As we have few games in June that we can commemorate on video we are also building the video collections, where we focus on matches against just one club. Here is the updated list
- BRIGHTON: Arsenal v Brighton: the video collection across the years
- CHELSEA: Arsenal v Chelsea: the video collection of past games
- CRYSTAL PALACE: Arsenal v Crystal Palace: a history in videos
- EVERTON: Arsenal v Everton – the historic games on video
- FULHAM: Arsenal v Fulham – the history in videos
- LIVERPOOL: Seven amazing historic videos of Arsenal v Liverpool
- MANCHESTER UNITED: Arsenal v Manchester United: 11 brilliant videos – free to view
- NEWCASTLE: Arsenal against Newcastle: the video collection (inc the 7-3 win!)
- SHEFFIELD UNITED Arsenal v Sheffield United – knocking in the goals
- VILLAREAL: Arsenal against Villarreal. Videos from all the past matches
- WEST BROMWICH ALBION: Beating West Brom through the years
Another club will be added shortly
Today’s Arsenal anniversaries are published below. We don’t have a video for this day but another collection from a particular club will go up shortly.
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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
6 June 1891: Alf Singleton (who was himself a competent referee) was elected top of the poll to the Committee of Royal Arsenal FC. One year later, as a result of his expression of his views on the future of the club, he lost his place, coming bottom of the poll. He then became a leader of the rebels who felt that “working men” could not run the club, and was instrumental in the 1893 split of the Royal Arsenal club which led to the ultimate setting up of Royal Ordnance Factories FC, playing in a stadium directly opposite Woolwich Arsenal’s ground.
6 June 1903: At the meeting which created Fulham Football and Athletic Club Company Limited, Henry Norris was elected the company’s first chairman. He took up the reigns at Arsenal in 1910, but did not break with Fulham until after the first world war, following a dispute over the post-war cup match between Fulham and Arsenal.
6 June 1906: Archie Low was transferred from Ashfield in Glasgow. He only went on to play three games for Arsenal before moving back to Scotland.
6 June 1910: At a meeting in Rotherhithe, the supporters’ committee set up to rescue Arsenal resolved not to hand over to Henry Norris any of the money it had raised, pending further developments, but instead they applied for shares in the new limited company set up to rescue Arsenal.
6 June 1930: John Butler (the man who played for Arsenal at the heart of their “WM” tactical revolution in 1925) was sold to Torquay United.
6 June 1937: Final game (v Feyenoord) of Alex James, arguably our greatest ever player. He played 231 league games as an inside forward scoring 26 goals. He later became a youth coach but died of cancer aged 51.
6 June 1985: Fifa extended Uefa’s ban on English clubs in Europe to a worldwide ban lasting an indefinite amount of time but excluded from the ban the England national team.
6 June 1990: Gavin Andrew Hoyte was born. He signed for Arsenal aged nine, and became captain of the under 18 and the reserve teams. However he only played one senior league game for the club. He was last heard of in 2019 playing for St Ives Town in Cambridgeshire and signing for Maidstone United.
6 June 2002: Henry, Vieira and Wiltord all played for France in a World Cup game against Uruguay. The score was 0-0 but Henry was given a red card on 25 minutes.
6 June 2014: Elias Chatzitheodoridis, a defender, joined Arsenal from Mas Kallitheakos for an undisclosed fee. He was last heard of in 2020 playing for Panathinaikos, Athens.
6 June 2017: Arsenal announced the signing of Sead Kolašinac, on a free transfer from Schalke 04 with whom his contract had expired.