Weapons factory by the end of 1886, workers of The Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, South London, Dial Square football club founded. Vrij quickly became the club renamed to Royal Arsenal . In 1891 joined Arsenal to the Professional Football League and the name was changed to ' Woolwich Arsenal '. Nicknamed ' The Gunners ' was obvious: arsenal, English for Arsenal means weapons factory or Armory. In 1913, the club moved to Highbury in North London district, after which the reference to the Southern District Woolwich from the name was removed.
Arsenal is one of the best performing clubs of England. The club won the title several times in the Premier League, most recently in the 2003/04season, in which the club did not lose all season. Arsenal was the second club since Preston North End that that didn't work either. Preston North End did so in the founding season of the Football League, 1888/89. Like Preston North End got this team from Arsenal the nickname The Invincibles. Arsenal broke the European record by 49 consecutive matches to remain unbeaten. The final defeat was administered by the arch-rival from Manchester, Manchester United.
In 2006 was Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League in the final in the Stade de France in Paris against FC Barcelona. The club had in the semifinals on aggregateVillarreal defeated the Spanish. In the final after the opening goal from Arsenal scored twice in the second half by Barcelona, which Arsenal lost the Cup. It was the first time Arsenal in the final.
Since 1 October 1996, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger . This is Wenger the longest serving and most successful coach in the club history. In addition, he is also currently the longest serving coach in the Premier League.
Arsenal plays at the highest level of English football continuously since 1919 and is record holder. Everton (107 years), Aston Villa (99 years) and Liverpool (95 years) have played more seasons ' top flight ', but are between 1919 and 2011 temporarily downgraded. The FA is counting the years in which the League stopped because of war conditions (1914-1918 and 1939-1945).
The duration record of Arsenal will not be broken. On the second place is the 68 years that Sunderland insisted. With 55 Everton holds place three consecutive seasons.
Final standings in the Premier League from season 1962/63[Edit]Edit
London's Emirates Stadium (previous name: LTU arena), a football stadium, has a capacity of 60.432 spectators. Since 2006 it is home to the football club Arsenal and it replaced the former Arsenal Stadium, better known as Highbury.
The club trains on the Shenley Training Centre in Hertfordshire, a purpose built training facility that was opened in 1999. Used in them the club training fields on a location nearby of the University College of London Students ' Union. Until 1961 was trained at Highbury. The youth teams play their home matches at Shenley, the reserves at Underhill, home of Barnet
The previous Stadium, Arsenal Stadium, commonly known as Highbury, was Arsenal's home from september 1913 until May 2006, when the stadium was closed. Most recently there could 38,500 spectators in that stadium; in the past there was by the presence of plots capacity for 57,000 spectators.
Expansion of Highbury was limited because the East Stand was designated as monument and the other three stands were close to other buildings. These limitations prevented the club in the 90 's of the twentieth century and the first years of the 21st century, are maximizing revenue, making Arsenal threatened to lag behind its competitors in the football fever of that time. Arsenal chose from different possibilities for a new stadium with a capacity of 60.355 spectators at Ashburton Grove, about 500 metres south-west of Highbury; shortly after commissioning, the name was changed at the Emirates Stadium.