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Players beware: don’t sign for Arsenal on 24 June!

The list of the 270+ videos we have gathered commemorating events on individual days are to be found via this link.   We are also developing our video collection series in which we are gathering together the best videos we have against each club we have played in recent years – and adding some new ones to the list as we go.   Here is the list of clubs covered so far…

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.

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club.  You can read more about AISA on its website.


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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

As for the headline – as you will see all the players that we mention in terms of transfers on this day did not actually make it into the big time at Arsenal.  Not a single one!

24 June 1905: Arsenal’s AGM reported the annual income from the rent of the bars in the Manor Ground as £110 5s 0d.  (About £13,000 today)/

24 June 1949: Bryn Jones transferred to Norwich as player coach.  He remained there for just two years before returning to north London as a newsagent.

24 June 1962: Brian Sparrow born in Bethnal Green.  He played for Arsenal twice and went on loan to Wimbledon, Millwall, and Gillingham before settling with Crystal Palace.  

24 June 1987: Arturo Lupoli born. He started out with Parma and as an under 21 scored an unbelievable 45 goals in 22 games. In 2004 he moved to Arsenal as a scholar with Parma getting £200,000 compensation.  However he never managed to settle and at the last count had played for 17 different clubs the latest being Virtus Verona of the 3rd division in Italy.

24 June 1998: Petit and Vieira played in the World Cup match for France against  Denmark.  Petit scored the winning goal as it finished France 2 Denmark 1.

24 June 1999: Stefan Malz signed from 1860 Munich for £650,000.  He went on to play six times in the league in the next two years, before moving on to 1. FC Kaiserslautern.  

24 June 2001: Two years to the day after signing from Munich, Stefan Malz was transferred to Kaiserslautern for £580,000.  After finishing his playing career at FSV Oggersheim he went into management from 2005 to 2008 but seemingly not since.

24 June 2014: Arsenal sold their rights in Carlos Vela (secured under a buy-back option) to Real Sociedad for around £12m.  He had played 29 times for Arsenal and had had five different loan deals before the transfer was agreed in 2012.  This move ended the saga.  In 2018/19 he played for Los Angeles having also played 72 times for Mexico.

24 June 2015: Arsenal bought Vlad Dragomir from Poli Timișoara.  He did not make it at Arsenal and in 2019/20 he was playing for Perugia.

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