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The history of Arsenal website

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The  journal of the AISA Arsenal History Society.

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This site is based around series of articles on specific themes – and you can find links to many of these on this page and on the left column under the heading “Pages”.   The indexing isn’t always complete, but we do our best to make it helpful.  Some of the major series are highlighted after details of our latest series.

On-going throughout all this is the building of the index of anniversaries – which is the main index to everything on the site.   You can find the index here.

The current series being produced aims to write a history of every player who played a league match in 1893/4 – the club’s first season in the league.  The series before this traced in a fair amount of depth Arsenal in the 1970s.

The background articles for the series on the Players of the First League Season

The players in the first match

The players who played later in the season

More articles will follow

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Arsenal History Society has published five books on Arsenal – all are available as paperback and three are now available on Kindle.  The books are

  • The Arsenal Yankee by Danny Karbassiyoon with a foreword by Arsene Wenger.
  • Arsenal: the long sleep 1953 – 1970; a view from the terrace.  By John Sowman with an introduction by Bob Wilson.
  • Woolwich Arsenal: The club that changed football.  By Tony Attwood, Andy Kelly and Mark Andrews.
  • Making the Arsenal: a novel by Tony Attwood.
  • The Crowd at Woolwich Arsenal by Mark Andrews.

You can find details of all five on our new Arsenal Books page


Some of the other major series on the site that have recently been completed

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Some stories you might enjoy

Among the other recent Posts

Please note: The full anniversaries index can be found here.  

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On this page you will find details of some of our recent research articles, plus details of today’s Arsenal anniversaries, and information on the books on Arsenal that we have published.   The AISA Arsenal History Society is dedicated to recording Arsenal’s history in all its detail from all perspectives.  If you would like to contribute research or a personal story please do write to Tony.Attwood@aisa.org

Reports on Arsenal’s current activities are on Untold Arsenal

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Classic Articles from the Arsenal History Society

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If you would like to contribute an article to this site, please see this note on submissions etc.

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The incomplete index of series on this site….

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This site represents very much a forum for knocking around ideas and seeking out issues that can be debated. As such we openly acknowledge that some of the notions expressed here might be wrong, facts will be inaccurate and will need correcting. Indeed if you can help us do that, please do either comment on an article, or write a new article for us. Some citation of sources would be good however, rather than just saying “you’re wrong”.AISA Arsenal History and Untold Arsenal on Twitter @UntoldArsenal