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Which physio left Arsenal for England and then was injured celebrating an England goal?

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our current series is on Sir Henry Norris. If you would like a very quick take on what Sir Henry actually did for Arsenal, do take a look at the opening of our series on Norris at the Arsenal. It gives a flavour of how his history has been manipulated.

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Commemorating the passing of Sir Henry Norris, without whom there would be no Arsenal

 

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 1934; today we mark the 84th anniversary of the death of Sir Henry Norris, the man who rescued Arsenal in 1910, moved the club to Highbury and built the new ground, steadied the club’s shaky finances, and finally brought in Herbert Chapman to revolutionize […]

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

By Tony Attwood

This is the story of Arsenal in December 1924. One of the strangest of all the strange fantasy tales of Leslie Knighton, the Arsenal manager from 1919 to 1925.

After a far better than normal start to the 1924/5 season Arsenal had, as the months had worn on, shown, in a series […]

On this day, both the coming and the going of Supermac.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 1976 and 1979.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Arsenal in November 1924: transfer funds are found, recovery seems likely, rules are changed.

Arsenal in December 1924 will be published later today.

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

The man Arsenal sold to Barcelona and it cost them £4m per game he played.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 2000.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Arsenal in November 1924: transfer funds are found, recovery seems likely, rules are changed.

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

Fighting in a pre-season game, anxiety, the clock and the Ospina deal.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 1912.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Arsenal in November 1924: transfer funds are found, recovery seems likely, rules are changed.

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

Arsenal in November 1924: transfer funds are found, recovery seems likely, rules are changed.

By Tony Attwood

Arsenal entered November 1924 in 7th position, with their first match of the month away to Bolton who were sitting three points below Arsenal.

Pos Team P W D L F A GAvg Pts 1 Birmingham City 12 7 2 3 11 11 1.000 16 2 Huddersfield Town 11 5 5 1 […]

Arsenal declared unsustainable amidst thoughts of finding a new stadium.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 1912.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Oct 1924. The press attack Knighton (wrongly), an Arsenal star is born, and changing the offside law

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

Which regular member of the Invincibles cost just £1.5m?

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 2003.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Oct 1924. The press attack Knighton (wrongly), an Arsenal star is born, and changing the offside law

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

Arsenal players drunk on pre-season trip. Two suspended

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 1977.

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Oct 1924. The press attack Knighton (wrongly), an Arsenal star is born, and changing the offside law

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

The Arsenal man who passed away playing cricket at Lords

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 1942

Just published by the Arsenal History Society

Oct 1924. The press attack Knighton (wrongly), an Arsenal star is born, and changing the offside law

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

5 Arsenal FC facts you probably didn’t know

Arsenal FC, as you must be aware was the first ever South England football club to become a part of The Football League in the year 1893.

They made their way into the First Division in 1904 and have scored the second-most number of points since then. The club has been relegated only […]

On this day Arsenal sold Adebayor for a £21m profit. 3 years on no one wanted him.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 2009

Just published by the Arsenal History Society

Oct 1924. The press attack Knighton (wrongly), an Arsenal star is born, and changing the offside law

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

Oct 1924. The press attack Knighton (wrongly), an Arsenal star is born, and changing the offside law

By Tony Attwood

Arsenal entered October 1924 in a very pleasing position in the league. Yes they had slipped down the 7th, but that was still much higher than their normal position a couple of months into the season, and they were just two points behind the top club and with a better goal average.

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When the pre-season was almost entirely one of defeats

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Our headline story today comes from 1996

 

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. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left […]

The Arsenal player who cost over £1m per game

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

 

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. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

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When Arsenal opened their pre-season with a 10-1 win. And what happened next.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

 

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. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

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1924/5: Knighton’s best start and a look back to Norris’ work on Fulham’s election of 1903

By Tony Attwood

And so we move on to 1924/5 – a monumental season in the history of Arsenal – and one that can surely not be overplayed in terms of its impact not just on the club in the 1920s but in terms of the club for all time.

September 1924 was also a […]

When the League told four clubs: sorry you’re not wanted here.

 

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

 

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. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

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Going unbeaten all pre-season and becoming a member of the Legion d’Honneur

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

 

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. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

The […]

Pre-season begins with a 7-0 thrashing & 400 go on an Arsenal away day.

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

 

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. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

The […]

Arsenal in debt, London’s council bans all foreigners, George Graham banned from football

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

 

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. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”

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Arsenal in the summer: 1924: the tour, and a review of the transfers.

By Tony Attwood

For Arsenal the 1924/5 season did not end with the escape from relegation, but instead it had an extension through another tour of Europe – this time to Germany.

The group left England on 8 May, but unfortunately we do not have details of the tour beyond the match results and […]

Arsenal win the world cup

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Concerning that headline you might want to look at 12 July 1998.

 

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. An index to the Anniversary files can […]

Defeat to Peterborough, draw with Barnet. It’s not going to be good…

The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Concerning that headline you might want to look at 11 July 2003 and then think of what happened next.

 

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. […]