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When Arsenal opened their pre-season with a 10-1 win. And what happened next.

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”

The current historical series on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal.   An index of all our series can be found on the home page.

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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Just published by the Arsenal History Society

1924/5: Knighton’s best start and a look back to Norris’ work on Fulham’s election of 1903


 

17 July 1897: Roger Ord joined from Hebburn Argyle.  During his time at Arsenal he kept 29 clean sheets out of his 99 games, a ratio of 3.41 percent which makes him the 16th highest on the Arsenal clean sheets list.

17 July 1888: Harry Logan born.  He signed for Arsenal in 1910 and played 11 times for the club, but was only on the winning team once.

17 July 1903: Samson Haden born near Barnsley.  He started his working life as a miner before playing for Castleford Town in March 1922, and was brought to Arsenal by Leslie Knighton. He was  the player who crossed for Buchan’s first goal for Arsenal.

17 July 1922: With the Prime Minister himself implicated, a Parliamentary Committee was set up to investigate the awarding of honours for cash. On the same day County Hall on the bank of the Thames was opened as the new HQ of the London County Council.

17 July 1940 Joe Baker born and went through several junior Scottish clubs before playing for Hibernian and was their top scorer for four years getting 102 goals in just 117 league games.  The Hibs board apparently refused to up his weekly wage from £12 to £17 and so sold him to Torino for £75k.

17 July 1965: Dan Lewis died aged 62.  He was transferred from Arsenal to Gillingham in May 1931 having played 169 games for Arsenal in a career in which he was constantly in and out of the side.  He played only six times for Gillingham
and retired from professional football soon after.

17 July 1977: Fulham, the club Sir Henry Norris helped take into the Southern League, and then the Football League, were banned from the transfer market due to a reported £700,000 debt.

17 July 1991: Team Malarvik 1 Arsenal 4.  Campbell, Smith, Groves (plus og).  This was one of eight pre-season friendlies played between this day and 7 August.  Team Malarvik played in Stockholm. I’m not sure they are still in existence.

17 July 2002: Stevenage Borough 1 Arsenal 6.  Interestingly, by 2015 Stevenage FC as they became known, had Teddy Sheringham as Team manager and Dave
Beasant as goalkeeping coach.

17 July 2004: Barnet 1 Arsenal 10.   Reyes got three, Van Persie one, Bergkamp two.  Jeffers got a second half hat-trick. Quincy Owusu-Abeyie got the other one on 70 minutes.  This match took place in the midst of the “49”. Arsenal were undefeated in their eight pre-season games.  See also here for more details.

17 July 2008: Gilberto sold to Panathinaikos.  He played 76 games for them before moving on to Grêmio who he played for in 2011/12.

17 July 2010: Barnet 0 Arsenal 4 (Arshavin, Simpson 2, Nasri).  At this time pre-season took on a regular format: the Barnet game, a training camp in Austria and then the Emirates cup.

17 July 2013: Vietnam 1 Arsenal 7.  (Giroud (3), Oxlade Chamberlain, Akpom, Miquel.)  The second of seven pre-season games, following one in Indonesia, and followed by a match in Japan.

17 July 2014: Arsenal announced the signing of Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle for around £12m.  His first season was very disrupted by two separate long term
injuries and he missed a chance to play in the Cup Final.

17 July 2015: Yaya Sanogo loaned to Ajax.  After only three games he moved on in February 2016 to the youth team before moving to Charlton on loan where he started to get a decent number of games.

17 July 2017: Arsenal beat Bayern Munich 3-1 in a pre-season friendly.

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