Arsenal and Southampton in late summer – a historical review

Today we play Southampton in the league cup.  Here’s a look back to some other events involving Arsenal and Southampton in the late summer of previous years.



11 August 1947: Dan Roper signs from Southampton  (See background article here)


21 August 1992: Perry Groves sold to Southampton for £750,000.


23 August 1997: Luis Boa Morte first league game v Southampton. The press were critical about “foreign imports”.   It was the 3rd league game of the 2nd Double Season


3 August 1998: Scott Marshall transferred to Southampton having played 26 games for Arsenal


14 August 1999: Last game for Luis Boa Morte (v Sunderland) before moving on to Southampton.

27 August 1999: Luis Boa Morte sold to Southampton.


8 August 2011:  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signs from Southampton for  £12.0m.



25 September 1993: Arsenal 1 Southampton 0.  It concludes a run of six wins and a draw in the league.  Arsenal would not score again in the next four games, and did not win again until 20 November.


23 September 1995: Arsenal make it seven unbeaten with 4-2 win over Southampton


18 September 1999:   Thierry Henry on as a sub scored first goal for Arsenal to beat Southampton 1-0. He received the ball from Adams, with his back to goal, 20 yards out, turned and shot.  Henry said, “My goal today was very important for me. I have missed at least 14 or 15 chances for Arsenal and my confidence was low.”


15 September 2012: After two goalless draws and a 2-0 win at Liverpool Arsenal beat Southampton 6-1


All of today’s anniversaries are to be found on the Arsenal History Society home page, along with indexes to the complete anniversary files.  The Anniversary Files now contain over 5000 entries – making it the largest collection of anniversaries relating to Arsenal ever collected.


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