First memories

Supporters recollections of the first time ever they saw Arsenal live.  If you would like to contribute a recollection please send it to

Standing at the clock end, drinking the Bovril

The train is evacuated, the taxi takes us to the wrong ground…

Man City, it’s freezing, it’s 0-0, I loved it

Arsenal v Forest, as a four year old boy

We lose to Stoke, we just avoid relegation, that’s my Arsenal

April 3rd 1948

That’s yer Christmas present, you little Arsenal ****

Arsenal v West Ham: are you superstitious?

The refuse collectors are on strike, there is punk music in the air

My first Arsenal game: May 1941

I’m six years old and the warmth of a flask of stewed tea is long gone

My first and last trip to Highbury

Being at Highbury in 1955

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