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OTD in 2006, Arsenal played PL fixture at Emirates Stadium for the first time

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The Emirates Stadium is the home of Arsenal. And the Emirates Stadium project was completed in 2006 at a cost of £390 million. 

The first player to score at the Emirates in a competitive fixture was Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg after 53 minutes. In the same match Gilberto Silva scored Arsenal's first competitive goal at the ground.

The average attendance for competitive first-team fixtures in the stadium's first season, 2006–07, was 59,837, with a Premier League average attendance of 60,045.