When yesterday seems like today and the affairs of Arsenal go around and around

The video of today’s anniversary game was run by mistake yesterday.  You can see it here.

Sorry about that.

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… the latest addition is Manchester City

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.

For advertising contact Snack Media at 0207 272 7582  or email Tom@Snack-media.com

For all other issues please contact Arsenal History Society at Tony@schools.co.uk

100 Years in the First Division: the absolute complete story of Arsenal’s promotion in 1919.

Here are the anniversaries

And just as I ran the wrong video I also put today’s anniversaries yesterday, so here are yesterday’s today.  I have spoken to myself very severely about this matter and promised myself it won’t happen again.


3 July 1915: After a vigorous campaign against football continuing during the war (combined with a similar campaign to ensure horse racing did continue) the Football League confirmed that there would be no 1915/16 professional season but clubs could organise regional leagues in which players would not be paid, and “guest” appearances would be allowed.

3 July 1917: Arsenal player Gordon Hoare was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Service Corps in the mechanical transport section. By the end of the war, Hoare had been promoted to lieutenant.  In football he has the amazing record of being transferred 23 times 

 3 July 1920: The UK got its first roller coaster ride, at a fairground in Margate.

3 July 1925: Charles Buchan, the man who helped develop (but did not invent) WM, re-signed by Arsenal in £100/goal deal.  He played 102 games scoring 49 goals before finally retiring in 1928.   Buchan’s first signing for Arsenal.

3 July 1933: Horace Cope sold to Bristol Rovers for £1500, having been signed by Chapman, playing 65 games for Arsenal.  Bristol R was his final club, and sadly we know nothing more of him, save for the fact that he died on 4 October 1961.

3 July 1966: George Eastham scored for England in his 19th and final international

3 July 1996 Tommy Black signed for Arsenal.  He played his only game for the club as a sub in the match against Middlesbrough on 30 November 1999 and was sold to Crystal Palace on 21 July 2000.  He played for 13 clubs, the last being Debden Sports who play in the Essex Olympian Football League in 2012–13 season.

3 July 1997: Alex Manninger transferred from Grazer AK for £1m.  In 1998, with an injury to David Seaman, Alex played six games without conceding a goal, and was then dropped upon Seaman’s return.

3 July 2000: Robert Pires signed from Marseille for the astoundingly low figure of £6m. Also that summer Wiltord was purchased for £13m and Overmars went to Barca for £25m.  

3 July 2000: Eduardo César Daude Gaspar (Edu) joined Arsenal from Corinthians.  Unfortunately his Portuguese passport was a fake, but he qualified for an Italian passport because of his father was Italian.  He signed again for Arsenal on 16 January 2001.  In 2019 he returned to Arsenal as a director, having worked with the Brazil national team.

3 July 2001: Sol Campbell signed after 11 years with Tottenham.  He had played 255 times for Tottenham, and stayed with Arsenal for five years before moving on to Portsmouth.

3 July 2013: Vito Mannone moved to Sunderland  for about £2m.  He went on to play in the League Cup final that year having defied Man U in the semis and became their player of the year.  However after an 8-0 defeat to Southampton in 2014 he fell out of favour for a while.  In 2020 he joined Monaco.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *