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The end of “The “Arsenal”; Knighton’s fantasies; Tom Whittaker’s glory. 22 November anniversaries

It is a varied mix for 22 November at Arsenal including a change of name from our fourth name (The Arsenal) to the fifth (Arsenal)

22 November 1899: Alexander Main signed from Hibs

22 November 1913: Last senior game for Roddy McEachrane

22 November 1913: Last senior game for Joseph Fidler

22 November 1919: Programme for Arsenal versus Notts County has the club name as “The Arsenal”, for the last time

22 November 1924: Sidney Hoar purchased from Luton for £3000 in the era of “no transfer over “£1000″!  Another expose of the fantasies in the the Knighton autobiographies

22 November 1930: Arsenal 5 Middlesbrough 3.  The second five goal games in 3.

22 November 1947:  The 17th match unbeaten at the start of Tom Whittaker’s reign

22 November 1962: Raphael Meade born

22 November 1963: James Furnell signed from Liverpool

22 November 1977: Arsenal 1 Tottenham 3, Pat Rice Testimonial

22 November 1986: League Debut of Paul Merson.  Arsenal 3 Man City 0

22 November 1997: Sheffield Wednesday 2 Arsenal 0.  Game 15 of the 2nd Double Season.

22 November 1989: Arsenal lose 1-3 to Oldham in league cup.

22 November 2000:  Spartak Moscow 4 Arsenal 1; but Arsenal still eventually go through to the knock out stage.

22 November 2003: Birmingham 0 Arsenal 3.  The 13th league match of the unbeaten season – a new Premier League record.

22 November 2005: Arsenal beat Thun 0-1 in Bern to win the group stages with a game spare.

22 November 2010: Henri Lansbury goes on loan to Norwich City

22 November 2010: Following irate comments after a defeat to Tottenham, we look back at other disasters – with a surprising result.

22 November 2011: Chuks Aneke loan to Stevenage

The November Anniversaries are here

 

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