Having said no for years and years the League finally said numbered shirts were ok

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website.  An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

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5 July 1910: Harry Logan signed for from Sunderland, having previously played for Shettleston, in the East End of Glasgow.  His first match was on 3 September against Bury (although some sources quote a later date), in a 1-1 draw, playing initially at insight left, and later in the season at inside right.  After 11 league games ending in March 1911 he seems to have stopped playing football.

5 July 1920: Amidst floods and insurrection, the first airmail service between London and Amsterdam was launched.

5 July 1939: Football League finally allowed numbered shirts having previously
outlawed them as Herbert Chapman and others tried to introduce the concept.  See also here

5 July 1978: Paul Barron joined from Plymouth as cover for Pat Jennings and went on to play eight games before moving on to Crystal Palace.  In all he played over 400 games before retiring and becoming a coach in the USA.

5 July 2001: Richard Wright was transferred to Arsenal for £2m from Ipswich as
deputy to David Seaman.  He stayed for one year playing 12 games before
moving on to Everton

5 July 2011, Jérémie Aliadière signed a deal for Lorient, and played 76 games over the next three seasons.

5 July 2013:  Terry Burton became the reserve-team manager at Arsenal.   Having captained the 1971 Youth Cup team he had worked at Arsenal as a coach, before moving through various clubs, and returning to Arsenal in 2013.  

5 July 2013: In a move that surprised a few, Francis Coquelin, having signed a long
term contract went to Freiburg on a season long loan.  He played just 16 times for the club and had difficulties with the manager, before returning in June 2014.

5 July 2013: Johan Djourou completed a loan move to Hamburg following a loan period at Hannover.  He later signed permanently for Hamburg.

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