21 February: Arsenal’s 10 league game without a win. Then: the Double!

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20 Feb: On this day Arsenal scored its fastest ever goal in the Champions League

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19 February, when a spectator is persuaded to play for Arsenal with awful consequences

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18 February: Tony Adams makes his international debut

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Today is the anniversary of the release of “The Arsenal Stadium Mystery” movie

  Today on Untold Arsenal: Burnley v Arsenal and the history between the two clubs Today’s headline comes from 1940 17 February 1902: 1000 spectators saw Arsenal beat QPR in the London League Premier Division.  But even though crowds were always low for these games, any income was worth having. 17 February 1906: Jimmy Ashcroft became Arsenal’s …

Arsenal anniversaries: When the ground was only half full for the north London derby.

    Today on Untold Arsenal: Could Burnley’s home scoring bonanza help save them against Arsenal? Today’s headline comes from 1974.    Below are the Arsenal anniversaries for today. 16 February 1886: Andy Ducat born.  It was his transfer from Arsenal after 175 league games that signalled that the club would sell any player in order …

Arsenal anniversaries 15 February

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The first ever football song: the first ever Arsenal song

    On Untold Arsenal Today:  More goals scored and fewer conceded.  But why do Arsenal keep getting more cards? Join AISA for Free.   If you enjoy our daily review of Arsenal’s history please do show your appreciation by becoming an associate member of AISA – Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association.  It’s completely free, but being a …

Arsenal anniversaries 12 February: An explosion at Arsenal’s ground

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10 February. When football was played on mud, not grass (the video)

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After 1 win in 4 games Arsenal start the run to winning to league.

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5 February: the first time ever that the Arsenal crowd was counted!

    By Tony Attwood Generally speaking books which record Arsenal’s results start with 1893, when Woolwich Arsenal entered the league.   Although for six seasons before that Arsenal did play a mixture of friendlies and cup games. Of course the FA Cup exploits of the club have long since been recorded, but the other games …

4 February 1956: one of the earliest videos ever of an Arsenal game!

    By Tony Attwood The league table before the game on 4 February 1956 hardly made good reading, and with Arsenal 17th and Sunderland 4th this wasn’t exactly match of the day.  But the TV station was in London, so it was withint easy reach. The video is below, but first the table before …

3 February: It is proposed that Arsenal should be elected to the First Division

  By Tony Attwood On 3 February 1919 the Athletic News put forward Arsenal’s case that the club should be elected to the First Division upon its expansion which was planned for the following season.. They also intimated that Chelsea, Preston and Derby starting the 1919-20 season in the First Division was a foregone conclusion.  …

Arsenal set new record for consecutive scoring on this day. No one is impressed

    By Tony Attwood On 2 February 2002 Arsenal drew 1-1 at home with Southampton.  It was considered a poor result since it left Arsenal 3rd in the table, whereas a win would have left them second.  For Southampton it meant that they were 13th – and the table showed them as a club …

Arsenal on this day: Aubameyang leaves but is still playing and still scoring

    Arsenal Anniversaries of the Day for 1 February: the strange case of Aubameyang  1 February 2022: After a prolonged dispute with the club Aubameyang had his Arsenal contract terminated and the player was moved to Barcelona. He made just 18 appearances for them before being moved again to Chelsea the following day where …

All of Arsenal’s major signings made on the January transfer deadline day

    By Tony Attwood The present system of transfer windows was introduced for the 2002/03 season and at first there was little fuss made about the closing of the window on 31 January 2003.  In fact, Arsenal made one purchase that day: Guillaume Warmuz coming in from Lens. The whole issue of transfer windows …

29 January: Arsenal beat Newcastle 3-0 to go top of the league

    Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0; 29 January 2008 This match saw Arsenal go top of the league, and was part an unbeaten run that started on 16 December 2007 when Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0.  The one defeat of the season so far had come against Middlesbrough on 9 December 2007 (2-1 away), and the …

27 January: when Arsenal beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup

  On 27 January 1934 Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 7-0 in the FA Cup.    The crowd was recorded as 56,177. Alex Wilson played his first game for Arsenal on this day, and the result was not especially remarkable for on that day five of the FA Cup games had six goals or more in …

Arsenal anniversaries 26 January: the full story of the Arsenal drugs scandal

    VAR is in chaos, but in five years it won’t have anything to do and will be gone In football we see the two things that crooks do when running large organisations By Tony Attwood This story revolves around the 1st round FA Cup match in 1924/5.  Arsenal were drawn against West Ham …

Looking back to Arsenal on 23 January 2022, and what happened thereafter.

    By Tony Attwood On 23 January 2022 Arsenal had a goalless draw at home against Burnley.  ESPN opened their account with the statement, “Arsenal lost ground on their bid for a top four finish with a 0-0 draw against bottom of the table Burnley at the Emirates on Sunday.”  The feeling was that Arsenal were not progressing …

Arsenal told they have no chance of making the Champions League

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Arsenal on 19 January: Celebrating the birthday of Herbert Chapman

  Today’s anniversary comes from 1878 The 1919 Affair: How Arsenal were promoted to the first division – the only complete and detailed history of Arsenal’s election. Day by Day the videos – An Arsenal video for (almost) every day of the year in order.  Day by Day the stories– a key moment in Arsenal and footballing history for each day …

Arsenal anniversaries for 18 January: the defeat of Man City that stunned the critics

    Today’s anniversary comes from 2015 The 1919 Affair: How Arsenal were promoted to the first division – the only complete and detailed history of Arsenal’s election. Day by Day the videos – An Arsenal video for (almost) every day of the year in order.  Day by Day the stories– a key moment in Arsenal and footballing history for each …

17 January 1976: Arsenal relegation a distinct possibility

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