Arsenal Football Club, commonly referred to as “The Gunners”, was founded in October 1886, and they were initially known as Dial Square. Arsenal currently competes in the Premier League, which is the top league of English football. The team has managed to win 13 League titles, a record-breaking 13 FA Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, two League Cups, the League Centenary Trophy, 15 FA Community Shields, and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
Arsenal Football Club was the first team from the south of England to join the Football League in 1893, managing to secure themselves a spot in the First Division, (the highest league at that time), in 1904. They have only been relegated one time, in 1913, and since then have managed to hold the record for the club that has spent the longest time in the top division in English football, a record that it seems is unlikely to be broken any time soon.
The club was created by the Woolwich munitions workers, but took their new name, Arsenal, when the club moved its location to the Arsenal Stadium in Highbury, becoming close neighbours with their rivals, Tottenham Hotspur.