Saturday's Premier League game against Stoke City will be the 100th competitive first-team fixture at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have enjoyed some highs - and a few lows - since the ground opened in July 2006 with Dennis Bergkamp's testimonial.

Here, reporter Chris Harris selects his top 10 matches at the Emirates so far. And we want you to have your say too.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and pick YOUR favourite Arsenal game at Emirates Stadium in our online poll.

Arsenal 2-1 Ajax
Dennis Bergkamp Testimonial, 22-7-2006

As one era ended, another one started. The first game at Emirates Stadium was also the last in the career of the legendary Dennis Bergkamp. The stars came out for the Dutch master and a full house paid tribute while they enjoyed a first look around their Club's new home. The result was largely irrelevant but, for the record, Klaas Jan Huntelaar gave Ajax the lead before Thierry Henry and Kanu struck in the second half to give Bergkamp a winning farewell.

Emirates Stadium and Highbury

Arsenal 2-1 Ajax - 2006

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United
Premier League, 21-01-2007

Tottenham and Liverpool had already been beaten at Arsenal's new home when Manchester United visited early in 2007 but this was the first time a big Emirates Stadium game had a big slice of drama. Wayne Rooney put the visitors ahead seven minutes after half-time with a header from Patrice Evra's  cross but Robin van Persie slid in to rifle an equaliser into the roof of the net seven minutes from time. That seemed to be that but even better was to follow as Thierry Henry powered a header past Edwin van der Sar in stoppage time.

06/07 Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United - 2007

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Carling Cup, 31-01-2007

Arsenal reached their first League Cup Final in 14 years at the expense of local rivals Tottenham after this frantic battle at the Emirates. Spurs had thrown away a two-goal advantage in the first leg and Emmanuel Adebayor's 77th-minute goal put Arsenal ahead on aggregate for the first time. But Mido's header forced extra time and cranked up the tension. Jeremie Aliadiere hooked the hosts back in front at the end of the first period and Tomas Rosicky's deflected effort finally finished off Spurs.

06/07 Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Carling Cup Second Leg)

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur - 2007

Arsenal 7-0 Slavia Prague
UEFA Champions League, 23-10-2007

A consummate Champions League display and arguably the night Theo Walcott really established himself in the Arsenal team. The teenager scored twice and ran Slavia ragged from the first minute to the last. Cesc Fabregas and Alex Hleb got the ball rolling before Walcott made it 3-0 before half-time. Arsenal were even better after the break, conjuring up magnificent team goals for Hleb, Walcott and Fabregas. Nicklas Bendtner added a seventh in the dying seconds as Arsenal matched their best ever victory in European competition.

07/08 Arsenal 7-0 Slavia Prague

Arsenal 7-0 Slavia Prague - 2007

Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League, 22-12-2007

Christmas came early for Arsenal fans with this breathless North London derby win over their old foes. Emmanuel Adebayor gave the hosts the lead early in the second half but Dimitar Berbatov levelled and Spurs were on the cusp of leading when they were awarded a penalty. Step forward two new heroes. First Manuel Almunia pushed aside Robbie Keane's spot-kick. Then, 15 minutes from time, Nicklas Bendtner came off the bench to power home a close-range header with his first touch.

07/08 Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur - 2007

Arsenal 0-0 AC Milan
UEFA Champions League, 20-02-2008

Arsenal have had more successful Champions League nights since their ground opened - the win over Villarreal in April springs to mind. But Milan's visit represented the first great European night at the Emirates and the first chance for Arsenal's fans to see some of the continent's stellar names at the stadium. Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Nesta, Kaka, Clarence Seedorf, Andrea Pirlo and Alexandre Pato all started the first leg of this last-16 clash and, despite their glowing reputations, they were lucky to escape with a draw. They would not be so lucky a fortnight later in the San Siro.

07/08 Arsenal 0-0 AC Milan

Arsenal 0-0 AC Milan - 2008

Arsenal 6-0 Sheffield United
Carling Cup, 23-09-2008
If you want value for money, go to Emirates Stadium on Carling Cup night. These ties have a special atmosphere, tickets are cut to a special price and the young Gunners almost always put on a special performance. This game saw Arsène Wenger select the youngest ever side to represent Arsenal and they did him proud. A strong Championship outfit were brushed aside by a vintage display and six goals. Carlos Vela scored a hat-trick on his full debut, Nicklas Bendtner added a brace and Jack Wilshere opened his account for the Club. And it was all done with incredible style.

08/09 Arsenal 6-0 Sheffield United - Bendtner 2nd goal

Arsenal 6-0 Sheffield United - 2008

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United
Premier League, 08-11-2008

The build-up to this game was full of doom and gloom thanks to three games without a win and a fading title challenge. But Arsenal's Premier League hopes were reignited with an outstanding display against the champions in the pouring rain. Samir Nasri got both goals. The first came in the 22nd minute via a deflection, the second via a superb Arsenal passing move just after half time. Rafael’s stoppage-time volley prompted some nervous fingernail-chewing in the dying seconds but the hosts held on to record a famous victory.

08/09 Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United - Samir Nasri

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United - 2008

Arsenal 4-0 Blackburn Rovers
Premier League, 14-03-2009
The day Andrey Arshavin announced his arrival as an Arsenal legend in the making. The little Russian played a part in Andre Ooijer's early own goal and, in the 65th minute, he scored a goal to be proud of. Collecting a pass from Denilson on the left, Arshavin dropped a shoulder, shimmied past Danny Simpson and found the perfect trajectory from the acutest of angles to lift the ball over Paul Robinson and into the top corner. Even more impressively, he managed it despite having stitches in a foot wound at half-time. Emmanuel Eboue grabbed a brace in the closing stages but the day belonged to Arshavin.

08/09 Arsenal 4-0 Blackburn Rovers - Andrey Arshavin

Arsenal 4-0 Blackburn Rovers - 2009

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League, 31-10-2009

You can't beat the feeling of a North London derby victory and this game gave Arsenal fans arguably their happiest minute so far at the Emirates. Half-time was approaching and Spurs had matched their rivals for much of the game but that all changed in the blink of an eye. First Robin van Persie converted Bacary Sagna's cross, then straight from the kick-off Cesc Fabregas won the ball, beat three men and slammed in a second. Cue pandemonium. Van Persie grabbed a third after the break to send the Arsenal fans home very, very happy.

09/10 Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur - Cesc Fabregas

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur - 2009


What's your favourite game at Emirates Stadium?
  • Dennis Bergkamp’s Testimonial 22-07-2006
  • Arsenal 2-1 Man Utd 21-01-2007
  • Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham 31-01-2007
  • Arsenal 7-0 Slavia Prague 23-10-2007
  • Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham 22-12-2007
  • Arsenal 0-0 Milan 20-02-2008
  • Arsenal 6-0 Sheff Utd 23-09-2008
  • Arsenal 2-1 Man Utd 08-11-2008
  • Arsenal 4-0 Blackburn 14-03-2009
  • Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham 31-10-2009

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2 Dec 2009