Club Name: Arsenal Football Club
Founding Year: 1886
Home Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Training Ground: Arsenal Training Centre
Current League: Premier League
Current Manager: Mikel Arteta
Rival Clubs: Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal Football Club are one of the most successful teams in England having won a record 14 FA Cup titles. The Gunners are also one of the world’s most popular teams with a fanbase in all four corners of the globe. While Mikel Arteta is now directing their return to past glories.

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Arsenal club name

Arsenal’s club name has changed multiple times through their storied history. The team first used the name Dial Square before taking the name of the company of their founders. Henry Norris and William Hall also changed it to The Arsenal with their relocation to north London.

Founded as: Dial Square (1886-1886)

Name changed: Royal Arsenal (1886-1893)

Name changed: Woolwich Arsenal (1893-1913)

Name changed: The Arsenal (1913-present)

Nickname: The Gunners

Arsenal founding year

Munitions workers at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich founded Arsenal in 1886 with the name Dial Square. David Danskin was essential to their formation, while they took inspiration from a workshop at the complex for the name. Yet within months, they changed to Royal Arsenal.

Arsenal home stadium

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Emirates Stadium became Arsenal’s home stadium in 2006. The Gunners’ iconic ex-manager Arsene Wenger oversaw every inch of the club’s move from their long-time home, Highbury.

It is the sixth ground the club has called their home stadium through Arsenal’s history. The Gunners first started out playing on a field in the Isle of Dogs before moving to their maiden stadia with a grandstand in 1890. But they would later call Highbury their home for 93 years.

First stadium: Plumstead Common (1886-1887)

Other stadiums: Plumstead Marshes (1887-1888)

Other stadiums: Manor Ground (1888-1890, 1893-1913)

Other stadiums: Invicta Ground (1890-1893)

Other stadiums: Highbury (1913-2006)

Emirates Stadium capacity: 60,704

Arsenal training ground

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Wenger moved the Gunners to the Arsenal Training Centre as their training ground in 1999. But the site is commonly referred to as London Colney owing to its location in Hertfordshire.

Previous training ground: University College London, ground share (1961-1999)

Current training ground: Arsenal Training Centre (1999-present)

Location: Bell Lane, London Colney, Shenley, Radlett, AL2 1DR

Current league

Arsenal are one of the ever-present teams in the Premier League having joined the division for its inaugural season in 1992/93. The Gunners are also one of just seven past champions with titles in 1997/98, 2001/02 and 2003/04. They even went unbeaten through 2003/04.

Current league: Premier League (1992-present)

Previous league: English Football League, Division One (1919-1992)

Current manager

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Arsenal appointed their former captain, Arteta, as their latest head coach in December 2019 to replace Unai Emery. The Gunners later promoted the Spaniard to the position of manager in September 2020. Arteta became Arsenal manager after they secured the 2019/20 FA Cup.

Current manager: Mikel Arteta (2019-2025 expected)

Arsenal contact details


General enquiries, phone: 020 7619 5000

Fan Services, phone: 020 7619 5000

Membership, phone: 0344 277 3625

Membership, email: [email protected]

Other contact details: Full list here

Address: Arsenal Football Club, Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, London, N5 1BU

Arsenal tickets

Fans wishing to buy tickets for Arsenal matches can do so through the club’s official website. But supporters could need a membership account in order to purchase tickets with very few reaching general sale. The Gunners offer varying types and levels of membership packages.

Additionally, Arsenal will not sell tickets for their home games on a first-come, first-served basis from the 2023/24 season. Instead, the Gunners have moved to a ballot system where the club’s official members must apply for the ability, but are not guaranteed, to get tickets.

Arsenal season ticket holders have priority access to tickets before Red Disabled, Silver and Junior Gunners Members can purchase any. The priority window for Red Disabled, Silver and Junior Members opens around two months before a game and six weeks for Red Members.

Fans must be a part of Arsenal’s Away Scheme or have a season ticket to attend any of their away games. While tickets for any cup fixtures can go on sale with a shorter notice period to Premier League matches. There are booking charges for any bought online or on the phone.


Phone: 020 7619 5000 (Monday-Friday and Matchdays, 09:30-17:00)