Arsenal Football Club History

The history of each football club is very different and unique. But the history of British clubs has one distinctive feature – experience. Most British football clubs are very old and skilled. They have always stood out against other professional teams. Their players have always been among the best ones.

Today, we’re going to talk about one of the oldest football clubs in Great Britain – Arsenal. It is a dream team for many former and current football players. Probably this will continue to be.

So, what is behind Arsenal’s success?

History of Arsenal

The History of Arsenal

Arsenal is more than a simple football club. It is a part of British football history as a first team since Preston in 1889, which remained unbeaten for a whole season in one of the toughest leagues in the world.

Creation of the Club

Arsenal F.C. was created in distant 1886 by munitions workers at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, England. The original name was given to the club only in a few years. But it didn’t take the root though. And the team was renamed once again in 1893 after becoming a limited company. This time it was a Woolwich Arsenal.

The first and only trophies in South Eastern London were won in 1890 and 1891. In 1903 the team was the first one to become a member of The Football League. The start was successful and the team won promotion to the First Division next year. Despite this fact, the club had multiple financial problems, which led to bankruptcy in 1910. In 1913 came the most disappointing moment in the club’s history – relegation with 3 wins and 18 points to the Second Division. The club was purchased by two businessmen – Norris and Hall – and moved out to the new Stadium in Highbury. The next year the club changed its official name again. This time it became simply The Arsenal.

Due to the new place and First Division football, the attendances rapidly increased as well as the Arsenal’s budget. Over the next few years, the team drastically changed. It was a completely new Arsenal. A new manager – Herbert Chapman – created a new crew. He hired a new trainer and captured young players. Herbert Chapman was probably the most influential figure in the club’s history. The winning team, gathered by Chapman took Arsenal to its first Cup final 1927. The transformed club was ready for new achievements. In 1930 Arsenal got its first national trophy FA Cup with Tom Parker as the captain of the team. This first victory started a new period in the history of unbeaten Arsenal.

For now, Arsenal has the uncountable amount of achievements and rewards. The most remarkable are League Cup in 1986-1987, 1992-1993; FA Cup 1935-1936, 1949-1950, 1970-1971, 1978-1979; UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 1993-1994, etc.

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