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At last Arsenal owns its own ground, again.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1925.

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April 1925: the end is nigh; Arsenal escape, experiments continue, a new dawn approaches

Coming up shortly: Signing Chapman

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from […]

April 1925: the end is nigh; Arsenal escape, experiments continue, a new dawn approaches

By Tony Attwood

As you will have gathered from this series, (although I suspect you already knew), Leslie Knighton was at this moment approaching the end of his time at Arsenal, and the club most certainly had a “this can’t go on” feeling about it as they moved into the last full month of the […]

Who scored Arsenal’s first Premier League goal, and what was the final score?

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1992, rather obviously.

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Arsenal in March 1925: The run of consecutive defeats ends, but recovery is slight

Coming up shortly: Knighton’s final run

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for […]

One of the great great signings and the countdown to opening a stadium on time.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1996 and 2005.

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Arsenal in March 1925: The run of consecutive defeats ends, but recovery is slight

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files […]

Arsenal re-writes its own history: and gets it hopelessly wrong.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Arsenal are notorious for re-writing its own history, often getting much of the past wrong and the Arsenal handbook published on this day in 1968 was no exception. Details below.

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Arsenal in March 1925: The run of consecutive defeats ends, but recovery is […]

The last time we sacked the manager after a poor pre-season

 

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

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Arsenal in March 1925: The run of consecutive defeats ends, […]

Arsenal in March 1925: The run of consecutive defeats ends, but recovery is slight

This is part of our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal. Details of the series are given at the end of the article.

The previous article in the series was Experimenting with the offside law as Arsenal lose 6 in a row, scoring just 2.

By Tony Attwood

Arsenal entered March 1925 having […]

Paul Merson predicts Arsenal will have an unbeaten season!

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

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Experimenting with the offside law as Arsenal lose 6 in a […]

When winning the league means coming 5th and 5th means first.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Experimenting with the offside law as Arsenal lose 6 in a […]

A poor start at home does not mean the season will flop.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Experimenting with the offside law as Arsenal lose 6 in a […]

A most wonderful player, now long forgotten, who dispels a myth

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

 

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) […]

Experimenting with the offside law as Arsenal lose 6 in a row, scoring just 2.

By Tony Attwood

As I have reported through this series, as the debts of Arsenal were gradually paid off Sir Henry Norris had begun looking into the possibility of buying the land on which the Highbury ground was situated, and which was currently leased, and on 2 February 1925 Athletic News, undoubtedly after a conversation […]

“This could be a player we’ll love and love again”. How right we were of this signing.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

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Managerial fantasies about West Ham, as a deep rot sets in. […]

Arsenal make profits equal to the cost of today’s world record player transfer

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Managerial fantasies about West Ham, as a deep rot sets in. Arsenal in January 1925.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal […]

41 years ago today the FA & League said advertising on shirts was utterly unacceptable

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Managerial fantasies about West Ham, as a deep rot sets in. Arsenal in January 1925.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal […]

It’s normal for the media to attack Arsenal but if Arsenal attack the media it’s a great offence

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

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Managerial fantasies about West Ham, as a deep rot sets in. Arsenal in January 1925.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal […]

Managerial fantasies about West Ham, as a deep rot sets in. Arsenal in January 1925.

By Tony Attwood

Updated 4 August to correct fact that WHU were a second division team when they reached the cup final, and note that the strangeness of the lack of contemporary leaks about the drugs tale.

1925 – a monumental year in the history of Arsenal, (and indeed in terms of rule changes, football […]

Arsenal sign an utter genius & fans force broadcaster to change their approach

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Arsenal manager in fantasy land; bidding for Charlie Buchan. The truth revealed.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. […]

Arsenal chairman discovers exactly where and when not to go on holiday

 

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

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Arsenal manager in fantasy land; bidding for Charlie Buchan. The truth revealed.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society […]

When one of our greatest players turned his back on Arsenal

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Arsenal manager in fantasy land; bidding for Charlie Buchan. The truth revealed.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. […]

Which physio left Arsenal for England and then was injured celebrating an England goal?

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our current series is on Sir Henry Norris. If you would like a very quick take on what Sir Henry actually did for Arsenal, do take a look at the opening of our series on Norris at the Arsenal. It gives a flavour of how his history has been manipulated.

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Commemorating the passing of Sir Henry Norris, without whom there would be no Arsenal

 

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 1934; today we mark the 84th anniversary of the death of Sir Henry Norris, the man who rescued Arsenal in 1910, moved the club to Highbury and built the new ground, steadied the club’s shaky finances, and finally brought in Herbert Chapman to revolutionize […]

Arsenal manager in fantasy land; bidding for Charlie Buchan. The truth revealed.

By Tony Attwood

This is the story of Arsenal in December 1924. One of the strangest of all the strange fantasy tales of Leslie Knighton, the Arsenal manager from 1919 to 1925.

After a far better than normal start to the 1924/5 season Arsenal had, as the months had worn on, shown, in a series […]

On this day, both the coming and the going of Supermac.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 1976 and 1979.

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Arsenal in November 1924: transfer funds are found, recovery seems likely, rules are changed.

Arsenal in December 1924 will be published later today.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries […]

The man Arsenal sold to Barcelona and it cost them £4m per game he played.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 2000.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Arsenal in November 1924: transfer funds are found, recovery seems likely, rules are changed.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal […]