Who are Arsenal
Arsenal Football Club was born when a group of workers at Dial Square armaments factory in Woolwich, notably exiled Scotsman David Danskin and Jack Humble, decided to form a football team to break the monotony of factory life.
Since that Dial Square team played its first match against Eastern Wanderers in 1886, Arsenal has gone on to become one of London’s most successful football clubs and one of the most famous names in modern football with millions of passionate followers worldwide.
Steeped in history and tradition, Arsenal Football Club has thrived on a pioneering and innovative spirit that has existed throughout its 125 years in existence. While society and football may have changed during this time, Arsenal has always served to create a sense of community for people here in Islington, across the UK and now around the world.
What Arsenal stand for
Arsenal Football Club exists to make their fans proud wherever they are in the world and however they choose to follow Arsenal.
That pride is driven by success on the pitch. This means winning trophies. It also comes through their style of play, their focus on developing youth talent, their magnificent stadium, their broader contribution in the community and their self-financing approach.