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Arsenal anniversaries today: from Reg Lewis to the Horse

Here are the anniversaries for 28 May.

The current series on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal.   An index of all our series can be found on the home page.


 

28 May 1937: Reg Lewis made first senior appearance in a friendly v Copenhagen and scored twice as Arsenal won 4-1.  His scoring knack continued through his time at Arsenal and he ended his career with 103 league goals in 154 games.

28 May 1956: Johnny Petts signed as a professional.  Although he stayed at the club for five years he only made 32 appearances before moving on to Reading.

28 May 1976: Jimmy Rimmer made his only appearance for England, in a 3-2 win against Italy in New York

28 May 1977: Wimbledon, champions of the Southern League, were elected to the Fourth Division at the expense of Workington.  They went on to beat Liverpool in the cup final in 1988 and stop Liverpool winning the double.

28 May 1999: Oleg Luzhny joined Arsenal for £1.8m from Dynamo Kyiv. He had been the captain of the side that got to the semi-finals of the 1999 Champions League, beating Real Madrid and Barcelona en route.

28 May 2013: Kyle Ebecilio to FC Twente on a free transfer.  He had come to Arsenal from Feyenoord and never played for the Arsenal first team but played for the Netherlands at every level from under 16 to under 21.


 

The current series: Covering all aspects off the life and work of the man who rescued Arsenal from extinction, secured the club’s future by moving it to Highbury, and then brought in Herbert Chapman as manager, our current series of articles is on Henry Norris at the Arsenal.  The series is being worked on daily, and the articles thus far are here.

“Woolwich Arsenal, the club that changed football” and “Making the Arsenal” are both available on Kindle.  Please  see here for more details

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