In 1886 the club was founded by 15 workers at the Royal Arsenal Armaments Factory in Woolwich, London. The team initially called itself Dial Square after the workshops at the center of the factory. Royal Arsenal soon replaced Dial Square before a more permanent name change to Woolwich Arsenal came into effect in 1893. Woolwich was dropped following the move to Highbury in 1913/14. The Gunners eventually moved to Highbury Stadium in North London in 1913. They have continued to paint the town red ever since. The years at Highbury saw the pioneering tactics on Herbert Chapman, the birth of the iconic red shirts with white sleeves in 1933, a 1950 FA Cup win (one of many in the club’s history), the team’s first double in 1970/71, and the 1989 miracle win with a goal by Michael Thomas in the second half’s stoppage time. Under the watchful eye of Arsène Wenger, the winning tradition continues. The Invincibles team in 2003/04 – featuring Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg – went 49 matches unbeaten in the Premier League to set a new record. Arsenal moved to Emirates n 2006, kicking off a new legacy.
About Arsenal F.C.
1970/71: First League and FA Cup double
2002/03: Third time double winner of the League and the FA Cup
2003/04: “The Invincibles,” 49 league matches unbeaten in that season
2006: First London Club in the Champions League Final
2014: FA Cup winners