Arsenal open talks with Tottenham and Chelsea re them buying part of the club.

By Tony Attwood

It seems unbelievable that Arsenal should be talking to other clubs about buying part of Arsenal, but that is what was happening during May 1910, and today, 12 May represents a key moment in that process, as noted below.

The Arsenal History blog has been having a bit of a breather for a couple of weeks – not least because I’ve been away.

And of course the club’s history in May is not as rich as in many other months.

Nevertheless quite a few interesting things did happen, and I’ve just updated the files for May 12, which include some rather interesting stories:

  • 12 May 1910:  The club announces that talks with Fulham have come to nothing, and the directors of Woolwich Arsenal FC have opened discussions with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, to see if their boards want to buy all or part of the club.
  • 12 May 1945: Alan Ball born
  • 12 May 1979 – FA Cup We win the cup against Man U.  The game by game summary is here
  • 12 May 2001: Arsenal lose cup final 2-1 to Liverpool

I haven’t re-worked May in the anniversary files in the same way that January to April have been done, but I’ll try and get this sorted in the coming weeks.  If you know of anything in May that should be particularly commemorated and is not listed, please to drop me a line.

The Anniversary files now have over 4000 entries, and are now divided into six sections:

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