ARSENAL F.C.
Founded: 1886


Also Known As:
DIAL SQUARE (1886)
ROYAL ARSENAL (1886-93)
WOOLWICH ARSENAL (1893-1914)
THE ARSENAL (1914-19)
ARSENAL (1919-)




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ARSENAL F.C. (Football Club)
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BRIEF HISTORY of ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB (reproduced from 'Wikipedia' pages)

Arsenal Football Club were formed as Dial Square in 1886 by workers at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, south-east London, and were renamed Royal Arsenal shortly afterwards. The club were renamed again to Woolwich Arsenal after becoming a limited company in 1893. The club became the first southern member of the Football League in 1893, starting out in the Second Division, and won promotion to the First Division in 1904. The club's relative geographic isolation resulted in lower attendances than those of other clubs, which led to the club becoming mired in financial problems and effectively bankrupt by 1910, when they were taken over by businessmen Henry Norris and William Hall. Norris sought to move the club elsewhere, and in 1913, soon after relegation back to the Second Division, Arsenal moved to the new Arsenal Stadium in Highbury, North London; they dropped "Woolwich" from their name the following year. Arsenal only finished in fifth place in the second division during the last pre-war competitive season of 1914–15, but were nevertheless elected to rejoin the First Division when competitive football resumed in 1919–20, at the expense of local rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal appointed Herbert Chapman as manager in 1925. Under his guidance Arsenal won their first major trophies – victory in the 1930 FA Cup Final preceded two League Championships, in 1930–31 and 1932–33. Chapman died suddenly of pneumonia in early 1934, leaving Joe Shaw and George Allison to carry on his successful work.

Under their guidance, Arsenal won three more titles, in 1933–34, 1934–35 and 1937–38, and the 1936 FA Cup while also becoming known as the "Bank of England club." After the war, Arsenal enjoyed a second period of success under Allison's successor Tom Whittaker, winning the league in 1947–48 and 1952–53, and the FA Cup in 1950. Their fortunes waned thereafter; unable to attract players of the same calibre as they had in the 1930s, the club spent most of the 1950s and 1960s in trophyless mediocrity. Even former England captain Billy Wright could not bring the club any success as manager, in a stint between 1962 and 1966. Arsenal began winning silverware again with the surprise appointment of club physiotherapist Bertie Mee as manager in 1966. After losing two League Cup finals, they won their first European trophy, the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. This was followed by an even greater triumph: their first League and FA Cup double in 1970–71. This marked a premature high point of the decade; the Double-winning side was soon broken up and the following decade was characterised by a series of near misses, starting with Arsenal finishing as FA Cup runners up in 1972, and First Division runners-up in 1972–73. The club enjoyed their best form since the 1971 double, reaching a trio of FA Cup finals (1978, 1979 and 1980), and losing the 1980 European Cup Winners' Cup Final on penalties. The club's only success during this time was a last-minute 3–2 victory over Manchester United in the 1979 FA Cup Final, widely regarded as a classic.

Arsenal won the League Cup in 1987, which was followed by a League title win in 1988–89, won with a last-minute goal in the final game of the season against fellow title challengers Liverpool. Arsenal won another title in 1990–91, losing only one match, won the FA Cup and League Cup double in 1993, and a second European trophy, the European Cup Winners' Cup, in 1994. The club's success in the late 1990s and first decade of the 21st century owed a great deal to the 1996 appointment of Arsθne Wenger as manager. Wenger brought new tactics, a new training regime and several foreign players who complemented the existing English talent. Arsenal won a second League and Cup double in 1997–98 and a third in 2001–02. In addition, the club reached the final of the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup (losing on penalties to Galatasaray), were victorious in the 2003 and 2005 FA Cups, and won the Premier League in 2003–04 without losing a single match, an achievement which earned the side the nickname "The Invincibles". The feat came within a run of 49 league matches unbeaten from 7 May 2003 to 24 October 2004, a national record. Arsenal finished in either first or second place in the league in eight of Wenger's first eleven seasons at the club. As of July 2013, they were one of only five teams, the others being Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, and Manchester City, to have won the Premier League since its formation in 1992. Arsenal had never progressed beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League until 2005–06; in that season they became the first club from London in the competition's fifty-year history to reach the final, in which they were beaten 2–1 by Barcelona. In July 2006, they moved into the Emirates Stadium, after 93 years at Highbury. Arsenal reached the final of the 2007 and 2011 League Cups, losing 2–1 to Chelsea and Birmingham City respectively. The club had not gained a major trophy since the 2005 FA Cup until 17 May 2014, when Arsenal beat Hull City in the 2014 FA Cup Final, 3-2.


CLUB FACTS & INFORMATION

Official Name
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Arsenal F.C.
Club Nickname
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The Gunners
Year Founded
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1886 (130 years ago)
English County
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Greater London (city)
Current Ground
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Emirates Stadium
Ground Location
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London, England
Inner-city District of Holloway
(London Borough of Islington)
Club's Owner
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Arsenal Holdings plc
Club Chairman
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Sir Chips Keswick
Current Manager
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Arsθne Wenger
Current League
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Premier League
Last Season
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Premier League, 2nd place


HOME COLORS

Red & White
AWAY COLORS

Yellow & Dark Blue
INTERESTING STADIUM FACTS & INFORMATION


EMIRATES STADIUM
Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park
London, N5-1BU England


OPENED: ......... July 22, 2006
SURFACE: ........ Desso GrassMaster
COST: .............. $470 Million
CAPACITY: ...... 60,432
RECORD: ......... 60,161 (2007 vs Manchester United)
OWNER: ........... Arsenal Holding plc
OPERATOR: ..... Arsenal F.C.
FIELD SIZE: ...... 114 x 74 yards (104 x 68 meters)



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