On this day 98 years ago, Herbert Chapman became manager of Arsenal. He delivered two league titles and the FA Cup to a club that had never won either major trophy before, and set up the club so that it could win the League five times in eight years, including three in a row, as well as the FA Cup twice.
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11 June 1920: The third reading in Parliament of Sir Henry Norris’ anti-gambling legislation. At this time bookmakers would hand out coupons on the street for punters to complete. At one Liverpool match in 1915, 138,500 coupons were handed out and 79,000 were returned with money. With Liverpool players found guilty of match fixing Parliament felt it was time to act.
11 June 1925: Herbert Chapman became the manager of Arsenal, replacing Leslie Knighton who had been manager since the resumption of football after the first world war. Chapman went on to become the manager who gave Arsenal its first Championships, and its first FA Cup triumph before his untimely death.
11 June 2002: Despite Vieira and Wiltord playing, World Cup holders France went out of the competition to Denmark in South Korea.
11 June 2009: Arsenal opened an Arsenal shop in Bahrain as part of the deal with Emirates Airlines.
11 June 2012: Sylvain Wiltord retired from football. In 2015, he competed on the reality show Dropped, which puts sportspeople in inhospitable environments. The day after his elimination from the programme, three contestants died in a helicopter collision. Wiltord played 104 league games for Arsenal and 526 league games all told.
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