Arsenal FC Trivia
Arsenal Football Club, without doubt one of the most iconic names in English, and indeed world football was founded as Dial Square in 1886 by workers at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, south east London, a far cry from their more familiar persona as one of North London's football powerhouses.
Arsenal are London’s most successful ambassadors, having won no fewer than forty trophies in their illustrious history, and have an unrivalled pedigree for setting and breaking footballing records.
Under the stewardship of Herbert Chapman, one of their greatest ever managers Arsenal won their first trophy in 1930, the FA Cup. Chapman would subsequently steer Arsenal to three consecutive league titles, becoming only the second club to achieve the feat. To this day Arsenal is just one of only four clubs who have completed this incredible accomplishment.
Arsenal Football Club is quite literally a mainstay of the top flight in English football. Since 1919 they have never lost their top division status, and as such hold the English record for longest unbroken spell in the top tier of English football without the inigmony of relegation.
And during those ninety two years of permanent residence in English footballs highest echelon the Gunners have finished in a position lower than fourteenth on only seven occasions.
Arsenal has been the English champions on thirteen occasions. Possibly the most memorable one of those triumphs came at Anfield in May, 1989. Arsenal went to the Liverpool fortress needing to win the game by two clear goals in order for them to snatch the title away from their Merseyside rivals. Arsenal held a slender one goal advantage until midfielder Michael Thomas scored with literally the last kick of the season to gift the Gunners the title by the most slender of margins.
In comparison the title winning season of 2003-4 was won with games to spare as the legendary "unbeatable" won the title without losing a single game all season. And what better way to clinch the title that season than with a win at the home of their biggest rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal are no strangers to winning more than one trophy in a season either. They are the only team to have won the FA Cup and League Cup in the same season, and share the record with Manchester United for the largest number of doubles won, the elusive combination of FA Cup and league title.
Arsenal remains the kings of the capital, so you'd better rush and get football tickets for their next game!
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