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 2006.
Here are the stories from this day in history…
10 December 1892: Royal Arsenal won through the qualifying rounds of the FA Cup into the competition proper for first time with 5-0 defeat of Clapton
10 December 1898: New Brighton Tower 1 Arsenal 3. It was one of only two games in the whole season where no record is given of the crowd, suggesting that it was very small indeed.
10 December 1906: In the Southern Professional Charity Cup Arsenal lost to the local rivals Millwall, who at this stage played north of the river on the Isle of Dogs.
10 December 1923: Arsenal played in their third final of the London Challenge Cup beating Charlton 3-1, thus winning the trophy for the second time.
10 December 1926: Horace Cope purchased for £3125 from Notts County. Although he stayed for seven seasons he fell out of favour after three seasons, with the arrival of Eddie Hapgood, and only played 65 league games for the club.
10 December 1932: Arsenal 4 Chelsea 1, the West Stand (costing £45,000) opened by Prince of Wales (although it had been used by the public for several games before this). This game was part of a 20 match sequence in which Arsenal lost 2, drew 2 and won 16.
10 December 1960: Arsenal 5 Bolton 1: George Eastham debut – he scored two goals. Strong got two, Barnwell the third. It made up a little for a 6-0 defeat to WHU, a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea, and a 5-3 loss to Wolverhampton earlier in the season.
10 December 1963: Arsenal 6 Everton 0. (Baker 2, Eastham 2, Armstrong and Strong). It was the second 6-0 of the season, but was undermined by a 2-7 and 0-5 defeats.
10 December 2006: Chelsea 1 Arsenal 1 – the first meeting after Cole’s acrimonious transfer. Cole is quoted as saying, “It’s never been about money. For me it is about respect”.
10 December 2009: Carlos Vela signed new long term contract. After five loan periods he signed for Real Sociedad after a loan spell with them, in 2012, and by 2015 had played 120 league games with them.
10 December 2016: Arsenal 3 Stoke 1. It was the final game in a 14 match run in the League, in which four games were draws and the rest wins. However Arsenal only won 8 of the next 18, which led to the club missing out on the Champions League for the first time after 19 consecutive years – a record which was only surpassed by Real Madrid.
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