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 ...
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 ...
in2014: The Arsenal club ends a nine-year trophy drought by winning its eleventh FA Cup, coming from 2–0 down to beat Hull City 3–2 after extra time with goals from Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey
History of the Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC is one of the most successful teams in English football history. Founded in 1886, Arsenal has won 13 Premier League titles and 15 FA Cups, making them the third-most decorated team in England behind only Manchester United and Liverpool. They are also one of five clubs to have never been relegated from the top division since its inception in 1992.
The club's most significant period was during their "Invincibles" season under manager Arsene Wenger when they went unbeaten for an entire 38-game campaign to win their thirteenth league title. This feat had not been achieved before or since by any other team at this level of competition. The squad included players such as Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, and Robert Pires, who were instrumental to Arsenal's success during this period; they remain some of the most iconic names associated with Arsenal today.
In recent years however, despite still competing at high levels domestically and on European fronts, such as UEFA Europa League competitions, it seems that silverware may be hard to come by for Gunners fans due mainly to changes both on and off the pitch leading up until present day - leaving many supporters hoping for a return back into glory days soon!
1919 – Present / Arsenal Football Club
1908 - 1919 / The Arsenal
1893 - 1908 / Woolwich Arsenal
1986 - 1893 / Royal Arsenal
The Gunners - Arsenal Football Club is one of the most successful and iconic teams in the English Premier League. The team has a long history, dating back to 1886 when workers founded it at Arsenal’s Royal Arsenal armaments factory in Woolwich, London. Over its 134-year existence, the club has become known as “The Gunners” due to its association with munitions manufacturing.
The nickname is believed to have originated from an article written by former sports journalist Charles Buchan that appeared in Athletic News magazine on March 11th, 1904. In this piece, he referred to "the gunners" of Woolwich Arsenal FC, who were then playing their home games at Plumstead Common Ground (now known as Manor Way). This name caught on quickly amongst supporters and soon became synonymous with the team - eventually becoming their official nickname!
As well as being associated with munitions production, there are other theories behind why they are called 'The Gunners.' One suggests that it could be because many of their early players came from areas where hunting and shooting were popular activities – such as Scotland or Ireland – while others believe it may have been a reference to how hardworking these men would need to be if they wanted success on the pitch! Whatever the origin story, though, today ‘Gunner' remains one of football's oldest nicknames - something which will undoubtedly remain for generations more yet come!
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
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