Arsenal: The History
Dial Square FC formed at Royal Arsenal Armaments Factory, Woolwich. Name of club changed to Royal Arsenal FC. Nottingham Forest FC loan first set of playing shirts.
Home venue moved to Manor Ground.
Home venue moved to Invicta Ground.
The club embrace professionalism and started season 1891-92 as professionals. Club changed name to Woolwich Arsenal. 1893 Elected to Division 2 of Football League. Home venue changed back to Manor Ground.
Biggest league defeat, 0-8 v Loughborough (A) on 12th December 1896.
Biggest league victory, 12-0 v Loughborough (H) on 12th March 1900.
Finish 2nd in Division 2 of Football League and promoted to Division 1.
FA Cup Semi-Finalists for the first time.
Company went into voluntary liquidation. New company formed.
Relegated to Division 2 of Football League at end of 1912-13 season. Fewest league points in a season 18. Home venue moved to Highbury. First game at Highbury v Leicester Fosse - Arsenal won 2-1. Club changed name to Arsenal FC.
On extension of Division 1 after the war, Arsenal are elected to Division 1 and have never been relegated. Leslie Knighton appointed Manager.
Herbert Chapman appointed Secretary-Manager.
Jock Rutherford becomes oldest Arsenal player at 41 years and 236 days v Manchester City, March 20th 1926. Runners up Football League.
FA Cup Finalists for the first time. Lost to Cardiff City FC 1-0.
FA Cup Winners for the first time. Beat Huddersfield Town 2 -0.
Champions of Football League for the first time (1930-31). Most goals scored in season - 127.
Runners up in Football League. FA Cup Finalists for the third time. Lost 1-2 to Newcastle United.
Champions of Football League for the second time (1932-33)
Herbert Chapman died January 1934. George Allison appointed Managing Director and later, Secretary-Manager. Champions of Football League for the third time (1933-34).
Record attendance at Highbury 73,295 v Sunderland, 9th March 1935. Champions of Football League for the fourth time (1934-35). Ted Drake scored 42 goals - an Arsenal record for one season.
FA Cup winners for the second time. Beat Sheffield United 1-0.
Champions of Football league for the fifth time (1937-38).
George Allison retired. Tom Whittaker appointed Secretary-Manager.
Champions of Football League for the sixth time (1947-48).
FA Cup winners for the third time. Beat Liverpool 2-0.
Champions of the Football League for the seventh time. Gerry Ward becomes the youngest player at 16 years, 321 days v Huddersfield Town, September 22nd 1953.
Tom Whittaker died. Bob Wall appointed Secretary and Jack Crayston appointed Manager. Youth team win South East Counties League Cup.
Jack Crayston resigned. George Swindin appointed Manager.
Billy Wright appointed Manager.
FA Youth Cup Winners. Bertie Mee appointed Manager.
League Cup Finalists for the first time. Lose 0-1 to Leeds United.
League Cup Finalists for the second time. Lose 1-3 to Swindon Town.
European Fairs Cup Winners beating Anderlecht of Belgium 4-3 on aggregate. Football Combination Champions.
THE DOUBLE YEAR - Champions of the Football League for the eighth time and FA Cup Winners for the fourth time. Beat Liverpool 2-1. FA Youth Cup Winners. South-East Counties League Cup Winners.
FA Cup finalists for eighth time. Lose 0-1 to Leeds United. Bob Wall appointed General Manager and Ken Friar appointed Secretary.
Runners up of Football League. FA Cup Semi-Finalists.
Bertie Mee resigns. Terry Neill appointed Manager.
FA Cup finalists for ninth time. Lose 0-1 to Ipswich Town.
FA Cup Winners for fifth time. Beat Manchester United 3-2.
FA Cup finalists for the eleventh time. Lose 0-1 to West Ham United. European Cup Winners Cup finalists. Lose on penalties to Valencia, Spain.
Peter Hill-Wood appointed chairman.
Don Howe succeeds Terry Neill as Manager. FA Cup Semi-Finalists. Ken Friar appointed Managing Director.
Football Combination Champions. Southern Junior Floodlit Cup Winners. David Dein appointed as Vice Chairman.
Don Howe resigns. George Graham appointed Manager.
Littlewoods Cup Winners. Beat Liverpool 2-1.
Littlewoods Cup finalists. Lose 2-3 to Luton Town. FA Youth Cup Winners for the third time.
Champions of the Football League for the ninth time. George Graham named "Manager of the Year".
Football Combination Champions.
Champions of the Football League for the tenth time only losing one game and only conceding 18 goals. George Graham named "Manager of the Year". FA Cup Semi-Finalists. South-East Counties League Champions. Southern Junior Floodlit Cup Winners.
Founder member of the FA Premier League.
Arsenal become the first team to win both the FA Cup and League Cup (Coca-Cola Cup) in the same season, beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 in both finals. David O'Leary sets a record of 722 appearances for Arsenal. The new North Bank Stand opens for the start of the 1993/94 season and Highbury becomes an all seater stadium October 1993.
Arsenal win their Second European Trophy, The European Cup Winners Cup beating Parma, Italy 1-0 in the final in Copenhagen. FA Youth Cup - Winners for the fourth time.
Finalists in the European Cup Winners Cup, Losing 2-1 to Real Zaragosa of Spain after extra-time in Paris. George Graham replaced by Bruce Rioch. Dennis Berkamp becomes record signing for £7.5m from Internazionale.
Bruce Rioch sacked. Stewart Houston leaves. Arsene Wenger appointed Manager and installs Pat Rice as his No 2.