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Arsenal News; Football news.

The Anniversaries

  • 1 October 1870: David Howat born
  • 1 October 1952: Arsenal and Racing Club de Paris continue their long series of friendlies.
  • 1 October 1953: Derek Tapscott joins from Barry Town for £2750
  • 1 October 1957: Ian Allinson – a player who has suffered more admin cock ups and misreporting than most, born in Stevenage
  • 1 October 1966: George Graham debut and he scores – but it is Arsenal 2 Leicester 4.
  • 1 October 1966: Bob McNab signed from Huddersfield
  • 1 October 1969: Geoff Barnett signed from Everton for £35,000.  Bob Wilson had a broken arm, and Mee was not sure about Malcolm Webster who had come up through the youth system.  Webster did however make 3 appearances in 1969/70.
  • 1 October 1994: Arsenal 1 Crystal Palace 2 leaves Arsenal with only two wins in the first 8 league games.  Even worse in five of those games Arsenal had failed to score.  Arsenal were 14th, 14 points off the leaders, only 3 points off relegation.  This was to be Graham’s final season as manager, but it wasn’t the results that caused his demise.
  • 1 October 1996: Arsenal Wenger officially took up duties, is the first non-UK manager, and immediately confronts and defeats journalists, daring them to announce the first of many rumours that they are to report about him.
  • 1 October 1988:  With Frank McLintock as part of the coaching team Millwall go top of the 1st division.
  • 1 October 2000 Arsenal beat Man U as Henry with back to goal flicks the ball up before pivoting to strike the ball over Barthez to start five game winning run.  Man U’s first defeat of the season.


The books
The complete Arsenal Anniversary series is to be found on the Arsenal History Society site.
And beyond football… the team that works on Untold Arsenal also writes and maintains a range of sites
Our latest is The Secret Nurse 

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