Brief History of How Arsenal became Popular

Brief History of How Arsenal became Popular

How Arsenal became Popular? Have you ever wondered how Arsenal Football Club became among the top flight of English football? How did Arsenal became Popular and Well recognised as amongst one of the best team not only in England but the world at large.

Arsenal are like so many other club there started from nothing to something ,so let’s take you back to the very first beginning 1886.

Brief History of the Formation of Arsenal in 1886

Arsenal was founded in the year 1886 by a group of workers employed by the Dial Square workshop at the Royal Arsenal, an armaments factory in Woolwich.

The group was under the leadership of a Scotsman man, David Danskin, who purchased the club’s first football.

David Danskin worked at the Arsenal munitions factory, and he gathers group of his friends, there together formed the football team called Dial Square, named after Dial Square workshop at the Royal Arsenal, an armaments factory in Woolwich.

 A total of 18 men came together to put in sixpence, Danskin put in three shillings, and there purchased a football club in October 1886.

Facts: Arsenal Was Founded in October 886

The club scheduled their first-ever game for December of that same year. Dial Square travelled to the Isle of Dogs and defeated Eastern Wanderers 6-0.

Facts: Arsenal Won their first ever game 6-0 vs. Eastern Wanderers

How the Name Arsenal came to Existence?

Now Dial Square was now considered a proper football club, but they were unhappy with their name so they gathered again and discussed about another name for the club which there come up with a new name called Royal Arsenal. It is a combination of the name of the pub and their place of employment.

After which the club members finally settled in 1891, and Woolwich Arsenal was the new name.

Facts: In 1891 the club name was renamed from Royal Arsenal  to Woolwich Arsenal

After a brief battle with the Football Association, Woolwich Arsenal finally achieved their professional status in the year 1893. They relocated to Manor Ground and were placed in the Second Division.

On October 14, 1893 the club beat Ashford United 12-0 in the FA Cup. That score remains the club’s largest ever margin of victory in the competition.

How Arsenal became Popular?

The hiring of Herbert Chapman is, arguably, the most important signing ever made in the history of Arsenal Football Club.

He was appointed the manager of Arsenal Football Club in the year 1925 to 1934.

During his time at the Arsenal, he made his mark. Chapman won two First Division titles and two FA Cups.

Finally, he was the innovator of the 3-2-2-3 formation that took English Football by storm in the 1930s.

Chapman was the first ever legend of the club, he put Arsenal on track to become the club that it is today.  

In 1930-1931 season Arsenal Showcase an incredible performance by scoring 97 goals to win the title.

Arsenal became the first team south of Birmingham to win a First Division title. It was the first of five top division titles in eight years.

Arsenal had won two trophies in as many years, and they were finally starting to become the successful club that the world knows today.


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