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And the anniversaries today…

  • 27 February 1897: Arsenal play Millwall, their closest rivals in the United League.  The crowd was 15000, the highest recorded for a United League game.
  • 27 February 1926: First senior game for Andrew Neil.  He had joined from Brighton for £3000 two years earlier.
  • 27 February 1926: William Harper made his Scottish debut.  Arsenal broke the record transfer fee for a goalkeeper to bring him in – paying £4000.
  • 27 February 1932: Huddersfield’s largest ever crowd 67037 saw Arsenal win in the FA Cup 6th round tie 1-0.  Over 100 fans were treated for injuries due to poor to non-existent crowd control.  Herbie Roberts scored.
  • 27 February 1954: Tottenham 3 Arsenal 0.  It was part of a four match sequence without a win as Arsenal slumped to 12th – although not below Tottenham who finished 16th.
  • 27 February 1971:  Derby 2 Arsenal 0.  League match 29 of the first Double season. Three defeats in the last five games cast major doubts over Arsenal’s attempt to win the league with Arsenal seven points behind Leeds but two games in hand.
  • 27 February 1986: Pat Beasley, one of Chapman’s signings, died.  After finishing playing he had managed Bristol City, Birmingham City and Dover.
  • 27 February 1991: Shrewsbury 0 Arsenal 1 FA Cup 5th round.  Mickey Thomas scored the only goal of the game.
  • 27 February 2002: Arsenal 4 Bayer Leverkusen 1, leaving Arsenal needing to win at least one of their last two group games to progress further.
  • 27 February 2010: Ramsey was seriously assaulted by Shawcross who was then given a place in the England squad. Thereafter Stoke fans booed Ramsey, each time the clubs met.
  • 27 February 2010: Jay Emmanuel Thomas loaned to Doncaster.  It was not until 2013 that he realised his goalscoring potential, playing for Bristol City.
  • 27 February 2011: Arsenal 1 Birmingham 2.  League Cup final.



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