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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.  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 1970–71, they won their first League and FA Cup Double and completed the 20th century with the highest average league position.

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For much of Arsenal's history, their home colours have been bright red shirts with white sleeves and white shorts. In 1922, when the club adopted a crest featuring a single cannon, pointing eastwards, with the club's nickname, The Gunners, inscribed alongside it; this crest only lasted until 1925, when the cannon was reversed to point westward and its barrel slimmed down.

In 1949, the club unveiled a modernised crest featuring the same style of cannon below the club's name, set in blackletter, and above the coat of arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Islington and a scroll inscribed with the club's newly adopted Latin motto

In 2002 they introduced a new crest featuring more modern curved lines and a simplified style, which was copyrightable.The cannon once again faces east and the club's name is written in a sans-serif typeface above the cannon. Green was replaced by dark blue.

Arsenal's longest-running and deepest rivalry is with their nearest major neighbours, Tottenham Hotspur; matches between the two are referred to as North London derbies.

Other rivalries within London include those with Chelsea, Fulham and West Ham United. In addition, Arsenal and Manchester United developed a strong on-pitch rivalry in the late 1980s, which intensified in recent years when both clubs were competing for the Premier League title.

  • Premier League: 1930–31, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1937–38, 1947–48, 1952–53, 1970–71, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04
  • League Cups: 1986–87, 1992–93
  • League Centenary Trophys: 1988 (record)
  • FA Cup: 1929–30, 1935–36, 1949–50, 1970–71, 1978–79, 1992–93, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17 (record)
  • FA Community Shield (FA Charity Shield before 2002): 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1991 (shared), 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (European Cup Winners' Cup before 1994): 1993–94
  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1969–70
  • Arsenal's tally of 13 League Championships is the third highest in English football, after Manchester United (20) and Liverpool (18).
  • As of May 2016, they are one of only six teams, the others being Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Manchester City and Leicester City, to have won the Premier League since its formation in 1992.
  • They hold the highest number of FA Cup trophies, with 13.
  • The club is one of only six clubs to have won the FA Cup twice in succession, in 2002 and 2003, and 2014 and 2015.
  • Arsenal have one of the best top-flight records in history, having finished below fourteenth only seven times.
  • Arsenal set a Champions League record during the 2005–06 season by going ten matches without conceding a goal, beating the previous best of seven set by A.C. Milan. They went a record total stretch of 995 minutes without letting an opponent score; the streak ended in the final, when Samuel Eto's scored a 76th-minute equaliser for Barcelona.
  • Thierry Henry is the club's top goal scorer with 228 goals in all competitions between 1999 and 2012.
  • Arsenal's record home attendance is 73,707, for a UEFA Champions League match against RC Lens on 25 November 1998 at Wembley Stadium, where the club formerly played home European matches because of the limits on Highbury's capacity.
  • The record attendance for an Arsenal match at Highbury is 73,295, for a 0–0 draw against Sunderland on 9 March 1935, while that at Emirates Stadium is 60,161, for a 2–2 draw with Manchester United on 3 November 2007.
  • Thierry Daniel Henry (born 17 August 1977) is a French professional football coach and former player who is the current manager at Ligue 1 club Monaco. Limited playing time at Juve where he was played out of position on the wing allowed him to sign for Premier League club Arsenal for £11 million. It was at Arsenal that Henry made his name as a world-class player, and he became one of the best players of his generation. Under long-time mentor and coach Arsène Wenger, Henry became a prolific striker and Arsenal's all-time leading scorer with 228 goals in all competitions.
  • Ian Edward Wright, MBE (born 3 November 1963) is an English former professional footballer and television and radio personality. He is currently a studio pundit for BBC Sport, ITV Sport and BT Sport. With Arsenal he lifted the Premier League title, both the major domestic cup competitions, and the European Cup Winners Cup. He played 581 league games, scoring 387 goals for seven clubs in Scotland and England, earning 33 caps for the English national team.

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