Arsenal beat Tottenham 10-1 and the manager who had to wait 7 games to see Arsenal win at home


Here are the Anniversaries from 20 September  – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Yesterday’s anniversaries were:

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history…



21 September 1889: Arsenal beat Tottenham 10-1 in the opening game of the season.  Arsenal played six games between this date and the end of November and scored 50 goals, letting in five.

21 September 1894: Bob Buchanan signed for Arsenal from Burnley.    He played for two seasons playing in 42 league games and scoring 16 goals.

21 September 1925: Herbert Chapman finally saw Arsenal win at home on the seventh league game of the season as Arsenal beat West Ham 3-2.  Buchan got two and Neil the third.

21 September 1927: Last game for Samson Haden – a 0-4 defeat against Corinthians.  He joined Notts County for whom he played 289 league games, and then became player manager and later manager of Peterborough until retiring in 1946.

21 September 1946: Arsenal lost 0-1 at home to Derby in front of 60,643.  For the first time in the first seven games of the season Reg Lewis didn’t score.  In the previous six games he had scored nine – the only other person to score being O’Flanagan who got one in the previous match.

21 September 1954:  First game for David Herd in a friendly.  He played his first league game in February and made three appearances this season. In the final game of 1950/51 he and his father both played in a league match for Stockport – only the second time this had happened.

21 September 1970:  Emmanuel Petit born.  He was signed by Arsène Wenger for Monaco at the age of 18 and soon became a regular player in the midfield.  By 1996/7 he was captain of the side that won the French League.

21 September 1990: Brian Marwood transferred to Sheffield Utd having played 52 league games and scored 16 goals.  He made one appearance for England in 1989.

21 September 1997: Nigel Winterburn scored from 30 yards against Chelsea to win the game 3-2 in the 7th league game of the 2nd Double Season.  Bergkamp got the other two goals to bring his total thus far to seven.  The second double: part 1, part 2, part 3.

21 September 2003:  After a 0-0 draw at Manchester United, Arsenal players were fined by FA for their part in a “mass brawl” after the match.  The 6th league match of the unbeaten season.

21 September 2006: Ashley Cole published the autobiography which destroyed his reputation as man of integrity as he described himself as having been physically sick on hearing Arsenal’s new contract offer.

21 September 2010: Arsenal beat Tottenham 4-1 away in the League Cup in extra time.  Tottenham had three players booked in the first half, as Lansbury put Arsenal in the lead.  Nasri scored two penalties and Arshavin the final goal in extra time..

21 September 2012: Conor Henderson loaned to Coventry City.  He never played for Arsenal, and eventually moved to Hull, for whom he also never played, finally finding  a club that he could play for in 2014 with Crawley Town.

Elsewhere on this day, Leonard Cohen was born in 1934


The current series from the Arsenal History Series being developed on this site is  Henry Norris at the Arsenal, covering all aspects off the life and work of the man who rescued Arsenal from extinction, secured the club’s future by moving it to Highbury, and then brought in Herbert Chapman as manager.

The previously untold tale of how it was that Norris came to choose Highbury as the suitable location for Arsenal’s new ground.

The series is being worked on daily, and the articles thus far are here.

Among the many other series we have run are…

There are details of many other series covered by this site on our home page.

One Reply to “Arsenal beat Tottenham 10-1 and the manager who had to wait 7 games to see Arsenal win at home”

  1. Conor Henderson did play once against Leyton Orient in an FA Cup 5th round replay in 2011. Bendtner scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 win.

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