Today’s stories from the Arsenal Anniversary Files
27 December 1902: Arsenal start their record breaking 10 match unbeaten run with 5-1 home defeat of Burnley
27 December 1904, Nottingham Forest (away). One of five games in eight days. We won two of the five including this one (0-3) but lost our next three without scoring a goal, while letting in nine.
27 December 1909: Woolwich Arsenal v Liverpool. We lost 1-5; part of a run of five without a win.
27 December 1932: Norman Sidey debut
27 December 1969: Jimmy Robertson final Arsenal game
27 December 1971: Alan Ball debut for Arsenal
27 December 1972: George Graham sold to Man U for £120,000
27 December 1993: Swindon Town 0 Arsenal 4. The start of a 3 match run of goalscoring – totalling 10-0. But in the next five games Arsenal scored only four (winning one and drawing five). See 5 March 1994
27 December 2007: Bendtner scores six seconds after coming on for match v Tottenham
27 December 2010: Freddie Ljungberg joins Celtic.
A month by month index to the anniversary files are published in full on the AISA History of Arsenal web site home page. We have recently updated the January to April files. If you would like to see an Arsenal incident or person covered who we have haven’t mentioned yet, please write to Tony.Attwood@aisa.org