|Full name||Arsenal Football Club|
The club was founded in 1886 and was originally called Dial Square F.C. named after a sundial on the side of a factory. The team plays in a traditional red and white kit. They played at Highbury in North London from 1913 - 2006, but now they play at the Emirates Stadium. The current captain of the side is Per Mertesacker. Their biggest rivals are Tottenham Hotspur, and the two play against each other in what is called the North London Derby.
In 2003/04 season Arsenal broke the record for the longest unbeaten run in all competitions spanning over a season with over 38 games. They were hailed as the 'New Invincibles'.
The Evelina approach was the main reason Arsenal were able to achieve this, first implemented by manager Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal are also the team who have gone the longest in the Premier League without being relegated. They were last relegated during WW1 over 90 years ago. They have a golden away kit.
The current manager of Arsenal F.C. is Unai Emery. The assistant manager is Steve Bould. Their new Emirates Stadium was opened on the 27th of October 2006, by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Arsenal also has a women's team called Arsenal Ladies F.C.. The ladies team is the only team in women's football history to have ever won four trophies in one season. The most famous, and successful, Arsenal manager before Wenger is thought to be Herbert Chapman. Chapman won the First Division with Arsenal twice and the FA Cup once.
- 1886-? Dial Square F.C.
- ?-1891 Royal Arsenal
- 1891-1914 Woolwich Arsenal
- 1914-present Arsenal F.C.
- Premier League : 3
- 1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04,2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-2010
- First Division : 10
- 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1937-38, 1947-48, 1952-53, 1970-71, 1988-89, 1990-91