Arsenal FC boast a proud history, and are one of the most successful and best supported teams in England, having won 13 league titles and 10 FA Cups. They are the only club to have gone a whole Premiership season unbeaten.
Founded in 1886 in Woolwich, in 1913 they moved across the Thames to Highbury, North London. But it was in 1925, with the appointment of Herbert Chapman, that they began to make their mark on history. His revolutionary tactics and training laid the foundations of the club's domination of English football in the 1930s.
Under Herbert Chapman's leadership Arsenal won their first major trophies – the 1930 FA Cup Final followed by two League Championships, in 1930–31 and 1932–33. Chapman died suddenly in 1934, but the Gunners' dominance continued with three more league titles in the thirties.
Under Bertie Mee, promoted from physiotherapist to manager, Arsenal first won the 1969-70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, followed by an even greater triumph: their first League and FA Cup double in 1970–71. That team is regarded as one of the Gunners' best ever, and featured such legends as the homegrown Charlie George, Frank McLintock and Bob Wilson.
Arsenal won the FA Cup in 1979 in what is regarded as the greatest ever finish to a final. The Gunners had led 2-0 until in the closing minutes Manchester United pulled back two goals. With seconds to go Alan Sunderland's winner won the game for Arsenal.
George Graham's appointment in 1986 that brought a third period of sustained glory. Most spectacular was the league title victory in 1989, clinched with a Michael Thomas goal at Anfield, just seconds from the final whistle. Graham's Arsenal won another title in 1990-91, losing only one match, won the FA Cup and League Cup double in 1993, and a second European trophy, the Cup Winners' Cup, in 1994.
The appointment of Arsene Wenger ushered in a completely new Arsenal. Where they had been functional and hard to beat under Graham, they became the best passing side in the country under the Frenchman. Two more doubles followed, in 1997-98 and 2001-02. 2003-04 was Wenger's crowning moment, though, with the Premiership title won without losing a game, and featuring players such Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira. The side became known as the Invincibles.
In 2006 the club moved to their current home, the Emirates Stadium, which has a capacity of over 60,000.
New manager Unai Emery will be looking to return the club to becoming serious Premier League challengers again.