Arsenal was formed in 1886 and was previously known as Dial Square before changing their name just before the turn of the century.
The club were incredibly successful in the 1930’s under Herbet Chapman, winning five league titles in the decade.
They have since won 13 League title, their last coming in 2004. Amazingly they went the whole 2003-04 season unbeaten, leading many people to call them the ‘invincibles’.
Their unbeaten spell of 49 games is still the longest domestic run and the record shows no sign of ending.
In Europe, Arsenal have won both the European Cup Winners Cup and the Inter-Cities Fair Cup, although Champions League success has eluded them. Their best run in the Europe’s elite club competition came in 2005-06 where they lost in the final to FC Barcelona.
David O’Leary holds the record for the most club appearances for the club, playing in an impressive 722 games for Arsenal between 1975 and 1993.
No one has scored more goals for the Gunners than Thierry Henry. The French forward struck 228 times for Arsenal, overtaking Ian Wright’s tally of 185 in 2005.