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2000: The big transfers and pre-season games

By Tony Attwood

Robert Pirès arrival was surely the transfer to note in the 2000 pre-season period, joining on 3 July, while Sylvain Wiltord joined at the end of the transfer window. Nigel Winterburn, Marc Overmars and Manu Petit all moved on.

Arsenal opened with the usual couple of low key warm ups in the […]

1998: The Pre-season games. Back to sausages after the caviar.

By Tony Attwood

The pre-season gathering of the players together was disrupted by world cup call ups so many of the preliminary games of the summer of 1998 gave the lesser known players a chance to shine. David Grondin and Nelson Vivas were the players to join us before the pre-season games began. (Fredrik […]

Pre-season friendlies in days of yore: Arsenal prepare for 1999/2000

By Tony Attwood

The season 1999/2000 started with some high hopes after 1998/9. Arsenal had finished second, just one point behind Man U, who had won the Double, beating Arsenal 2-1 after extra time in the FA Cup semi-final. A return to the 1997/8 style and pomp could be hoped for especially as Arsenal had […]

Anniversaries 12: December

Note: The anniversary file pages have over time been split and split again as they have grown. There is an index to the files at the foot of this page along with details of sources etc.

Last major update: 1 January 2020

1 – 5 December 1886: Extrapolating from the dates of other events we […]

Anniversaries 08: August

Note: The anniversary file pages have over time been split and split again as they have grown. Please use the index at the end of the anniversary list to find the month you want. A note on sources appears at the end.

This file updated 23 August 2019

?August 1890 Royal Arsenal Committee representatives signed […]

14 May – a busy day in Arsenal’s history

The list of anniversaries on 14 May is a strange bunch… I was mentioning the question of what happened in May 1910 when the club went to the very edge, and that crops up again here as the first time on the list.

Famous names appear too – Mel Charles, Alex Forbes, Bill Dodgin, Don […]

Anniversaries 05: May

Notes on sources and an index to each monthly file appears at the end. This page last major update 28 May 2019

?May 1889: Alf Singleton and Henry Stewart, two of the men who led the split away from Royal Arsenal to form Royal Ordnance Factories FC attended the annual dinner as leading members […]

Anniversaries 04: April

Arsenal on this day in history.

Note: The anniversary file pages have over time been split and split again as they have grown. Please use the index at the foot of the page to find the month you want. A note on sources also appears at the end.

Last major update 3 May 2020

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Anniversaries 03: March

 

Arsenal on this day in history. The March Files.

Note: The anniversary file pages have over time been split and split again as they have grown. Please use the index at the foot of the page to find the month you want. Acknowledgements and sources also appear at the end.

Last major update 3 […]

The 1997/8 Cup victory

1997/8 was Arsène Wenger’s first complete season at Arsenal, and as everyone will know, he set himself an impossibly high bar to measure up to thereafter by giving us a Double. It was our first championship in seven years, the first league/cup double since 1970/1 (only our second in fact although George Graham got the […]

Ian Wright, angry man, comedy jester

What do we remember of Ian Wright?

Ian Edward Wright, MBE was born 3 November 1963 in Woolwich – a propitious start for an Arsenal player.

He started out with Greenwich Borough and then having been spotted was invited to have a trial at Crystal Palace who signed him in August 1985, when he was […]

December 13: when Arsenal fans turned against Arsenal – the start of the modern era

By Tony Attwood

Arsenal FC has a long history of supposed fans turning against their own players – a history that goes back to the 19th century. Indeed much of this early Anti-Arsenal Arsenal activity is discussed in The Crowd at Woolwich Arsenal FC: a volume which considers in detail the crowd’s behaviour at the […]

Under Mr Wenger we score five goals once every 20 league games.

By Tony Attwood

Scoring five or more in the Premier League is something that Mr Wenger does rather well (and certainly better than any other manager in our history).

This season has seen the number of games in which we have scored five or more continue to rise – with three occasions so far […]

1998/9 Mr Wenger’s Third Season: after the double, the Sheffield affair.

By Tony Attwood

What do you do after you have won the double in your second full season at a club?

Answer: you do it again. That is what some fans expected. In fact the expectations were very high – and were dashed.

1998/9 started with four draws and a win. OK no defeats but […]

1997/8 Mr Wenger’s second season. The close margin between success and failure.

By Tony Attwood

The result in the league for 1997/8 look wonderful – we won the league with two games to spare, and finished five points ahead of Manchester U who ended up in second place.

We also won the FA Cup – our second double.

The winning match of the season, by which I […]

1997/8 – part 2 of Mr Wenger’s second season

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Making the Arsenal – the book of Arsenal death and rebirth

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Mr Wenger’s second season: 1997/8

By Tony Attwood

As we saw in the last article, Mr Wenger started out with the same sort of promise as Herbert Chapman. But it is what happened then that marked him out as a different type of manager.

We are in an era before rampant match fixing and before the financial corruption that took […]