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Did you know?? - Arsenal Football Club

Everyone with an interest in English football knows that this
season's UK Premiership winners were Arsenal Football Club
but how many know how the club started or what it was first
called?

When it was originally formed in 1886, the club had very
humble beginnings as a departmental team at the Royal Arsenal
in Woolwich. Most of the players were workers in a department
at the Royal Arsenal called 'Dial Square' and so they decided
on an appropriate name for themselves which was 'Dial Square
FC'.

They later changed their name to Royal Armoury and eventually,
just before World War One, when they moved to their current
home at Highbury, the name was changed simply to Arsenal which
is how we know the great team of today.

For anyone who is interested in learning more about the
incredible history of The Gunners I would recommend a book
called 'The Arsenal Collection' which is available direct from
it's publisher Breedon Books at:
http://www.breedonbooks.co.uk/publications/185983390X.html

About the Author

Chris is the webmaster of www.football-nut.co.uk where he
challenges you to prove your football knowledge and win prizes
in the free monthly football quiz and prize draw.
The Football-Nut website also contains up-to-the-minute news
for all of the major UK football clubs.

Chris Towland