The team was formed by workers in the Royal Arsenal ordinance factory in Woolwich. Originally called Royal Arsenal, they changed their name to Woolwich Arsenal when they turned professional in 1891 and then dropped 'Woolwich' from the name when they re-located to North London in 1914.
Actually Arsenal moved to Highbury in North London in 1913 not 1914. The reason for the move was that Henry Norris had bought the club in 1910 with the aim of merging the club with Fulham FC. When that was turned down by the League, he looked for a site where the club would flourish more readily - a site with good transport links (Plumstead where the club played was notoriously difficult to get to) and with a big urban population (in those days the club was effectively playing in a small town in Kent).
The club however did not change its name to Arsenal, but to "The Arsenal". The final name change came in 1925 when following Herbert Chapman's suggestion the club dropped the definite article, "in order to be top of the alphabet even if we are not top of the league."
The story of the opening stages of this saga - the 1910 take over of the club by Norris, which led directly to the move to Highbury, the name change, promotion to the first division in 1919 and the recruitment of Chapman, is described in the novel "Making the Arsenal" by Tony Attwood. The book is available through Amazon.co.uk and through www.woolwicharsenal.co.uk
where does the arsenal foot ball come from
Location : North London, League: English Premier League
London. They play at the Emirates stadium.
The original football team was made up of soldiers and ex soldiers who used to work at the army arsenal (weapons stock) in London.
arsenal was founded by a group of artillary men in the army hence the cannon on the flag!
Arsenal gets it name from the word arsenal, as the first players for Arsenal were soldiers and worked at the Arsenal, so it gets its name.
Must be from the city of Arsenal.
Arsenal is in London
No! of course not,that was the name of their stadium.
It is the name of a football club in London, but there is no actual place called Arsenal.
An arsenal is a place where munitions are stored. There is one in Woolwich London from which the football club (which is also in Woolwich) gets its name.
The Gunners - that is the nickname of the club, which it has had since the 19th century. It is also known as The Arsenal and Woolwich Arsenal One name suggested, that didn't happen was Fulham Arsenal To clarify... Woolwich Arsenal was the name adopted by the club when it became a professional side in the 19th century, two years before it joined the league. Although the club did not play in Woolwich (it played in Plumstead) Woolwich Arsenal (the armaments factory) was the source of the fan base and many of the players. Today, clubs that have a fixation about Arsenal, still call the club Woolwich Arsenal, to stress that they moved from Kent to north London in 1913. The Arsenal, was the name adopted by the club in 1913 when they moved. Calling a club "The" was not unique - there was also a club at the time called "The Wednesday" who later became Sheffield Wednesday. The Arsenal changed their name to Arsenal around 1925 when Herbert Chapman was manager. In 1910 Woolwich Arsenal went into liquidation, and were bought by Henry Norris the owner of Fulham FC. Norris tried to amalgamate the clubs and call the new club Fulham Arsenal, but that plan was rejected by the Football League. The story of the demise and rebirth of Woolwich Arsenal is told in the book "Making the Arsenal" which is available via Amazon.
arsenal was founded in 1886 it was formed from a group of workers at a local factory that made guns hence the name arsenal even though arsenals first name was dial square then later know as woolwich arsenal than royal arsenal then finanaly arsenal
Arsenal Football Club began life when a group of workers at the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory decided to form a football team in late 1886. The Club played under the name of Dial Square. Their first match was a 6-0 victory over Eastern Wanderers, on December 11, 1886. Soon after, the name Royal Arsenal was adopted and the Club continued playing in friendlies and local cup competitions for the next few years. In 1891 the Club turned professional and changed its name to Woolwich Arsenal, finally joining the Football League in 1893. The Gunners moved to their current home at Highbury in 1913, as a Second Division side. Following the First World War Arsenal were voted into the newly expanded First Division, where they have remained ever since.
The Arsenal club mascot is called Gunnersaurus.
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arsenals first team name was DIAL SQUARE. The name was taken from an area between Plumsted and Woolwich that had a sundial over the entrance a workshop. that was the first step back in the 1880s, that would turn into the world famous ARSENAL.
It is not a place. It is the name of a football club in the area known as Holloway, which is in London.
it's city Arsenal is a district in North London and is also a famous football team. Unusually, the district (and underground station of the same name) is named after the foorball team and not the other way round.