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Derby literally took the fight to Arsenal with O’Hare at one stage punching and kicking Graham repeatedly.  As players tried to pull O’Hare off, the referee checked with the linesman and then spoke to Gemmill and Simpson.  It was that sort of display.

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Anniversaries – the full list of anniversaries can be found here

  • 28 November 1895: Sidney Hoar born in Bedfordshire.  He then joined the army and served in France before being invalided out after a gas attack. However he did fully recover and returned to play for Luton after the war.   In 1924: Sidney Hoar was purchased from Luton by Arsenal for £3000 by Leslie Knighton, who 23 years later claimed that at the time he was prohibited from buying anyone for over £1000).
  • 28 November 1925: Arsenal 2 Sunderland 0.  Arsenal 5th consecutive win – a sequence which included 10 goals in those five games for Jimmy Brain who scored 34 goals in 41 games in total in the season.  The sequence also included five goals from Charlie Buchan.
  • 28 November 1927: Alf Baker’s only international appearance. Rather unusually Arsenal did not have to play on this day.  England lost 1-2 to Wales at Burnley.  England ended the home championship bottom of the table with no points, while Wales came top, winning two and drawing the third game.
  • 28 November 1931: Arsenal 6 Liverpool 0 – Division 1.   Jack 2 Lambert 3 Hulme 1. It was the start of a four match unbeaten run in which Arsenal scored 14 goals.
  • 28 November 1934: Another rare outing for Norman Sidey in Arsenal 4 Manchester City 0 played at Highbury in front of 10,888.  Arsenal won the Charity Shield for the second year running
  • 28 November 1937: Racing Club de Paris 0 Arsenal 2
  • 28 November 1951: Arthur Milton’s only international appearance at football.  He played six test matches for England at cricket.  Only 12 men played for England at both cricket and football (excluding wartime games).  Three of them Andy Ducat, Wally Hardinge, Arthur Milton, were Arsenal men.
  • 28 November 1956: John Barnwell became a professional with Arsenal.  After playing as an amateur for Bishop Auckland he moved to Arsenal in 1955 turned pro in 1956 and started playing for the first team in the match against Sunderland on 13 April 1957.
  • 28 November 1962: Arsenal 12 Ford United 0 in FA Youth Cup.  Ford United were an early incarnation of the club now known as Redbridge FC.  Ford played in the Aetolian League which they won twice, but by 1995 the club was in serious financial difficulty, until Sky Sports was signed up as a sponsor thus rescuing the club.  
  • 28 November 1964: Last game for John Snedden.  He joined Charlton Athletic for £150,000 in March 1965 and towards the end of his career went to South Africa.
  • 28 November 1970: Arsenal 2 Liverpool 0.  League match 19 of the first Double season.  Graham and Radford scored.
  • 28 November 1990: Arsenal 2 Man U 6.  League Cup.   Arsenal were unbeaten in the league, second in the table and 12 points ahead of Man U in 7th.  Man U had only won two of their last six in the league, but as Man U took the league, Arsenal seemed to say, “we’ll give you that; we’ll have the league”.
  • 28 November 1999: Henry scored two goals in one game for the first time in a match that ended Arsenal 2 Derby 1.  It meant Arsenal had won all three of their November league games and were unbeaten in six.
  • 28 November 2012: The month ended with 1-1 draw to Everton making it 3 draws 1 win and 1 defeat in the month.


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