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Whatever happened to… Low, Chatzitheodoris, Hoyte, Butler and James?

Looking at anniversaries in June one is bound to come across players who came to Arsenal but then moved on for it is the month for unwanted players to leave the club. Some never made it with the club (Archie Low and Elias Chatzitheodoridis turn up on our list today), while some looked like they […]

The Arsenal man at Monaco

If you follow the lives of ex-Arsenal players you will know of Thierry Henry’s managerial spell at Monaco which ended on 24 January this year with the club facing the possibility of relegation. What you might perhaps have missed is that the assistant manager at Monaco is another Arsenal man: Kwame Ampadu, who left Arsenal […]

The knighting of Henry Norris, the rioting at Wembley, the long serving Grimandi

Does anyone remember Gilles Grimandi at Arsenal? I hope so because with us he won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups – in fact the two doubles under Mr Wenger. He also won the French League with Monaco.

That might be enough for most people, but since then and playing 114 games for […]

Manninger, Seaman, Lehmann: 3 June is Arsenal goalkeeper day

Manninger is the least remembered of that trio of keepers, and yet when called upon to play six games without conceding in his first season, following an injury to Seaman, he became player of the month. This day in 2003 and 2008 saw the departure of Seaman and Lehmann – the latter often ignored, and […]

English clubs banned from Europe, and the similarity of Arsenal managers

The ban on ALL English clubs from playing in Europe in 1985 following the behaviour of some Liverpool fans in the European Cup final, always seemed wrong to me. Yes, of course, people died and that was truly awful, but it was not something that involved the great majority of clubs in England.

As a […]

Arsenal’s two greatest captains in terms of trophies…

 

 

On this day in 1953 the great Alex James died. Contrary to what has been published in many copycat histories, Alex James is Arsenal’s second greatest captain; leading his team to three league titles, one FA Cup and one Charity Shield. Tony Adams is the only man to beat that with four league […]