Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England. Arsenal plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The club has won 13 league titles (including one unbeaten title), a record 14 FA Cups, two League Cups, 16 FA Community Shields, the League Centenary Trophy, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
Arsenal Football Club began life in the South-East London suburbs of Woolwich and Plumstead when a group of predominantly Scottish workers at the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory decided to form the Dial Square football team in late 1886. The first game of the club was against a team called Eastern Wanderers on the 11th December 1886. The game was played on a piece of open ground that someone had found on the Isle of Dogs. Apparently the pitch was shapeless with one portion being described as a ditch by some and as an open sewer by others.
Still, history says that Dial Square won the game 6-0. This result filled the players with enthusiasm and resulted in a meeting at the Royal Oak, next to Woolwich Arsenal Station, on Christmas day 1886.
Soon after, when the name Royal Arsenal FC was adopted at the meeting at The Royal Oak, they began playing on Plumstead Common, only to move to the Sportsman Ground, a former pig farm next to The Plumstead Marshes, 1887. The poor state of this field (one can only imagine the effect of a sliding tackle on a former pig farm!) led to Royal Arsenal FC moving on to the adjacent Manor Field in 1888 for two seasons.
In 1891, the club changed its name again, this time to Woolwich Arsenal, playing at their first proper venue, the Invicta Ground. The remains of terracing are today still visible in some of the back gardens in Hector Street, Plumstead. Finally, after having moved back again to the Manor Field, a playing field was found in Highbury, North London, in 1913, opposite Gillespie Road Tube Station. It has been the monumental home of Arsenal ever since. In 1932 the name of the station was changed to Arsenal, the only station in the country to be named after a football team.
In 1895 a selection of Nottingham Forest players, including Fred Beardsley and Morris Bates joined the squad, bringing their old red kit along with them. The club decided to kit out the rest of the team in the same colour as the ex-Forest players. Apart from a short spell in the 1890’s when they wore one-inch red and blue stripes, red and white colours have always been en vogue. The Arsenal kit as we know it today was launched following the arrival of legendary manager Herbert Chapman in 1925.
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This concept jersey in which the red and white are the dominant colors as the main colors of the club is designed for Arsenal fans all around the world to let them customize their favorite team’s jersey with their names and numbers.
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