We’re continuing to build the list of historic videos covering specific clubs, and later today will add Everton and Inter Milan to the list. Inter is cheating a bit because we’ve only played them twice, although we are going to play them soon in a pre-season friendly. Here’s the famous victory.
Aside from the daily videos on days where there was an Arsenal game of note that we can commemorate we are also building the video collections, where we focus on matches against just one club.
Details of the video collections where we gather together the videos relating to Arsenal games against one specific opponent are on the home page while the list of the 270+ videos we have gathered commemorating events on individual days are to be found via this link.
Today’s Arsenal anniversaries are published below. We have only ever played once on this day, and that was long before the days of videos, hence the use of the Inter video, to commemorate that we start next season with the game against them.
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100 Years in the First Division: the absolute complete story of Arsenal’s promotion in 1919.
And here are … the anniversaries
3 June 1918: The penny post countrywide postal service, initiated by Sir Roland Hill in January 1840 came to an end as the price of posting a letter was raised by 50% to “three ha’pence” (1.5d – around one half a decimal penny.) By 2020, just over 100 years later, it had risen by 4600%.
3 June 1931: Jack, Lambert and Bastin scored in a 3-2 win over Gothenburg. Final senior appearance of Jimmy Brain. In September 1931 he moved to Tottenham for a transfer fee of £2,500. He played 47 games for Tottenham and scored 10. This game came at a time when Arsenal toured after the season was over, rather than before it had begun, and is the only Arsenal game on record played on this date.
3 June 1939 Jimmy Logie signed from Lochore Welfare. He served in the Royal Navy through the war before returning to Arsenal with whom he won the league twice.
3 June 1939: The Military Training Act came into force. It re-introduced conscription for all men aged 20 and 21. Six months military training was now compulsory.
3 June 1970: Bobby Gould transferred to Wolverhampton. In all he played for ten clubs, and the 65 league games he had with Arsenal was only beaten by the 82 he had for Coventry.
3 June 1997: One day before his birthday Alex Manninger joined Arsenal from Grazer AK, to become understudy to David Seaman. Seaman was injured in Manninger’s first season giving him the chance to play six games in a row without conceding.
3 June 2000: The song “Arsenal number 1″ entered the top 50 for one week.
3 June 2003: David Seaman was transferred to Manchester City. (Quoted in some sources as 4 June), after 405 games for Arsenal. He stayed one season at Man City and played 19 league games before retiring after 731 games.
3 June 2008: Jens Lehmann, the only player to play in every game of the Unbeaten Season, transferred to VfB Stuttgart.
3 June 2010: Philip Roberts signed from Norwich City where he had been a youth player. He was quickly loaned to Inverness and then transferred to Falkirk without playing a league match for Arsenal.