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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London
Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
The home of Arsenal Football Club.
Location: Arsenal Emirates Stadium, Avenell Road, N5 1BU
Description: Arsenal Football Club - also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or 'The Gunners' - based in Holloway, north London, are one of the most successful clubs in English football, having won thirteen First Division and Premier League titles and ten FA Cups.
Arsenal were founded in 1886, though they won their first major trophies in the 1930s, with five League Championship titles and two FA Cups. After a lean period in the post-war years they became only the second club of the 20th century to win the Double in 1970 - 71, and during the past twenty years they have been one of the most successful clubs in English football.
The club's colours have traditionally been red and white, although these have evolved through history. Similarly, the club have changed location over time; the team were initially founded in Woolwich, south-east London, but in 1913 they moved north across the city to Arsenal Stadium, Highbury. In 2006 they made a less drastic move to their current home, the Emirates Stadium in nearby Holloway.
Arsenal fans often refer to themselves as 'Gooners', the name being derived from the team's nickname, 'The Gunners'.
The book Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby was an autobiographical account of Hornby's life and relationship with football and Arsenal in particular. Published in 1992, it formed part of, and may have played an active part in, the revival and rehabilitation of football in British society during the 1990s.
Arsenal have featured in popular music as well; Joe Strummer wrote the song 'Tony Adams', dedicated to the then Arsenal captain, which appeared on his 1999 album 'Rock Art and the X-Ray Style'. Strummer was also known to wear an Arsenal scarf during gigs despite himself being a Chelsea fan.
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Tagged in this Tour: Football Grounds of London
Tagged in this Tour: An Arsenal Tour of London