Arsenal anniversaries 6 July: the long campaigned for statue to Wenger is announced




A special celebration today: Arsenal have revealed that there will be an Arsene Wenger statue at the club – exactly as the Arsenal History Society proposed.   You can read the full story of how the statues came to pass here.

And now on with the anniversaries of 6 July

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.

Here are the anniversaries

6 July 1916: During the 1st world war Arsenal’s chair, Henry Norris, undertook work for the War Office.  The records of this work were later destroyed so piecing together his work is difficult but we know he worked in Worthing for the WO sorting out recruitment before this date, but was back in London by this date as he made a speech at a Chamber of Commerce event in Fulham. Such is the way the story is recovered – by joining the dots from the information we do have.

6 July. 1959:  David Bowen sold to Northampton Town for £5,000.  He had previously been purchased from Northampton, and now went on to play 22 times for them in the 1959/60 season before retiring from playing, but staying as manager of the club.  He took Northampton from the 4th to the 1st division in five seasons. He was also manager of Wales (1964/74) and remained on the board of Northampton until retirement. He died in 1995 and the north stand of the Northampton stadium is named in his honour as is a street where he lived.

6 July 1980: Colin Addison became Derby County’s manager.  He played 28 games for Arsenal in 1966-7 before moving onto Sheffield United.  As a manager he was in charge or assistant at 22 different clubs in England, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East mostly staying for one season.  He remained at Derby until 1982.  In all he managed 22 clubs and ended his career as a commentator and football advisor across the UK and Europe, also consulting for clubs and media entities in Spain, USA and Asia.

6 July 1995: Jimmy Carter left on a free transfer for Portsmouth.  Having come from an unsuccessful spell at Liverpool he played just 25 times in four years for Arsenal and had had two loan spells at Oxford.   After leaving Arsenal he played almost 100 more league games for Portsmouth and Millwall.  He retired from playing in 1999 and moved into support and charity work for clubs he has been associated with.

6 July 2021: Matteo Guendouzi loaned to Marseille for the season.

6 July 2023:  Ahead of the formal announcement, by the club, it is revealed that there is to be an Arsene Wenger statue at the Emirates, following a long-term campaign by Arsenal History Society.

Henry Norris at the Arsenal:  There is a full index to the series here.

Arsenal in the 1930s: The most comprehensive series on the decade ever

Arsenal in the 1970s: Every match and every intrigue reviewed in detail.

Leave a Reply

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