arsenal should be governed by strategic considerations. If of the first class, it should be situated at the base of operations and supply, secure from attack, not too near a frontier, and placed so as to draw in readily the resources of the country. The importance of a large arsenal is such that its defences would be on the scale of those of a large fortress.

The usual subdivision of branches in a great arsenal is into storekeeping, construction and administration. Under storekeeping we should have the following departments and stores: Departments of issue and receipt, pattern room, armoury department, ordnance or park, harness, saddlery and accoutrements, camp equipment, tools and instruments, engineer store, timber yard, breaking-up store, unserviceable store. Under construction: Gun factory, carriage factory, laboratory, small-arms factory, harness and tent factory, powder factory, etc. In a second- class arsenal there would be workshops instead of these factories. Administration: Under the head of administration would be classed the chief director of the arsenal, officials military and civil, non-commissioned officers and military artificers, civilian foremen, workmen and laborers, with the clerks and writers necessary for the office work of the establishments.

In the manufacturing branches are required skill, and efficient and economical work, both executive and administrative; in the storekeeping part, good arrangement, great care, thorough knowledge of all warlike stores, both in their active and passive state, and scrupulous exactness in the custody, issue and receipt of stores. Frederick Taylor introduced command and control techniques to arsenals.

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FC Arsenal Kyiv

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FC Arsenal Kyiv (Ukrainian: ФК "Арсенал" Київ) is a professional football club in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

In the 1950s, a different club under the same name Arsenal Kiev won the 1958 Ukrainian SSR Championship. However in 1963 the club was renamed to "Temp Kiev" and folded a few years later. The current Arsenal club originated from the first CSKA Kyiv team. This club was originally founded in 1934 in Kharkiv under the name UVO Kharkiv and had moved a year later to Kiev and renamed BO (Budynok ofitseriv) Kiev. In 1947-1956 the team was called OBО Kiev and in 1952, under this name, the team reached the semifinal stage of the Soviet National Cup. In 1957 the team played under the name ОSK Kiev, in 1957-1959 – SKVО Kiev and in 1960-1971 – SKA Kiev. In 1972 the team moved to Chernihiv and changed its name to SK Chernihiv and had moved back to Kiev in 1976 as SKА. In 1981-1982, the team had its last Soviet First League stint at the second level of Soviet football. In 1992 the team was renamed to ZS Оriyana and to CSK ZSU in 1993. In 1994 the team had merged with FC Borysfen Boryspil under the name CSKA-Borysfen Boryspil.

The club currently participates in the Ukrainian Premier League, where it has appeared since the 1995-96 season.

In 1996 two teams split into CSKA Kyiv and FC Borysfen Boryspil.

The club has also managed to appear in the domestic cup's finals twice (1998 and 2001), losing both times: first against city-rivals FC Dynamo Kyiv and then against FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

After the 2001 season, CSKA Kyiv underwent another reformation. Its first team was bought out by the city's government, changing the club's name from CSKA to Arsenal.

The club's greatest achievements include a successful UEFA Cup run in the season of 2001-02, defeating the now defunct Finnish side FC Jokerit and Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade.

While under the city government's ownership, Arsenal has struggled financially, resorting to loaning many of its first squad players. The city had decreased funding to the club significantly as it sought to reduce its numerous sports holdings. In May 2007, it was announced that the club would be demoted due to financial issues, however soon afterwards it was revealed that Arsenal would be purchased by Ukrainian oligarch, Vadym Rabynovich. The new owner started actively financing the club and its transfers. In January 2009 the Mayor of Kiev Leonid Chernovetskyi bought FC Arsenal Kiev for 1 Hryvnia from Rabynovich, Chernovetskiy’s 30-year-old son Stepan will be the club’s president.

For recent transfers, see List of Ukrainian football transfers summer 2008 and List of Ukrainian football transfers Winter 2008-09.

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FC Arsenal Kharkiv


FC Arsenal Kharkiv is a professional football team based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Arsenal Kharkiv currently plays in the Druha Liha B in Ukraine.

Prior to 2005, current Ukrainian Premier League club FC Kharkiv was also known as FC Arsenal Kharkiv. The club at "Arsenal-Bavaria" stadium. The infrastructure of the club has a reserve squad (Arsenal-2) which competes in the Kharkiv Oblast League and Sports school with numerous junior teams.

The club has a possession of two stadiums Arsenal-Spartak Stadium (former Spartak) and Arsenal-Bavaria Stadium (former stadium of local rope factory). Also the club has a complex of four fields with a synthetic surface called Arsenal-OPEN. Arsenal-Spartak has capacity of 1500 people, but it's planned to enlarge it to 8000 by 2010; Arsenal-Bavaria has a capacity to accommodate 2300 spectators.

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Arsenal L.F.C.

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Arsenal Ladies Football Club are an English women's football club affiliated with Arsenal FC. Founded in 1987, they are the most successful club in English women's football; the team have won the FA Women's Premier League ten times, the FA Women's Cup nine times, the Women's Premier League Cup ten times and Women's Community Shield five times. In 2006-07 they won all three major domestic trophies and the UEFA Women's Cup to complete a unique quadruple, as well as winning every single game of their League season.

The club were founded in 1987 by Vic Akers, the kit manager for the Arsenal men's team, who today is still the club's general manager. They won their first major honour, the Women's League Cup in 1991-92. Later in 1992 they became founder members of the FA Women's Premier League and won the inaugural title; as of 2008 they have won 10 of the 16 League titles, and finished as runners up three times – the most of any club – and have won five titles in a row between 2004 and 2008.

As of 2008 Arsenal have won the FA Women's Cup nine times, and the Women's League Cup nine times. This includes four League and FA Women's Cup Doubles, in 1994-95, 2003-04, 2005-06 and 2007-08, and three domestic Trebles, in 1992-93, 2000-01 and 2006-07. Arsenal have represented England a total of six times in the UEFA Women's Cup, and had previously reached the semi-finals twice (in 2002-03 and 2004-05).

The 2006-07 season was Arsenal's most successful ever, having won not just all three domestic trophies but also the 2006-07 UEFA Women's Cup, beating Umeå IK in the final 1-0 on aggregate; this was the first time any British club has won the competition. This win was all the more remarkable because Arsenal's opponents were full-time professional players, whereas most of the Arsenal team had full-time jobs. Additionally, Arsenal won all 22 games they played in the Premier League that season, scoring 119 goals and conceding just 10. In recognition of the achievement, the team were honoured with The Committee Award by the Sports Journalists' Association in the 2007 Sports Journalists' Awards.

Arsenal were unable to retain their European crown in 2007-08, after being knocked out by Olympique Lyonnais in the quarter-finals, but reached the League Cup Final (losing to Everton). They ended the season on a high however, winning the league for the fifth season in a row with 20 wins and 2 draws from their 22 games. In May they won the womens F.A. Cup, beating Leeds 4-1 in the final. Arsenal's last League defeat came against Charlton Athletic on October 16 2003, meaning the club have been unbeaten in the league for more than five years, reaching 100 league games unbeaten in October 2008. During that spell, Arsenal won a record 51 league games in a row, in a spell between November 2005 and April 2008.

Initially founded as an amateur side, Arsenal Ladies turned semi-professional in 2002. Many of the club's players represent their international side; four of the first team, including England's biggest women's football star, Kelly Smith, were in the England squad for the 2005 European Championship. Ten of the current squad have played for England at the highest level; the club also boasts internationals for Wales, Scotland and Republic of Ireland, with a total of fifteen members of the current squad having represented their country.

Arsenal LFC also operate a reserve team, which is mainly formed from Academy players. The reserves have won four FA Women's Premier Reserve League titles and five FA Women's Premier Reserve League Cups in their history.

Arsenal Ladies play most of their home matches at Meadow Park, home of Isthmian League side Boreham Wood, in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. It has a capacity of 4,502, although attendances for most league matches are in the hundreds. Some home games are played elsewhere; some of Arsenal's UEFA Women's Cup matches are played at Clarence Park, home of St Albans City, and county cup and reserve matches, are played at Parkfield, home of Potters Bar Town.

The Ladies side have the full backing and support of Arsenal Football Club. David Dein, former vice-chairman of Arsenal F.C., held the position of club President until he left the club on 18 April 2007, and was replaced by Keith Edelman, Arsenal's managing director, until his departure from the club on May 1, 2008.

A number of the playing staff are employed by Arsenal to develop and co-ordinate the women's teams and club Academy. Ties between the two are close; sponsorship by Emirates and Nike is shared, and the Ladies club have been entitled to play at Arsenal's home stadium (Highbury until 2005-06, Emirates Stadium since then).

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Source : Wikipedia