Arsenal FC is a football club based in London that currently plays in the English Premier League. Since the start of the nineteenth century, the Club has become a trendsetter in the global football. An overview of the history of “The Gunners”.
The early years
Arsenal Football Club was founded in 1886 by workers at a weapons factory, under the name Dial Square. Shortly thereafter, renamed Royal Arsenal, a reference to the local pub and weapons factory. Due to various successes started the Club in professional football in 1891. From that time it was called Club Woolwich Arsenal, where the weapons factory was located. Woolwich Arsenal began in the English Second Division. After years of steady growth, managed to promote the Club in 1903 to the top English League. However, the location of the Woolwich Arsenal was not very appropriate. This resulted in low audience, so that the Club was in financial trouble. The feeling was that there was a move necessary. In 1913, shortly after a demotion, Woolwich Arsenal moved to a site in Highbury, North London, in the borough. This was also the name of the new stadium for the Club. Within two years after the move changed its name to Arsenal FC.
The success of the thirties
1925 Herbert Chapman appointed manager. With the revolutionary training and tactics, Chapman managed to get the first major success for Arsenal. When the 1930 English Cup was won, followed the Championship in 1931 and 1933. Herbert Chapman was also the brain behind the name change of the local Metro station, “Gillespie Road” to “Arsenal”. This is the only subway in the world specifically named after a football club. After Chapman died suddenly in 1934 from pneumonia, was followed by three Championships in 1934, 1935 and 1938. After World War II led to an unwelcome interruption in English professional football.
The period of 1940-1980
After the war, there was a brief period of success that lasted until 1953. From the moment Arsenal are no longer able to attract top players, which followed a long period with no major awards. From the late sixties began the Arsenal success culminated with the “double” in 1971. Now that success has been achieved, but fell apart, and the rest of the seventies, a period in which Arsenal were often outside the prices fall. The only success was the English Cup in 1979.
In 1986 returned former player George Graham as Manager of Arsenal. Return led another period of success. Led by Graham’s Arsenal won several awards, including the Championship in 1989 and 1991, and the European Cup winners ‘ Cup in 1994. Graham’s reputation was seriously injured when it was announced that he adopted a premium if a vehicle for two of his few customers to Arsenal. George Graham was sacked this 1995.
But the successor to Graham Bruce Rioch, who after a year already resigned due to a conflict with the Board. Arsenal surprised many people in 1996 by appointing the relatively unknown coach Arsene Wenger.This proved to be a great success. Wenger brought new tactics, new training, and a few foreign players.This was soon on prices, as in 1998 and 2002, won both the League title and the Cup. In 2004, Arsenal won the League title by remaining unbeaten throughout the season. The team that Wenger achieved this was nicknamed “The Federal”.
In 2006 Arsenal FC moved from antiquated Stadium Highbury to the ultra-modern Emirates Stadium. This move was not popular with fans, but necessary in order to continue to compete financially with other European clubs. The final price that Arsenal managed to win again, dating from 2005, which increases the pressure on Wenger.
Facts and honor roll of Arsenal FC
- Adopted: 1886
- Stadium: Emirates Stadium, London
- Nickname: The Gunners
- Club colors: red and white
- Best scorer all-time: Thierry Henry
- First Division/Premier League titles:: 1930?? 31, 1932?? 33, 1933?? 34, 1934?? 35, 1937?? 38, 1947??48, 1952?? 53, 1970?? 71, 1988?? 89, 1990?? 91,?? 98 1997 2001?? 02,?? 04, 2003
- FA Cup titles:: 1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005
- League Cup titles:: 1986-87, 1992-93
- Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: 1969-1970
- European Cup winners ‘ Cup: 1993-1994
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