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31 January 2003 Guillaume Warmuz purchased – one of many on this day

By Tony Attwood

You won’t recall him but on 31 January 2003 Guillaume Warmuz was purchased from Lens. But stay with me on this for a moment because there is a point in mentioning him beyond the fact that he only stayed a very short while before being sold on to Borussia Dortmund. He […]

30 January 1987: Arsenal sell Tommy Caton to Oxford.

by Tony Attwood

For details our Free Video Collection, and the “Arsenal Day by Day” series please see the notes below the article

On 30 January 1987 Tommy Caton was sold to Oxford Utd for £180,000. He was one of those amazingly talented footballers but one of the wild bunch; he died aged 31.

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29 January 1896: Arsenal’s general meeting calls for appointment of a manager

by Tony Attwood

For details our Free Video Collection, and the “Arsenal Day by Day” series please see the notes at the foot of this article.

Can you run a football club by committee? Certainly, in the early days of Arsenal it was thought so, and indeed thought so strongly enough, that the committee […]

28 January 2004: Jose Antonio Reyes transferred to Arsenal

by Tony Attwood

For details our Free Video Collection, and the “Arsenal Day by Day” series please see the notes at the foot of this article.

On 28 January 2004 Jose Antonio Reyes transferred to Arsenal from Sevilla for £10.5m. He later played over 100 games for Atletico Madrid and Sevilla having played 69 […]

27 January 1934: Alex Wilson’s first game for Arsenal. AFC 7 Palace 0

By Tony Attwood

For details our Free Video Collection, and the “Arsenal Day by Day” series please see the notes at the foot of this article.

The history of a football club that started in the league in 1893 is of course packed with the names of hundreds of players who are no longer […]

26 January 1895: Arsenal first club to have ground closed because of crowd behaviour

by Tony Attwood

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

 

26 January 1895: Woolwich Arsenal were ordered to close their ground for the rest of the season because of their inability to control the crowd. But why Arsenal? […]

25 January 1890: Arsenal’s first ever trophy

by Tony Attwood

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

123 years ago today Arsenal won through to a cup final, which in turn led to the club’s first ever trophy: the Kent Junior Cup. “Junior” in this regard […]

24 January 1998

by Tony Attwood

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

1997/8 was Arsène Wenger’s first complete season at Arsenal, and as you might remember (if you are of a certain vintage) Mr Wenger set himself an impossibly high bar […]

23 January 2013: Arsenal 5 West Ham United 1.  The video, the memory

By Tony Attwood

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

What is supporting a football team about, apart from watching the match? It is about being with your mates, having fun, sharing experiences. And just occasionally watching a […]

22 January 1910: when Arsenal were on the very edge of going out of business

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

Without the events of 100 years ago today, there would be no Arsenal

22 January 1910 is a date that should be remembered by every Arsenal supporter, and yet somehow it is just […]

21 January 1893: The end of Royal Arsenal in the FA Cup

By Tony Attwood

 

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

In the early days of the FA Cup when there were only two divisions in the Football League, the amateur and other non-league teams would play in a set […]

20 January 2001: The time is up for Wenger, Henry, Bergkamp, Ljunberg, and Parlour

by Tony Attwood

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

On 23 December 2000 Arsenal lost 4-0 to Liverpool, the Arsenal team including Henry, Bergkamp, Vieira, Dixon, Keown, Parlour, Ljungberg… The media called it a “thrashing” with some editors […]

19 January 1991: another unbeaten run takes its final bow

by Tony Attwood

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

It is sometimes forgotten that before the Unbeaten Season, there was the Almost Unbeaten Season of 1990/91. We have also had the 108 game unbeaten run. And on 19 […]

18 January 2015: the Arsenal revival and beating Manchester City on tactics

by Tony Attwood

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

On 1 January 2015 Arsenal were sixth in the League, 13 points behind the league leaders, and there were, what was by then, the regular demands for the sacking […]

17 January 1976: relegation is a real possibility for Arsenal

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

By Tony Attwood

On 17 January 1976 the score was Leicester City 2 Arsenal 1 and “Boring Arsenal” was a theme within the press, whose reporters suggested the fans thought relegation a distinct […]

16 January 1946: when extra time meant playing on until someone scored

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

by Tony Attwood

A series of FA Cup replays were played on this day in 1946, with 30 minutes of extra time and then if scores were still equal the game continued […]

15 January 1921: The first north London derby in the League and what happened

By Tony Attwood

For more on the Arsenal History Society and our free video collection, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

How Arsenal rescued Tottenham, when Tottenham were left without a league to play in.

On 15 January 1921 the result was Tottenham 2 Arsenal 1; and that caused […]

14 January 2006: Thierry Henry and Cliff Bastin

By Tony Attwood

For more information on the History Society, our free video collection and what else is on the site, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

On 14 January 2006 the score was Arsenal 7 Middlesbrough 0. Henry scored a hat-trick, and on this site you can see a […]

13 January 1919: Arsenal in the days of the pandemic

For more information on the History Society, our free video collection and what else is on the site, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

By Tony Attwood

In January 1919, with the war over, but the wartime football leagues continuing, discussions began about how the official Football League […]

12 January: Arsenal fans at the House of Commons

By Tony Attwood

For more information on the History Society, our free video collection and what else is on the site, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

On 12 January 2012: Philippa Dawson, a direct descendant of Jack Humble (Woolwich Arsenal’s first chairman, and a director until the Hill-Wood coup of […]

11 January 1915: Launching the Footballers’ Battalion

For more information on the History Society, our free video collection and what else is on the site, please see the notes at the foot of this article.

By Tony Attwood

Despite calls for it to be abandoned by the media, the 1914-15 Football League season was played out in full. And by this […]

10 January 1925: Arsenal manager drugs his own team

By Tony Attwood

Leslie Knighton was Arsenal’s first manager at Highbury, and the first manager in the current 1st division run which has lasted over 100 years.

He stayed for six years in which Arsenal came 10th, 9th, 17th, 11th, 19th and 20th. To give a context to this, the 21st and 22nd clubs […]

9 January 2007: Putting six past Liverpool

By Tony Attwood

To read about the free Arsenal video collection and about the new Arsenal Day by Day series, please see the note at the foot of this article.

Arsenal had just beaten Liverpool 3-1 away on 6 January when they had to return to the north west to play them again in the […]

8 January 1927: for Arsenal it was the start of it all

By Tony Attwood

To read about the free Arsenal video collection and about the new Arsenal Day by Day series, please see the note at the foot of this article.

 

On 8 January 1927 the score was Sheffield U 2 Arsenal 3 as Arsenal started the journey to their first FA Cup final. […]

Arsenal on 7 January 2018: the end of the glory

b7y Tony Attwood

To read about the free Arsenal video collection and about the new Arsenal Day by Day series, please see the note at the foot of this article.

Arsenal as defending FA Cup holders, and the team that had won the cup three times in four years […]