Arsenal wis foondit in 1886, an in 1893 became the first club frae the sooth o Ingland tae jyn the Football League. In the 1930s they wan their first major trophies: five League Championship titles an twa FA Cup trophies. Efter a lean period in the post-war years they became the seicont club o the 20t century tae win the League and FA Cup Double, in the 1970–71 saison, an in the 1990s an 2000s recorded a series o successes – durin this time Arsenal wan a Cup Double, twa further League an FA Cup Doubles, an became the first Lunnon club tae reach the UEFA Champions League Final.
The club's colours, tradeetionally red an white, hae evolved over time. Similarly, the club hae muivit location; foondit in Woolwich, sooth-east Lunnon, in 1913 they muivit north athort the ceety tae Arsenal Stadium, in Highbury. In 2006 they made a shorter muive, tae the Emirates Stadium in nearbi Holloway.
Arsenal hae an estimated 27 million supporters worldwide, and the fans have lang-standin rivalries wi several ither clubs; the maist notable o these is wi neighbours Tottenham Hotspur, wi whom they regularly contest the North Lunnon derby. Arsenal ar also the third maist valuable club in the warld as o 2010, valued at $1.2 billion. The club hae regularly featured in portrayals o footbaa in Breetish culture. Arsenal Ladies ar the maist successful Inglish club in women's fitbaa an ar also affiliated wi the club.
Arsenal's tally o thirteen League Championships is the third hichtest in Inglis fitbaa, efter Liverpool an Manchester United, while the total o ten FA Cups is tee'd for hichtest, wi Manchester Unitit. Arsenal hae achievit three League an FA Cup "Doubles" (in 1971, 1998 an 2002), a record shared wi Manchester United, an in 1993 wur the first side in Inglis fitbaa tae complete the FA Cup an League Cup double. They wur the first Lunnon club tae reach the feenal o the UEFA Champions League an aw, in 2006.
Arsenal hae ane o the best top-flicht records in heestory, haein feenished belaw fowerteent anerlie seiven times. Arsenal hae the hichtest average league feenishin position for the period 1900–1999 an aw, wi an average league placin o 8.5. In addeetion, they are ane o anerlie sax clubs tae hae wan the FA Cup twice in succession, in 2002 an 2003.