LEAGUE CHAMPIONS:
1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1971, 1989, 1991

FA CUP WINNERS:
1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1979, 1993

LEAGUE CUP WINNERS:
1987, 1993

EUROPEAN FAIRS CUP WINNERS:
1970

EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS CUP WINNERS:
1994

FA YOUTH CUP WINNERS:
1966, 1971, 1988, 1994

   
n 1886, tucked away in a backwater on the borders of rural Kent and the southern sprawl of the largest city in the World, events were taking place of which the newspapers and the public at large, understandably, totally ignorant.

It was a small bunch of Scotsmen which was really behind what happened at the Woolwich Arsenal towards the end of 1886, first amoung them one David Danskin from Kirkcaldy in Fife. What he actually did was to found a works football team. At the time Kent was firmly rugby and cricket country, both alien games to a Scot like Danskin. The only local teams that can claim a prior place in football history are Blackheath and Blackheath School, both attenders at the historic first meeting of the Football Association in 1863.

The real spur came with the arrival in Woolwich of two Nottingham Forest players, Fred Beardsley and Morris Bates. Forest were already one of the leading sides in the country. Their arrival pushed Danskin and three friends, Elijah Watkins, John Humble, adn Richard Pearce, into action. They asked around to see who were prepared to play, and 15 men paid 6d (2 1/2p) each to start up a club.

Thus, Arsenals glorious history had begun...



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