The journal of the AISA Arsenal History Society.
- Gilles Grimandi and two Arsenal/Palace games 16 years apart to the day
- Arsenal History FA Cup quiz: the answers
- 85 years apart, Arsenal v Middlesbrough. Same round, same score, same date
- The Arsenal History Society FA Cup quiz
- Matthew Upson: a league winner with Arsenal
- Dave Bacuzzi: Arsenal right back who took an amateur team into the Cup Winners Cup.
Today’s anniversaries –
3 March 1900. Loughborough T 2 Arsenal 3. The start of the three match winning run which ended with Arsenal’s record score.
3 March 1906 and 1956: Two games against Birmingham. In the 1906 version, Woolwich Arsenal beat Birmingham 5-0 to equal the club’s top score. On 3 March 1956 it was Arsenal 1 Birmingham City 3 in the FA Cup.
3 March 1939: Wilf Copping returned to Leeds after 166 games for Arsenal.
3 March 1956 and 1906. (see above).
3 March 1961: Ben Marden played his first match for Arsenal – a 1-3 away defeat to Manchester United. He only played 42 games in all, but two of these were definitive moments for the club, winning the league and the biggest win at Anfield.
3 March 1973: Arsenal 3 Sheffield U 2 as part of a run of just one defeat in 13.
3 March 1979: Southampton 2 Arsenal 0, part of a run of just one win in eight.
3 March 1993: Norwich 1 Arsenal 1. This was the 12th consecutive match in which neither Arsenal nor their opponents scored more than one goal. It was also the end of a run in which Arsenal only won two league games in 15.
3 March 2002: Pirès passed to Bergkamp who was loitering at the edge of the area with his back to goal. Bergkamp flipped the ball one way and spun the other to score.
3 March 2007: The largest crowd thus far at the Emirates 60,132, saw Arsenal beat Reading 2-1. The record was beaten again on 3 November 2007 with 60,338.
3 March 2009: WBA 1 Arsenal 3. After five draws (four of them 0-0) Arsenal started a run of seven wins and one draw in the next eight.
Classic Articles from the Arsenal History Society
- The biggest injury problems ever faced by an Arsenal manager
- Arsenal’s promotion in 1919. At last, the truth
- Exclusive: The interview with George Davie – the man who sued Arsenal and overturned the transfer system.
- The article that led to the creation of the statues at the Emirates Stadium
Other recent posts…
- 10 stories of Arsenal and Tottenham that the media today won’t mention (and one they might)
- FA Cup Match Number 1: 5 October 1889
- Alf Haynes
- Ron Greenwood at the Arsenal: was he the cause of the failure from 1958 to 1961?
- Ben Marden: league winner and star of our triumph at Anfield
- 1987 – the trophy, the awful games, the modest signings
- Jackie Henderson: the Arsenal man who moved to my village
- Gavin McGowan. One of the talents defeated by injury
- Matthew Connolly: Arsenal academy man who won the Championship 3 times.
- The Arsenal player who became Minister of Finance and stood for President
- Harry King – our greatest hat trick scorer of them all
- And for contemporary events: Untold Arsenal
If you would like to contribute an article to this site, please see this note on submissions etc.
The incomplete index of series on this site….
- Arsenal’s name and how it changed
- Arsenal and Tottenham
- Anti-Arsenal – those who try to put us down throughout history
- Arsenal’s Chronology
- Arsenal History Society news and discoveries
- Chairmen of Arsenal
- Corruption: The Review
- The First Double: 1971
- First Timers: The first time I saw Arsenal
- Iconic moments in the history of Arsenal
- Into the Darkness. Arsenal under Swindin
- Islington 100: celebrating 100 years of Arsenal in Islington
- London – how Arsenal fared in the early days against other London teams
- Managers – from Royal Arsenal to Mr Wenger
- Meet the ancestors- stories from the relatives of Arsenal players
- The origins of Arsenal
- Players, including updates on what players are doing now
- The Norris Files
- Statistics through the club’s history
- Woolwich Arsenal, the ground
- Woolwich Arsenal in the FA Cup – the full series
- Woolwich 100 – the players who played 100 or more times for WA
- Year by year: tracing the club’s history in detail
- Going to University
- Teacher News – UK schools from the teachers’ perspective
- UK Education News - rolling news service
- Dyscalculia on line test and support
- School sports minibuses: providing your child’s school with a bus
- Parent News - what is going on in schools these days?
- Edventure Blog – turning school playtime into an educational experience
- The top five of everything to do with schools
Direct marketing …
- The Direct Marketing blog: direct mail, email, websites, blogs
- Good Ad: reviews of the best and worst direct advertising there is
- Education Marketing: selling to schools
- The Secret Nurse : what is really going wrong with the NHS?
- Jiving - a review of the jive clubs of the UK (a new site, but it is growing day by day). The best way to stay fit physically and mentally.
- The weight loss programme: The only guaranteed way to get fit
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