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  • Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club, based in Highbury, London,
  • The club has won 12 FA Cups, a joint-record, 13 League titles, two League Cups, 14 FA Community Shields, 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.
  • They entered the First Division in 1904, and have since accumulated the second most points.
  • Relegated only once, in 1913, they continue the longest streak in the top division.
  • 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. He helped introduce the W M formation, floodlights, and shirt numbers, and added the white sleeves and brighter red to Arsenal's kit.
  • Frenchman Arsene Wenger has been the longest-serving manager, and has won the most trophies in Arsenal's history
  • His teams set several English records, such as the longest win streak, the longest unbeaten run and the only 38 match season unbeaten.
  • In 1886, Woolwich munitions workers, founded the club as Dial Square.
  • In 1913, the club crossed the city to Arsenal Stadium in Highbury.
  • They became Tottenham Hotspur's nearest club, commencing the North London derby.
  • In 2006, they moved down the road to the Emirates Stadium.
  • Arsenal earned €435.5m in 2014 15, with the Emirates Stadium generating the highest revenue in world football.
  • In 2016, Forbes estimated the club was the second most valuable in England, worth $2.0 billion.
  • Arsenal are nicknamed 'The Gunners' because they were formed by a group of cannon makers at the Woolwich Arsenal in 1886.
  • Arsenal is the only league team still in existence that has never been relegated.Arsenal has been in top flight English football since 1919-1920.
  • Arsenal completed the 2003–04 FA Premier League campaign unbeaten. Their league record was 26 wins, 12 draws and 0 losses, over 38 games in total.
  • Continuing into the 2004-05 season, Arsenal eventually went 49 Premier League games unbeaten, which was a new record for the most consecutive league games without defeat, the sequence coming to an end with a controversial 2–0 defeat to Manchester United.
  • The Premier League commissioned a special gold version of the Premier League trophy to commemorate Arsenal's achievement.
  • Arsene Wenger became the first foreign manager to lift the Premiership title, when Arsenal won it in the season of 1997-98.
  • Arsenal is the first English team to beat Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu, Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena and AC Milan at San Siro.
  • Arsenal are the first and only British side to defeat both Milanese teams 'FC Internazionale' and 'AC Milan' at the San Siro - 5-1 (UEFA Champions League group stage , 25 November 2003), 2-0 (UEFA Champions League second round second leg, 4 March 2008) respectively.
  • Arsenal became the first team to win the League Cup and FA Cup in the same year, 1993.
  • Arsenal has the record of keeping a clean sheet for 10 consecutive Champions League matches. They went exactly 995 minutes without conceding a goal.
  • Arsenal’s match against Sheffield United on 22nd January 1927 at Highbury, was the first ever English league match to be broadcasted on the radio. An exhibition match between their first team and the reserves held on 16th September 1937 was the first ever football match to be televised live.