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When Manchester Utd v Arsenal was play at Anfield. But why?

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1971

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When Arsenal’s 15 year plan to become the biggest club in the league, came to fruition.

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete […]

When Arsenal’s 15 year plan to become the biggest club in the league, came to fruition.

By Tony Attwood

In our last episode we saw Arsenal manager Leslie Knighton either resign or be sacked from Arsenal immediately the 1924/5 season was over, and then rather peculiarly seemingly work out two week’s notice. During that time an advertisement appeared in Athletic News advertising the post of manager at Arsenal.

We also considered […]

Arsène Wenger was accused of violent and threatening behaviour

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 2000

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Arsenal in the summer of 1925: Knighton out and the club advertises for a manager

Coming up next: Hello Chapman!

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Who said, ““I saw something today I never saw last season – we played as a team.”

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 2001

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Arsenal in the summer of 1925: Knighton out and the club advertises for a manager

Coming up today: Hello Chapman!

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken […]

Arsenal in the summer of 1925: Knighton out and the club advertises for a manager

By Tony Attwood

As we have seen, on 2 May 1925 Arsenal played its last match of the season – away to Bury. Arsenal lost 2-0 and finished one place above the two relegation spots. It was Arsenal’s worst performance since the resumption of football in 1919 although only marginally worse than the season before. […]

Referee decisions so weird even the newspapers mention them

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 2013

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April 1925: the end is nigh; Arsenal escape, experiments continue, a new dawn approaches

Coming up today: Farewell Knighton

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At last Arsenal owns its own ground, again.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1925.

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April 1925: the end is nigh; Arsenal escape, experiments continue, a new dawn approaches

Coming up shortly: Signing Chapman

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from […]

April 1925: the end is nigh; Arsenal escape, experiments continue, a new dawn approaches

By Tony Attwood

As you will have gathered from this series, (although I suspect you already knew), Leslie Knighton was at this moment approaching the end of his time at Arsenal, and the club most certainly had a “this can’t go on” feeling about it as they moved into the last full month of the […]

Who scored Arsenal’s first Premier League goal, and what was the final score?

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1992, rather obviously.

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Arsenal in March 1925: The run of consecutive defeats ends, but recovery is slight

Coming up shortly: Knighton’s final run

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One of the great great signings and the countdown to opening a stadium on time.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1996 and 2005.

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Arsenal in March 1925: The run of consecutive defeats ends, but recovery is slight

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files […]

Arsenal re-writes its own history: and gets it hopelessly wrong.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Arsenal are notorious for re-writing its own history, often getting much of the past wrong and the Arsenal handbook published on this day in 1968 was no exception. Details below.

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Arsenal in March 1925: The run of consecutive defeats ends, but recovery is […]

The last time we sacked the manager after a poor pre-season

 

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

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Arsenal in March 1925: The run of consecutive defeats ends, […]

Arsenal in March 1925: The run of consecutive defeats ends, but recovery is slight

This is part of our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal. Details of the series are given at the end of the article.

The previous article in the series was Experimenting with the offside law as Arsenal lose 6 in a row, scoring just 2.

By Tony Attwood

Arsenal entered March 1925 having […]

Paul Merson predicts Arsenal will have an unbeaten season!

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Experimenting with the offside law as Arsenal lose 6 in a […]

When winning the league means coming 5th and 5th means first.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Experimenting with the offside law as Arsenal lose 6 in a […]

A poor start at home does not mean the season will flop.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Experimenting with the offside law as Arsenal lose 6 in a […]

A most wonderful player, now long forgotten, who dispels a myth

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

 

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) […]

Experimenting with the offside law as Arsenal lose 6 in a row, scoring just 2.

By Tony Attwood

As I have reported through this series, as the debts of Arsenal were gradually paid off Sir Henry Norris had begun looking into the possibility of buying the land on which the Highbury ground was situated, and which was currently leased, and on 2 February 1925 Athletic News, undoubtedly after a conversation […]

“This could be a player we’ll love and love again”. How right we were of this signing.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Note about today: I don’t normally do lots of crowing about our ability to predict who will be a great player for Arsenal, mostly because most of the time we are wrong.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Managerial fantasies about West Ham, as a deep rot sets in. […]

Arsenal make profits equal to the cost of today’s world record player transfer

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

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Managerial fantasies about West Ham, as a deep rot sets in. Arsenal in January 1925.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal […]

41 years ago today the FA & League said advertising on shirts was utterly unacceptable

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

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Managerial fantasies about West Ham, as a deep rot sets in. Arsenal in January 1925.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal […]

It’s normal for the media to attack Arsenal but if Arsenal attack the media it’s a great offence

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Managerial fantasies about West Ham, as a deep rot sets in. Arsenal in January 1925.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal […]

Managerial fantasies about West Ham, as a deep rot sets in. Arsenal in January 1925.

By Tony Attwood

Updated 4 August to correct fact that WHU were a second division team when they reached the cup final, and note that the strangeness of the lack of contemporary leaks about the drugs tale.

1925 – a monumental year in the history of Arsenal, (and indeed in terms of rule changes, football […]

Arsenal sign an utter genius & fans force broadcaster to change their approach

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

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Arsenal manager in fantasy land; bidding for Charlie Buchan. The truth revealed.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. […]

Arsenal chairman discovers exactly where and when not to go on holiday

 

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Arsenal manager in fantasy land; bidding for Charlie Buchan. The truth revealed.

Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society […]