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The  journal of the AISA Arsenal History Society.

Today’s Arsenal anniversaries

  • 1 September 1893: Kentish Mercury reports Jack Humble had presented the new Manor Ground to the press, with an updated list of Division II fixtures.
  • 1 September 1894: John Caldwell debut
  • 1 September 1897: First match for Fergus Hunt and Roger Ord
  • 1 September 1897: Andy Kennedy who gained two caps for Ireland, born
  • 1 September 1898 John Dick first game
  • 1 September 1909: Frank Heppinstall first game
  • 1 September 1902: Roddy McEachrane first game
  • 1 September 1904: First game for Archibald Gray and Charlie Satterthwaite
  • 1 September 1909: First match for Frank Heppinstall
  • 1 September 1910: Arsenal open new seasfon as per established rules, v Man U.
  • 1 September 1910: Alf Common’s first game
  • 1 September 1910: Willis Rippon scores on his first match
  • 1 September 1914: FA agree that football for the 1914/15 season should continue.
  • 1 September 1914: Arsenal play their first league match (v Glossop) as The Arsenal
  • 1 September 1914 first  game for Frank Bradshaw and Christopher Buckley
  • 1 September 1934: First home match for George Allison. Arsenal 8 Liverpool 1.  Ted Drake and Ray Bowden each score hattricks.
  • 1 September 1934: Jack Crayston first game.
  • 1 September 1953: Ted Platt sold to Portsmouth
  • 1 September 1970: Arsenal 0 Leeds 0.  League match 7 of the first Double season. This was one of only three draws at home that season – every other home league match was won.  But after six games played Arsenal were sixth.
  • 1 September 1983: Jose Antonia Reyes born.
  • 1 September 2001: Greg Lincoln signs for Stevenage Borough
  • 1 September 2003: Francis Jeffers loaned to Everton for season
  • 1 September 2009:  UEFA ban Eduardo for two games “deceiving the referee” in Arsenal’s play-off match against Celtic.
  • 1 September 2008 Kieran Gibbs signs a new contract with Arsenal.


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The complete Arsenal Anniversary series is to be found on the Arsenal History Society site.

The Anniversary Files now have over 5000 entries, and are now divided into 12 monthly sections:

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