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.
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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