Arsenal score 3 goals in 6 games, all scored by 1 player, winning 2, drawing 3.

This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day  files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society.

Our headline is taken from this day in 1998

Special feature:

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Below are the Anniversaries from  October 31.

31 October 1898: Arsenal 5 Brighton United 2 in the third and final season of the United League.  Although Brighton Utd faded from history, they are better commemorated than many teams as one of their directors was a professional photographer.  They also played in the Southern League.

31 October 1932: Racing Club de Paris 2 Arsenal 5 in the series of games to mark Armistice Day.  Four goals from Cliff Bastin

31 October 1970: Arsenal 2 Derby 0. Goals from Kelly and Radford.   League match 15 of the first Double season in front of 43,013.  It was one of four successive games in which Radford scored.

31 October 1984: Arsenal lost 2-3 to Oxford Utd in the Milk Cup 3rd round.  Rix and Allinson scored in front of 14,393.  It was sandwiched between league defeats to West Ham and Man U.

31 October 1998: Arsenal started a run in which they scored just three goals in six games with all three scored by Anelka.  The sequence yielded two wins, three draws and one defeat.

31 October 2000, George Armstrong suffered a brain haemorrhage while running a training session.  He did not recover and tragically died 1 November aged just 56.

31 October 2009: Arsenal made it 3 league wins and a draw beating Tottenham 3-0 at home with a record Emirates crowd (at the time) of 60,103.  Van Persie (2) and Fabregas got the goals.



Elsewhere on this day: 

On this day in 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses against the corruption of the papacy in Rome to the church door in Wittenberg.  I wouldn’t dare to comment.


Yesterday’s anniversaries:


The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

Henry Norris is knighted for setting up the Footballers’ Battalion. June 1917

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