The Arsenal Anniversary Files
Concerning that headline you might want to look at 11 July 2003 and then think of what happened next.
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”
You can find an index to all the anniversary files in the Pages section on the right… we’ve changed the home page around a bit to make it more readable.
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11 July 1866: James Boyle born in Glasgow and started out playing for Towerhill
before joining Celtic in 1890. He moved to Arsenal in 1893 and scored the goal which gave the club its first away point in the Football League
11 July 1890: Alex Graham born. He played at first for several Scottish clubs before getting a trial with Woolwich Arsenal in December 1911, by when he was 21. He
went on to play over 179 games for Arsenal. (See also here)
11 July 1922: Angus McKinnon transferred to Charlton after 217 appearances in 14 years, and then in 1923 joined Wigan Borough who were then under the managership of former Woolwich Arsenal player Charlie Bell before moving on to New Brighton.
11 July 1956: Ralph Guthrie transferred to Hartlepools Utd, his home town club. He had only played twice for Arsenal, but was part of Hartlepools push for promotion following his return.
11 July 1977: Don Revie resigned as manager of the England national football team after three years in charge. The following day he accepted a four-year contract worth £340,000 to take charge of the United Arab Emirates national team, making him the highest-paid football manager in the world. He was considered utterly disloyal.
11 July 2003: Peterborough 1 Arsenal 0 – it was followed by Barnet 0 Arsenal 0. In fact the club only won four out of nine pre-season games, but still did rather well in the season to come. As you might recall.
11 July 2008: Arsenal fans voted Robert Pirès as the club’s sixth greatest player of all time, having spent six seasons at the club and played 189 games. He continued playing after leaving Arsenal, including eight games for FC Goa in 2014/15.
11 July 2008: Samir Nasri signed from Olympique de Marseille for whom he had
played for four years, making 121 league appearances.
11 July 2011: Arsenal signed Gervinho from Lille. He had played for Beveren and Le Mans previously, and made 67 appearances for Lille, scoring 28 goals.
11 July 2016: Isaac Hayden sold to Newcastle for a fee thought to be around £2.5m