Arsenal have the worst injury list in the league ever. Official.

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 1920. 

Special feature:

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

Below are the Anniversaries from  November 13.  

13 November 1909: Sheffield W 1 Arsenal 1.   It was the first Arsenal goal in three games in a run in which the club scored just five goals in eight games while conceding 22.  Lawrence scored for Arsenal.

13 November 1920: Arsenal 2 Blackburn 0.  A shortage of first team players meant that the club’s injured regular goalkeeper played at full back.  White and Pagnum scored.  The programme for the game spoke of no club ever having such an injury list as Arsenal.

13 November 1937: Arsenal 1 WBA 1 – Arsenal’s sixth without a win with just five goals scored in the last five games; somewhat unusual for a League winning season!    Leslie Compton scored in front of 24,324.

13 November 2004: Tottenham 4 Arsenal 5.  The highest scoring game between the two sides – although it was 1-1 at half time.  Every goal was scored by a different player – and Tottenham actually took the lead at the start.

Footnote: I know this seems a paltry list compared with anniversaries on other days, but really this is all I can find for 13 November.  If you have others you would like to add do write to me: 


Yesterday’s anniversaries:

When the referee put out his own team against Arsenal!


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

Arsenal in 1918: Chapman’s downfall, votes for women, schooling for all, Arsenal erratic

A full index of the various series of articles on this site appears on the home page.

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