Arsenal, in full Arsenal Football Club, byname the Gunners, English expert football (soccer) crew situated in London. Arsenal is a standout amongst the best squads in English football history, having played in the nation's top division (Football League First Division to 1992, Premier League from that point) each season since 1919. In the process it has caught 13 class titles.
The club was established in 1886 and took the name Royal Arsenal after its first game, joining the moniker of the Royal Oak bar, where the colleagues met, with that of their working environment, the Arsenal weapons production line in Woolwich. The name was changed to Woolwich Arsenal in 1891, and Woolwich was dropped from the name after the 1912–13 season, when the group moved its home arena to the Highbury segment of the London ward of Islington. The club played at Arsenal Stadium (usually alluded to as "Highbury") until 2006, when it migrated to another, 60,000-situate arena in Islington's Holloway region.
Arsenal has a long-standing competition with another North London club, Tottenham Hotspur, against whom it plays the "North London derby" coordinate almost consistently. At the point when the Football League continued play in 1919 after World War I, Arsenal—which had completed fifth in the Second Division before the war—was questionably elevated to the First Division over higher-putting Tottenham after Arsenal's director contended that his club merited advancement as a result of its more drawn out history, further impelling the contention between the two groups.
While Arsenal has stayed in the top division as far back as its antagonistic advancement, its times of incredible accomplishments have been broadly scattered. The club won five association titles during the 1930s however just three aggregate in the 50 seasons from 1938–39 to 1987–88. Arsène Wenger turned into the group's director in 1996 and has served longer in that job than any other individual in club history. Arsenal went undefeated in the 38 matches of the 2003–04 season, winding up only the second top-division English club to do as such, and it set a national record by broadening its unbeaten streak into the following season to 49 continuous alliance challenges altogether. Notwithstanding its class titles, Arsenal has won the Football Association (FA) Cup multiple times and the League Cup twice, just as the European Cup Winners' Cup (1994). Among the champion footballers who have played for Arsenal are advances Cliff Bastin and Dennis Bergkamp, goalkeeper Pat Jennings, midfielder Liam Brady, safeguard Tony Adams, and, ostensibly the group's most noteworthy player, striker Thierry Henry, who scored a club-record 226 objectives somewhere in the range of 1999 and 2007.