Arsenal was formed as Dial Square by munitions workers in Woolwich, now South East London, on 1 December 1886. A month later, they turned their name to Royal Arsenal. A year later, they registered as Woolwich Arsenal. In 1914, they reduced it to simply The Arsenal. Now that Wenger is leaving the club after decades, let us see the 8 crazy facts you need to know about Arsenal.

8. The South of England to join The Football League

Arsenal was the first club from the South of England to join The Football League, in 1893, and they reached the First Division in 1904.

7. They hold the highest number of FA Cup trophies

Despite Chelsea winning this year, the Gunners also remain the King of FA Cup. They hold the highest number of FA Cup trophies, with 13.

6. One of the ONLY six clubs to have won the Premier League

Arsenal are one of only six teams to have won the Premier League since its formation in 1992. The others are Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Manchester City and Leicester City.

5. Arsene Wenger is Arsenal’s ONLY manager from outside the UK

Arsène Wenger is Arsenal’s longest-serving manager, in terms of both lengths of tenure and number of games overseen. The Frenchman Wenger was born in Strasbourg and raised in Duttlenheim.

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