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Beating Tottenham at WHL 4-1 with just nine men.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by month listing of anniversaries in the right hand column of […]

The only time Arsenal lost an FA Cup tie at Highbury to 3rd tier team

Looking for a lost Arsenal player? See our article here.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month […]

Arsenal’s lost players: J Radford (around 1913) and Herbert Watson (1936)

By Tony Attwood

I recently published a little piece on Looking for Arsenal Players as we regularly get emails from readers looking for information about relatives who may have played for Arsenal.

So what I thought I would do when I get such requests for information is this. I’ll put them up as an article […]

Arsenal turn down the chance to have a new manager.

Looking for a lost Arsenal player? See our article here.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by […]

Winning 6-0, 5-0 and 9-1. All on this day

Below are the anniversaries of Arsenal FC from 28 January. A full index of all the anniversaries for the month can be found here.

 

28 January 1888: Royal Arsenal 6 Champion Hill 0. There’s no record of Champion Hill FC, although Dulwich Hamlet moved to the Champion Hill ground in Southwark in 1912. Dulwich […]

Arsenal play Bristol City, hardly have a shot, and lose.

Looking for a lost Arsenal player? See our article here.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by […]

Arsenal beaten by York City, and the start of TV…

Looking for a lost Arsenal player? See our article here.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by […]

When Rangers reserve team coach became manager of Arsenal

Looking for a lost Arsenal player? See our article here.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month […]

Arsenal’s financial mess: a rescue plan appears

Looking for a lost Arsenal player? See our article here.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by […]

Even Chapman couldn’t stop Arsenal being defeated by lesser teams

Looking for a lost Arsenal player? See our article here.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by […]

Arsenal beaten 5-1 by Tottenham, and why it didn’t matter a jot.

Looking for a lost Arsenal player? See our article here.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by […]

Out of the cup and 9th in the League. Not every January in the 1930s was perfection.

Looking for a lost Arsenal player? See our article here.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by […]

Going 2 down to Bolton but then going top of the League

Looking for a lost Arsenal player? See our article here.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by […]

Looking for Arsenal player Harold Watson – and other lost players

By Tony Attwood

We regularly get emails from readers looking for information about relatives who may have played for Arsenal. While the list of players who played for the club is published in several places (Wiki has a list, and we have a list with links to articles on this site (Arsenal players A-K and […]

Chapman’s birthday, Graham’s almost and being “once great”

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by month listing of anniversaries in the right hand column of […]

Beating Manchester City by conceding possession

The Anniversaries …

2015: One of many matches in which Mr Wenger refused to play his team the way his critics claimed he always played. Details below.

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

“You need masochistic tendencies to enjoy Arsenal these days.”

The Anniversaries …

1976: Arsenal were in a bad way, and the press were full of “Boring Boring Arsenal” stories. Our headline today comes from the Daily Mirror on this date 42 years ago.

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

The man who played over 100 times for Arsenal but never quite made it

The Anniversaries …

1988: the birth of an Arsenal man who made over 100 appearances for the club but never quite made it.

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

How a single newspaper comment can be the basis of received wisdom

The Anniversaries …

15 January 1891: the day one local newspaper reported on a bad journey to Arsenal. That one set of comments became repeated and repeated until it was generally assumed that it was by and large impossible to get from central London to Plumstead.

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally […]

Drawing with Port Vale, losing to Walsall and drugging the team before the game.

The Anniversaries …

14 January: the day we drew with Port Vale before going on to do the Double (1998), the day Chapman’s Arsenal lost to Walsall (1933 – and it is worth reading the match report to see what conditions were like) and played WHU in 1925 as part of the notorious drugs’ scandal.

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Mo Elneny: player of the month

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by month listing of anniversaries in the right hand column of […]

Jeremy Corbyn talks to Arsenal supporters about the club’s past and future.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by month listing of anniversaries in the right hand column of […]

Arsenal man not guilty in court of law, but guilty in an FA kangeroo court.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by month listing of anniversaries in the right hand column of […]

Tottenham held by Orpington and Arsenal on drugs

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by month listing of anniversaries in the right hand column of […]

Arsenal: Eight games, no wins, two goals. And it wasn’t that long ago!

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by month listing of anniversaries in the right hand column of […]