According to the official website of the club http://www.arsenal.com, Arsenal Football Club was born when a group of workers at Dial Square armaments factory in Woolwich, notably exiled Scotsman David Danskin and Jack Humble, decided to form a football team to break the monotony of factory life.
Since that Dial Square team played its first match against Eastern Wanderers in 1886, Arsenal has gone on to become one of London’s most successful football clubs and one of the most famous names in modern football with millions of passionate followers worldwide.
Steeped in history and tradition, Arsenal Football Club has thrived on a pioneering and innovative spirit that has existed throughout its 125 years in existence. While society and football may have changed during this time, Arsenal has always served to create a sense of community for people here in Islington, across the UK and now around the world.
2004, 2002, 1998, 1991, 1989, 1971, 1953, 1948, 1938, 1935, 1934, 1933, 1931
FA Cup winners:
2014-Beat Hull City 3-2 (aet)
2005-Beat Man Utd 5-4 pens (aet: after 0-0 draw)
2003-Beat Southampton 1-0
2002-Beat Chelsea 2-0
1998-Beat Newcastle United 2-0
1993-Beat Sheff Weds 2-1 (aet: replay after 1-1 draw)
1979-Beat Manchester United 3-2
1971-Beat Liverpool 2-1 (aet)
1950-Beat Liverpool 2-0
1936-Beat Sheffield United 1-0
1930-Beat Huddersfield Town 2-0
League cup winners
1993-Beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1
1987-Beat Liverpool 2-1
European Fairs Cup winners
1970-Beat Anderlecht 4-3 on aggregate
European Cup Winners
1994-Beat Parma 1-0 (in Copenhagen)