Archibald Gray and Eddie Hapgood. Our anniversaries for 13 May

Today’s anniversaries: 13 May 1904: Archibald Gray joined Woolwich Arsenal 13 May 1933: Eddie Hapgood made international début Part of the work on this site is to build the biggest ever Arsenal anniversaries record.  At the last count we had articles on about 500 events related to specific days, but at certain times of the …

Chapman ends his first season, Wenger ends his last

  By Tony Attwood Today’s highlighted anniversary come from 1926 and 2018. Day by Day the videos – An Arsenal video for (almost) every day of the year in order.  Day by Day the stories– a key moment in Arsenal and footballing history for each day of the year Details of some more series can be found at the foot …

Arsenal anniversaries

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Arsenal anniversaries: 13 May. Wenger’s last match

      Day by Day the stories – a key moment in Arsenal and footballing history for each day of the year Arsenal today:  Arsenal v Brighton, how the opposition have been doing. Day by Day the videos– An Arsenal video for (almost) every day of the year in order. The anniversaries… 13 May 1910: Representatives of the Football League …

23 December, scoring five at White Hart Lane (and the video)

    Arsenal video of the day: Scoring five at White Hart Lane Day by Day the videos – An Arsenal video for (almost) every day of the year in order.  And the anniversaries (the full index for December is here) 23 December 1893: Arsenal 7 Crusaders 0.  By modern standards it was a strange time to set up …

Arsenal beat Watford 3-4 away on this day

A new index We’ve started work on an index of our videos in the order of the date of the year to make it easier to look up the selected match for any particular day.  It is growing day by day.  See The Arsenal Video Index We also have the video collection ordered by club, and …

Arsene Wenger’s final game – the video

  There are links to our most recent videos and the club series on the home page. An  index of 260+ historic videos is here Contact Arsenal History Society at Tony@schools.co.uk 100 Years in the First Division: the absolute complete story of Arsenal’s promotion in 1919. Henry Norris at the Arsenal:  There is a full index to the series here. …

Look at that, oh look at that: Tottenham 0 Arsenal 5. What a goal by Brady

And it really is watching the whole game! Contact Arsenal History Society at Tony@schools.co.uk 100 Years in the First Division: the absolute complete story of Arsenal’s promotion in 1919. Henry Norris at the Arsenal:  There is a full index to the series here. Arsenal in the 1930s: The most comprehensive series on the decade ever Arsenal in the 1970s: Every …

Arsenal v Tottenham on this day in 2013: watch the video

Here are the anniversaries… 1 September 1888: The first recorded pre-season friendly involving just Arsenal, in which Arsenal first team (The Probables) played the reserves (The Improbables).  A second match was arranged one week later, after which the matches against other clubs began. 1 September 1893: Kentish Mercury reported Jack Humble, the Woolwich Arsenal chairman, had …

What a goal by Brady. When it happened and what happened next

Untold Video Updates: We’re continuing to experiment with our video commentaries: do take a peek at Untold GoonerNews What a goal by Brady. That commentary that we hear at every home match Arsenal play was scored on this day in 1978 in the game that ended Tottenham 0 Arsenal 5. The result left Arsenal fourth …

From programme editor to Arsenal manager in 24 years

That headline does indeed reflect what happened to George Allison between 1910 (when he was editing the Arsenal programme) to this day in 1934 when he managed Arsenal for the first time at home. In fact Arsenal owe a huge amount to Allison, not just in terms of winning the league twice and FA Cup …

One year ago today – farewell Mr Wenger, and Henry’s “police officer”

Arsene Wenger was the longest serving manager Arsenal has ever had, with the best win record of any manager who had managed over three seasons.   His final match – a win at Huddersfield was a year ago on this day. Also interesting to note that on this day George Graham ended the season as the …

“Look at that, oh look at that”.

The Anniversaries … Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website.   You will also find links to the month by month listing of anniversaries in the right hand column of this …

The Arsenal manager who won his first home game with the club 8-1.

  The Arsenal Anniversary Files Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1934 Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society Arsenal reach the top of the 1st division for the first time ever. Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over …

When Arsenal’s top scorer for the season scored11, and everyone seemed quite happy.

The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal Arsenal Sept 1922: the first Hill-Wood arrives, Spurs seriously warned, Arsenal debts reduced The next article in this series will appear today. Here are the anniversaries of today. Our headline comes from 1967. If you have been following this series for some time …

“We so very rarely score two in a match…” You’ll never guess who was in the squad!

This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day  files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society. Here are the stories from this day in history… the answer to who was in the team is given on 23 December 2000… 23 December 1893: Arsenal 7 Crusaders 0.  By modern standards …

Uefa ban Arsenal man for two games for “deceiving the referee”

Here are the Anniversaries from 1 September  – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history. Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history is November 1914: The Times journalist goes to a reserve match without realising it.. 1 September 1888: The first recorded pre-season friendly, in which Arsenal first team (The Probables) played the reserves …

Norris at the Arsenal 7: Completing the takeover and preparing for the new season

  By Tony Attwood All through the tumultuous period that we’ve been looking at in the previous articles, the fund-raising committee that had been set up before the full extent of this financial crisis was appreciated, had continued its activities.  However on 6 June at a meeting in Rotherhithe, the committee resolved not to hand …

It’s Coquelin’s birthday, and other Arsenal anniversaries

Here are all the main events in Arsenal’s history from 13 May.  The full list across the whole year will be published in Arsenal: The Chronology. ———————————- 13 May 1904: Archibald Gray joined Woolwich Arsenal from Hibernian with whom he had won the Scottish League and Cup, playing 51 league games.  He played in Arsenal’s first …