Today we honour Joe Shaw who was born on this day in 1883. He became one of the most important men in the history of Arsenal spending virtually all his working life with Arsenal playing 309 times for the club, being club captain, and being reserve team manager. He is also known for being the man who took over from Herbert Chapman as manager who Chapman died, and led Arsenal to its second successive championship. Joe was thus part of the dynasty of Arsenal, joining the club as a player before Henry Norris took over in 1910, and continuing to work with the club through the Chapman, Allison and Whittaker eras. He died in 1963 at the age of 80, the greatest long term servant the club has ever had.
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