Arsenal won the 1971 final in dramatic fashion, coming back to beat Liverpool in extra time. The Gunners were trying to complete a league and cup double, after winning the title at White Hart Lane. However, they had to defeat Liverpool to do so, in front of 100,000 fans. Arsenal is an English professional football club based in Islington, London, that plays in the Premier League.
After joining the Football League in 1893, the club returned to the Manor Ground and installed stands and terraces, going from being just a playing field. Herbert Chapman, who changed Arsenal's fortunes forever, won the club its first silverware and his legacy led the club to dominate the 1930s; however, Chapman died of pneumonia in 1934, at the age of 55. In October 1886, Scotland's David Danskin and fifteen fellow munitions workers from Woolwich formed the Dial Square Football Club, named after a workshop in the heart of the Royal Arsenal complex. Dial Square was the team that would form Arsenal Football Club, and it was the first match in the team's history.
Arsenal Football Clubwas originally known as Dial Square, which was derived from the original location of the team's first stadium in Woolwich, London.
Arsenal would later win their first match as “Arsenal Football Club” on December 11, 1886, against Eastern Wanderers by a score of 6-0. As one of the most successful teams in the country, Arsenal has often appeared when football is represented in the arts in Great Britain. 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. Between 1996 and 2004, Arsenal won three league titles and three FA Cups, with the 2003-2004 season being particularly notable because the club did not lose a single game in the Premier League. Soon after, the club turned professional and changed its name to Woolwich Arsenal, becoming a full member of the Football League in 1893 (the first club in the south of the country).
During Arsenal's history, the club has participated in and won several friendly and pre-season awards. After a few games under the name Dial Square, the team was renamed, first, Royal Arsenal, then Woolwich Arsenal and, finally, in 1914, simply Arsenal. 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. 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.
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.