Why Arsenal is called Arsenal? Facts How the Name Arsenal came to Existence?

Why Arsenal is called Arsenal? Facts How the Name Arsenal came to Existence?

Have you ever wondered why we are Arsenal Football Club? Why I we called Arsenal?  Well lets briefly discuss about how it happened.

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.  Read More here

Arsenal First Name changed to in May 1893

The Club was known as Royal Arsenal Football Club but was changed to Woolwich Arsenal Football And Athletic Company Limited

After turning professional Royal Arsenal was changed to Woolwich Arsenal in May 1893 when the club became a limited liability company. As a limited liability company, it can no longer use the word “Royal” in its name, hence the change.

Arsenal Second Name changed to in April 1914

The club named was changed in April 1914 from Woolwich Arsenal Football And Athletic Company to The Arsenal Football And Athletic Company Limited.

In 1913, after moving to the new home Highbury.The club spent most of its first year at Highbury with the name Woolwich Arsenal. The name was changed between 20 and 23 April 1914.  The difference is shown in the matchday programmes – but unfortunately I don’t have

Arsenal Third Name changed to in October 1914

Just Six month after the club name was changed to The Arsenal Football And Athletic Company Limited, the name was still change again The Arsenal Football Club Limited

Arsenal Forth Name changed to in November 1919

Five years after the club named was changed, The Club was now  promoted to the first division in 1919 and it lead to another which the club changied the name from The Arsenal Football Club Limited to Arsenal Football Club Limited

This notable event happened mid-season in November 1919.

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