History: (Translated from French)
The history of the Arsenal starting in Pointe a Pitre, Faubourg Henri IV, a small neighborhood of the economic metropolis of Guadeloupe.
This is primarily a small set created by Yves NAFFER, and whose presidency was given to John NAFFER. It borrows for his young club the name of a popular club in England at the time: the Arsenal of London. Modest, however, it will be call "the little Arsenal." Each district had club are. The kids and adults participated in championnatsdit "brown".
At some point, the team consisted only of Petit-Bourgeois school children and migrant workers in Pointe a Pitre, it was a good quality team that had won even a small cut.
It should be noted in this team Naffer the three brothers, the Béramis, Marc, Dufait, Fortune, Serge Lubin, (goalkeeper), Emmanuel Tanir (already at Red-Star), the two Pincemaille (goalkeeper and before center, but Pointois), all of this, around 1937 to 1938. Already, they envied the club Pointois highlight at the time: CDA (Darboussier Friendly Club), the Good-Luck, the Sonis, The Flash ... etc.. As Pointois did not attend meetings, Petit-Bourgeois large majority then decided to install their embryo club in Petit-Bourg. It goes without saying that this "Club" was just a group of friends who met anywhere and some belonged to other formations in competition.
In Petit-Bourg there was a club of Alleurs referred to as "the Agreement" led again by a Naffer Simeon his first name, and elder brother of President John Naffer founder.
The club had just passed from death to life and youth from Pointe a Pitre were concerned, because there were talented players in Petit-Bourg, giving birth to a new team. It was not without difficulty because the meetings succédèrenent meetings and finally August 26, 1938 to the basics was going to call the Arsenal were thrown.
My first plans will be to fire all the staff, bring in entirely new staff and see if any french players will be willing to play for us!