Gillespie Road

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Gillespie Road is a road in Highbury, North London, running east-west along the north side of the Arsenal Stadium, previously home of Arsenal Football Club. Arsenal tube station was originally named Gillespie Road, before being given its current name in 1932 following pressure from the club. At the time of Arsenal's move to the nearby Emirates Stadium in July 2006, an email was circulated by supporters of rival club Tottenham Hotspur inviting petitions to the Mayor of London, asking him to give the station back its original name [1] which proved unsuccessful. The Gillespie Road name, however, is famously displayed on the original Edwardian platform tiling to this day.