Arsenal FC Timeline

2018
2017

FA Cup Winners (Won 2-1 v Chelsea)
(13th FA Cup Win)

2016
2015

FA Cup Winners (Won 4-0 v Aston Villa)
(12th FA Cup Win)

2014

FA Cup Winners (Won 3-2 v Hull City)
(11th FA Cup Win)

2013
2012
2011

Carling Cup runner-up (1-2 v Birmingham City)

2010
2009
2008
2007
2006

Champions League runner-up (1-2 v Barcelona)
Move to Ashburton Grove (Emirates Stadium)

2005

FA Cup Winners (Score 0-0 at FT (Won 5-4 pens after ET) v Manchester United)
(10th FA Cup Win)

2004

FA Barclaycard Premiership winners. Unbeaten Season P38, W28, D12, L0
(13th League Title)

2003

FA Cup Winners (Won 1-0 v Southampton)
(9th FA Cup)

2002

FA Barclaycard Premiership Winners. FA Cup Winners (Won 2-0 v Chelsea)
(12th League Title, 8th FA Cup, 3rd Double)

2001

FA Cup Runner-up (Lost 1-2 v Liverpool)

2000

UEFA Cup Runner-up (Score 0-0 after ET (Lost 2-4 pens) v Galatasaray)

1999
1998

FA Carling Premiership Winners. FA Cup Winners (Won 2-0 v Newcastle United)
(11th League Title, 7th FA Cup, 2nd Double)

1997
1996

Bruce Rioch left in August and Arsène Wenger was appointed as the new manager.
(Wenger was still under contract at Nagoya Grampus Eight until September 30th.)

1995

Cup Winners Cup Runner-up (Lost 1-2 v Real Zaragoza)
George Graham sacked in February. Bruce Rioch appointed manager in June

1994

UEFA Cup Winners Cup (Won 1-0 v Parma)
(1st UEFA Cup Winners Cup)

1993

FA Cup Winners (Won 2-1 v Sheffield Wednesday). (6th FA Cup)
Football League Cup Winners (Won 2-1 v Sheffield Wednesday). (2nd League Cup)

1992
1991

Football League Division One Winners
(10th Football League Title)

1990
1989

Football League Division One Winners
(9th Football League Title)

1988

Football League Cup Runner-up (Lost 3-2 v Luton Town)

1987

Football League Cup Winners (Won 2-1 v Liverpool)
(1st League Cup)

1986

Manager Don Howe resigns in March.
George Graham appointed manager in May

1985
1984
1983
1982

Manager Terry Neill resigns in March.
George Graham appointed manager in June.

1981
1980

FA Cup Runner-up (Lost 1-0 v West Ham United)
Cup Winners Cup Runner-up (Score 0-0 after extra time. Lost 5-4 on penalties v Valencia)

1979

FA Cup Winners (Won 3-2 v Manchester United)
(5th FA Cup)

1978

FA Cup Runner-up (Lost 1-0 v Ipswich Town)

1977
1976

Manager Bertie Mee resigns in May.
Terry Neill appointed manager in July.

1975
1974
1973
1972

FA Cup Runner-up (Lost 1-0 v Leeds United)

1971

Football League Division Onw Winners (8th League Title)
FA Cup Winners (Won 2-1 v Liverpool), 4th FA Cup Win, 1st Double)

1970

Inter-Cites Fairs Cup Winners (Won 4-3 aggregate v Anderlecht)
(1st Inter-Cites Fairs Cup)

1969

Football League Cup Final Runner-up (Lost 1-3 v Swindon Town)

1968

Football League Cup Final Runner-up (Lost 1-0 v Leeds United)

1967
1966

Manager Billy Wright sacked in June.
Bertram 'Bertie' Mee OBE was appointed manager.

1965
1964
1962

Arsenal's first match played in Europe. (Inter-Cities Fairs Cup). George Swindin resigns.
Arsenal won a 2 legged tie on aggregate 9-3 v Copenhagen XI. Billy Wright appointed.

1961
1960
1959
1958

Manager Jack Crayston resigns in May.
George Hedley Swindin appointed manager in July.

1957
1956

Manager Thomas 'Tom' James Whittaker passes away in October.
William John 'Jack' Crayston appointed manager in November.

1955
1954
1953

Football League Division One Winners.
(7th Football League Title)

1952

FA Cup Runner-up (Lost 1-0 v Newcastle United)

1951
1950

FA Cup winners (Won 2-0 v Liverpool)
(3rd FA Cup)

1949
1948

Football League Division One Winners.
(6th Football League Title)

1947

Manager George Allison resigns in May.
Thomas James 'Tom' Whittaker appointed manager.

1946

Football League matches resume after World War II.

1945

FA Cup matches resume after World War II.

1944
1943
1942
1941
1940
1939

The outbreak of Word War II causes suspension of all Football League matches.

1938

Football League Division One Winners.
(5th Football League Title)

1937
1936

FA Cup Winners (Won 1-0 v Sheffield United)
(2nd FA Cup)

1935

Football League Division One Winners.
(4th Football League Title)

1934

Football League Division One Winners. Manager Herbert Champman dies in January.
(3rd Football League Title). George Frederick Allison appointed manager in June.

1933

Football League Division One Winners. White sleeves added to football jerseys.
(2nd Football League Title)

1932

FA Cup Runner-up (Lost 2-1 v Newcastle United)

1931

Football League Division One Winners.
(1st Football League Title)

1930

FA Cup Winners (Won 2-0 v Huddersfield Town)
(1st FA Cup)

1929
1928
1927

FA Cup Runner-up (Lost 1-0 v Cardiff City)
Sir Henry Norris resigns as chairman, and is banned from football for life.

1926
1925

Manager Leslie Knighton sacked in June.
Herbert Chapman is bought in from Huddersfield as manager.

1924
1923
1922
1921
1920
1919

Football League matches resume after World War I.
Arsenal are promoted to Division One. Leslie Knighton appointed manager in May.

1918
1917
1916
1915

Competetive football matches are suspended for the durtion of Word War I.
Matches were played until the end of the 1914/15 season. George Morrell resigns.

1914

Last match played under the name Woolwich Arsenal.
In April the name was changed from 'Woolwich Arsenal' to 'The Arsenal'.

1913

Relegated to Football League Division Two.
Moved from Woolwich to North London, (Highbury)

1912
1911
1910

Woolwich Arsenal is purchased by Henry Norris, saving the club from administration. The club were to play at the Manor Ground until the end of the season.

1909
1908

Manager Philip Wade 'Phil' Kelso resigns.
George Morrell is appointed manager.

1907
1906
1905
1904

Promoted to Football League Division One. Manager Harry Bradshaw resigns in May.
Philip Wade 'Phil' Kelso is appointed manager in August.

1903
1902
1901
1900
1899

Manager William Elcoat sacked in May after poor league results.
Henry 'Harry' Bradshaw is appointed manager in August.

1898

Manager Thomas Brown 'Tom' Mitchell resigns in March.
William Elcoat is appointed manager in March.

1897

Thomas Brown 'Tom' Mitchell appointed manager.

1896
1895
1894
1893

Joined the Football League. (First league match was against Newcastle United)
Moved from Invicta ground. Purchased the Manor ground for future matches.

1892
1891

Turned professional. Club renamed as Woolwich Arsenal.
Moved to the Invicta ground

1890
1889

First FA Cup match. (Won 11-0 v Lyndhurst)

1888

First match played at Manor field (Later renamed Manor ground).
(Won 3-0 v Millwall Rovers)

1887

Club name changed to Royal Arsenal.

1886

Club formed as Dial Square.
Very first match played was on 11/12/1886 against Eastern Wanderers.


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