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Why Arsenal were elected to the First Division in 1919.

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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The passing of Sir Henry Norris, the man who saved Arsenal.

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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Malcolm Macdonald: all that could have been if not for one injury

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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How clubs spend crazy money on players that don’t get games

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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Paying record fees for players: does it really help?

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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Celebrating the pre-season when we won every match

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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The best value transfer of all time.

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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The multi-million pound lesson showing that big signings don’t guarantee success

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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The death of Hotspur, birth of the saviour, match fixing, the signing of Brady

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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Why Arsenal’s supposed lack of ambition might be nothing of the kind

One of the traits that Arsenal are regularly said to have is a “lack of ambition” – this is revealed, we are told, in the players that are brought in. Minor players who won’t make any difference to the club. Players we can get on the cheap.

Players such as… Rob Holding. For this was […]

When Arsenal had four title winning managers one straight after the other

by Tony Attwood

Although every Arsenal supporter must know about Herbert Chapman (not least because of the statue of Chapman that the Arsenal History Society persuaded Arsenal FC to erect at the new stadium, “looking up at the stadium as if to say ‘I did that’,”) not everyone knows of the Chapman team, and how […]

Selling Adebayor at a mega profit. Why Man City is so helpful to Arsenal

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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Finding lost long relatives via Arsenal History Society

Over the last ten years or so we have managed to help a number of relatives of ex-Arsenal players get in touch with each other.

Unfortunately I don’t have the resources to link people together and preserve the anonymity of those who wish to stay anonymous, but there is still a way you can get […]

The danger of the footballer who becomes a journalist: Arsenal anniversaries 18 July

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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Whatever happened to Joe Baker?

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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Arsenal’s five forgotten wartime trophies

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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Martinelli: the youngster who scored on his debut

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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Whatever happened to John Jensen?

John Jensen played 99 games for Arsenal and scored one (rather famous) goal.

The last we heard of John Jensen was in September 2018, when he took charge of the Danish national team following a dispute between the Danish FA and the players. He was quoted at the time as saying, “When I say yes […]

“Arsenal win the world cup”

That was the headline on this day in 1998 as the footballing media completed their move from a position of it “not being right” for English football to be full of foreigners, to recognising, finally, that Arsenal’s revolutionary approach had worked brilliantly, and had made English football far more exciting.

It was of course the […]

From Julius Caesar to Don Revie, as Arsenal win the World Cup

Nothing signified the way in which Arsene Wenger had utterly revolutionised Arsenal more than the 1998 world cup finals in which four Arsenal players were in the victorious French squad, while Dennis Bergkamp won the award for the World Cup Goals of the Tournament.

At the time of Mr Wenger joining Arsenal in September 1996, […]

The battle of the Spurs; hello technical director; pre-season cockup. Arsenal’s anniversaries

The arrival and non-arrival of Edu on this day in 2000 was a matter that made some Tottenham fans giggle a little, as the player was refused entry into the UK, (although this has no link with our commemoration of the day of The battle of the Spurs – see below) and they probably laughed […]

From Park Chu-Young to Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal’s anniversaries on 10 July

The Arsenal History Society, which presents these anniversaries each day, is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association, a grouping which has direct access to Arsenal FC and is active in representing supporters’ views and opinions to the club, through regular meetings with directors and officials.

You can read about AISA’s work on its new […]

Whatever happened to Terry Neil

On this day in 1976 Terry Neil became Arsenal manager joining from Tottenham, where he had been a failure. He managed Arsenal for 416 games finally being replaced by Don Howe in December 1983, his one trophy being the 1979 FA Cup. His win percentage was 44.95% putting him 16th in the list of managers […]

Don Howe, Sol Campbell, David O’Leary, Anders Limpar… Arsenal anniversaries 8 July

Here are the anniversaries for today.

For the index of anniversaries month by month please see under “Pages” on the right side of the screen. The file for each month is updated at least once a year, normally at the end of that month.

Henry Norris at the Arsenal: There is a full index to […]

David Platt after Arsenal, and his Italian adventure.

On this day in 1998 David Platt was released from his Arsenal contract. Twenty years on, as you will see below he became a consultant for U.S. Città di Palermo of Italy’s Serie B.

Looking at the anniversaries for this day I thought I’d see what happened to that club and perhaps what happened to […]