In 1913, soon after relegation back to the Second Division, Woolwich Arsenal moved to the new Arsenal Stadium in Highbury, North London. This saw their third change of name: the following year, they reduced Woolwich Arsenal to simply The Arsenal. In 1919, The Football League voted to promote The Arsenal, instead of relegated local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, into the newly enlarged First Division, despite only listing the club sixth in the Second Division’s last pre-war season of 1914–15. Some books have speculated that the club won this election to division one by dubious means. Later that year, The Arsenal started dropping “The” in official documents, gradually shifting its name for the final time towards Arsenal, as it is generally known today.
The club metamorphosed during the long tenure of manager Arsène Wenger, appointed in 1996. New, attacking football, an overhaul of dietary and fitness practices, and efficiency with money have defined his reign. Accumulating key players from Wenger’s homeland, such as Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry, Arsenal won a second League and Cup double in 1997 – 1998 and a third in 2001 – 2002.
Arsenal was the first club from the South of England to join The Football League, in 1893, and they reached the First Division in 1904. Relegated only once, in 1913, they continue the longest streak in the top division, and have won the second-most top-flight matches in English football history. In the 1930s, Arsenal won five League Championships and two FA Cups, and another FA Cup and two Championships after the war. In 1970 – 1971, they won their first League and FA Cup Double. Between 1989 and 2005, they won five League titles and five FA Cups, including two more Doubles. They completed the 20th century with the highest average league position.
1919 – Present / Arsenal Football Club
1908 – 1919 / The Arsenal
1893 – 1908 / Woolwich Arsenal
1986 – 1893 / Royal Arsenal
The Gunners, The Gooners
The Gunners – Arsenal Football club was founded in 1886 in London. Football enthusiast David Danskin (first ever Arsenal captain) and his friends and co-workers in the ammunition factory, founded the club.
Many modern age Arsenal fans call themselves The Gooners, which is a derivation from the original nickname.
Premier League / 13
2004, 2002, 1998, 1991, 1989, 1971, 1953, 1948, 1938, 1935, 1934, 1933, 1931
FA Cup / 13
2017, 2015, 2014, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1998, 1993, 1979, 1971, 1950,1936, 1930
Premier League – FA Cup Double / 3
2002, 1998, 1971
2006 – Present / Emirates Stadium
1913 – 2006 / Highbury
1893 – 1913 / Manor Ground
1890 – 1893 / Invicta Ground
1888 – 1890 / Manor Ground
1887 – 1888 / Sportsman Ground
1887 / Plumstead Common
2011 – Present / Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
*Blue is this team’s history