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Just how well do you know your Arsenal history?  

The Arsenal History Society is publishing the most comprehensive history of Arsenal in the 1930s ever.   You can find a full index to all the articles to date on the Society’s web site, but here are the most recent…


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The anniversaries of the day

25 September 1909: Arsenal’s keeper Hugh MacDonald was injured in 3-2 victory over Chelsea.  Despite the fact that the injury left him seriously immobile he played in the next game and conceded 7.  See also here.

25 September 1911: Man U beat Swindon 8-4 in Charity Shield.  The gate money used to help the survivors of the Titanic (one of a handful of anniversaries here that have only tenuous links to Arsenal but I think it worth mentioning).

25 September 1935: Bernard Joy’s first game in a friendly.  He played throughout his career as an amateur, and played his first league game in April 1936.

25 September 1963: Arsenal beat Staevnet 7-1 in Fairs Cup. Joe Baker and Geoff Strong each scoring three.  It was Arsenal’s first away game in Europe.

25 September 1991: Ian Wright’s first game: Leicester 1 Arsenal 1 in the league cup.  He scored, naturally.  Arsenal won the second leg 2-0, with Wright scoring again.

25 September 1995: Dave Bowen died.  After managing Wales he re-joined Northampton between 1969 and 1972 as general manager, and later secretary, while also working in journalism (as a reporter for the People) and bookmaking, before finally retiring.  A stand at the Sixfields Stadium is named after him.

25 September 2004:  The 0-1 away defeat of Man City made it 6 wins and 1 draw in the league. Cole scored the goal.  This was also the final match of the longest unbeaten away sequence in league football: 27 games from 5 April 2003.

25 September 2008: Untold Arsenal predicted that Arsenal would sign a midfielder for £40m.  On 2 September 2013 Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil.

You can find 5000 Arsenal anniversaries arranged day by day on the Arsenal History Society site.

Jeremy Corbyn

The publisher (in red) with the soon to be leader of the Labour Party, and the great grand daughter of Jack Humble, one of the founders of Arsenal, with the then chairman of AISA (far right) at a meeting held at the Houses of Parliament to launch the “Woolwich Arsenal” book.

Arsene Wenger

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From the Arsenal History Society

The current series…

Arsenal in the 1930s – the full story of 1930/2, Arsenal’s first league championship, has been told in a series of 32 episodes.  Probably the most detailed analysis ever published.

Recent series now completed…

The full index to all the series is on Arsenal History Society Web Site 



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