Day by Day the stories – a key moment in Arsenal and footballing history for each day of the year
Day by Day the videos– An Arsenal video for (almost) every day of the year in order.
5 June 1903: Fred Dwight signed for Arsenal. He played for Chesham Town from 1899 until 1901 when he moved to Fulham, and then after a further two years moved on to Woolwich Arsenal in 1903.
5 June 1914: All Saints Church Dreadsall in Derbyshire was gutted by fire, which was blamed by the government on a suffragette arson attack.
5 June 1915: Henry Norris was given the rank of Lieutenant as he started to work for the War Office on recruitment programmes. It was something of an insult as the War Office didn’t believe that a mere London mayor who didn’t go the right school, could sort out recruitment where they had failed.
5 June 1919: A man of Caribbean origin was stoned to death in Liverpool by a mob and race riots involving an estimated 10,000 men roaming the streets looking for and attacking Caribbean men took place, who were in turn blamed by the police, rioters, and the media. The courts however were not so corrupt and blamed the obvious culprits: white mobs. Liverpool council and police force drew up a plan to house all Caribbean citizens in compounds and then repatriate them as the city adopted apartheid.
5 June 1922: An interview with Sir Henry Norris appeared in the prestigious football journal, Athletic News, which raised the question of transfer fees which were once more on the rise. Sir Henry wanted them controlled but player wages liberated. Neither change happened.
5 June 1991: Kwame Ampadu sold to WBA. He had played just twice for Arsenal, but went on to have another 16 years in football including playing four times for Ireland. He then returned to Arsenal as an Academy coach and is currently assistant manager at AS Monaco where he has been for the last two years.
5 June 1999: Keown, Seaman and Parlour played for England v Sweden in a world cup qualifier. It ended 0-0.
5 June 2013 It was announced that Arsenal’s record signing, Andrey Arshavin, would be released on 30 June 2013. He returned to Zenit St Petersburg and played on to the end of the 2014/5 season. He finally retired from football on 3 December 2018
5 June 2018: Unai Emery’s first signing was announced: Stephan Lichtsteiner, who joined on a free transfer from Juventus. On 3 June 2019, it was announced that Lichtsteiner would leave Arsenal after just one season at the club and he retired a year later.
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