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Full name Arsenal Football Club
Nickname(s) The Gunners
Founded October 1886; 136 years ago (1886-10) as Dial Square
Ground Emirates Stadium
Ground Capacity 60,704
Owner Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
Chairman Sir Chips Keswick
Head coach Mikel Arteta
League Premier League
2018–19 Premier League, 5th of 20
Third colours

Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The club has won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, two League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields, the only League Centenary Trophy, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Arsenal was the first club from the South of England to join The Football League, in 1893, and they reached the First Division in 1904. Relegated only once, in 1913, they continue the longest streak in the top division, and have won the second-most top-flight matches in English football history. In the 1930s, Arsenal won five League Championships and two FA Cups, and another FA Cup and two Championships after the war. In 1970–71, they won their first League and FA Cup Double. Between 1989 and 2005, they won five League titles and five FA Cups, including two more Doubles. They completed the 20th century with the highest average league position.

Herbert Chapman won Arsenal's first national trophies, but died prematurely of pneumonia in 1934. He helped introduce the WM formation, floodlights, and shirt numbers, and added the white sleeves and brighter red to the club's kit. Arsène Wenger was the longest-serving manager and won the most trophies. He won a record seven FA Cups, and his title-winning team set an English record for the longest top-flight unbeaten league run at 49 games between 2003 and 2004, and in 2003-04 going an entire season unbeaten for the first time in modern history, receiving the nickname The Invincibles.

In 1886, Woolwich munitions workers founded the club as Dial Square. In 1913, the club crossed the city to Arsenal Stadium in Highbury, becoming close neighbours of Tottenham Hotspur, and creating the North London derby. In 2006, they moved to the nearby Emirates Stadium. In terms of revenue, Arsenal is the ninth highest-earning football club in the world, earned €487.6m in 2016–17 season. Based on social media activity from 2014 to 2015, Arsenal's fanbase is the fifth largest in the world. In 2018, Forbes estimated the club was the third most valuable in England, with the club being worth $2.24 billion.


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.

Arsenal won the First Division and Premier League 13 times and the FA Cup 10 times. They are the only British club to have been the subject of a feature film.

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.

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