Arsenal Football Club is an English professional football club based in Islington, London. Arsenal plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The club has won 13 league titles (including an undefeated title), a record 14 FA Cups, two League Cups, 16 FA Community Shields, a European Cup Winners' Cup and an Interurban Fair Cup. In terms of trophies won, it is the third most successful club in English football.
Next season, Arsenal will be using equipment manufactured by Puma for the first time. Arsenal's fanbase is known as the Gooners, the name deriving from the club's nickname The Gunners. The Emirates logo is well-known among football fans, with the text “Fly Emirates” (now “Emirates — Fly Better”) printed on the kits of many famous football clubs. When Nike replaced Adidas as Arsenal's equipment supplier in 1994, Arsenal's visitor colors were once again changed to bicolored blue shirts and shorts.
During Arsenal's history, the club has participated in and won several friendly and pre-season awards. Like all major English football clubs, Arsenal has several national fan clubs, including the Arsenal Football Supporters' Club, which works closely with the club, and the Arsenal Independent Fans Association, which maintains a more independent line. Arsenal coaches, for their part, are mandated to organize football clinics in Estonia for the country's under-19 women's team. Arsenal's parent company, Arsenal Holdings plc, operates as an unlisted public limited company, whose ownership is considerably different from that of other football clubs.
The agreement provides for Ball to be Arsenal Football Club's official sustainable aluminum beverage packaging partner. In January 1976, the Northamptonshire club, which does not belong to the league, became the first club in British football to have its shirts sponsored. Before joining the Football League, Arsenal played briefly at Plumstead Common, then at the Manor Ground in Plumstead, and then spent three years, between 1890 and 1893, at the nearby Invicta Ground. World War II meant the suspension of the Football League for seven years, but Arsenal won it again in the second post-war season, 1947-48. There have always been Arsenal fans outside of London and, since the advent of satellite television, fans' attachment to a football club has become less dependent on geography.
In October 1886, Scotland's David Danskin and fifteen Woolwich teammates formed the Dial Square Football Club, named after a workshop located in the heart of the Royal Arsenal complex. Since the renewal between Arsenal and Emirates was described as the largest ever signed by the club and one of the most important ever agreed in football according to the BBC, the amount of the agreement was believed to exceed 200 million pounds. As one of the most successful teams in the country, Arsenal has often appeared when football is represented in the arts in Great Britain.