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Signing Pat Jennings and the very unlucky Ryan Garry. Anniversaries 6 August.

Here are the Anniversaries from 6 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history. You might also be interested in our in-depth analysis of the first days at Highbury which continues with When Highbury opened, and “Victoria Concordia Crescit” was introduced

Details of the whole list of 5000 Arsenal anniversaries and other […]

George Wood; understudy to Jennings 1980/3

George Wood was born 26 September 1952 in Douglas in Lanarkshire and played as a goal keeper for Arsenal between 1980 and 1983.

The story is that at Lanark Grammar he was an outfield player but his PE teacher converted him to goalkeeping duties. He went on to play junior (ie non-league – the use […]

The men that Terry Neill signed: Pat Jennings

By Tony Attwood

Before Pat Jennings we had John Rimmer who was signed by Bertie Mee, and before him Bob Wilson, backed by Geoff Barnett.

Pat’s story starts amazingly – apparently he played for the under 18 team of Sharock Rovers while aged 11, and then moved across to Gaelic football.

But of course he […]

The anniversary of the strangest Arsenal transfer ever

Today’s anniversaries are below…

The list of the 270+ videos we have gathered commemorating events on individual days are to be found via this link. We are also developing our video collection series in which we are gathering together the best videos we have against each club we have played in recent years. Here is […]

How to beat Newcastle: watch the video

240+ historic videos and lots of anniversaries.

There are links to our most recent videos and the club series on the home page. An index of 240+ 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 […]

Farewell old friend: Mr Wenger’s farewell and the last Highbury derby

240+ historic videos and lots of anniversaries.

Arsenal v Everton – the historic games on video There are links to our most recent videos on the home page. An index of 240+ 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 […]

Arsenal smash the Tiny Totts 5-2. This is how you do a commentary!

The anniversaries are below…

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 […]

On this day, Man C 0 Arsenal 2. The foul that gives the penalty is an utter classic.

18 January 1894: Arthur Worrell’s first game in a friendly against Accrington which Arsenal won 2-0 in front of a crowd of 2,000. This was the start of three appearances in five friendly matches before on 3 February he got his League debut in a game away to Lincoln which Arsenal lost 3-0.

18 […]

Watch Arsenal beat Liverpool 3-6 away on this day

Contact Arsenal History Society at Tony@schools.co.uk

You can read extended details of one of today’s stories on “Today of All Days”

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: […]

Arsenal away to Bradford – it goes to penalties

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 match and every […]

Arsenal knock in three on this day: watch the video

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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 match and […]

Arsenal beat WBA on this day watch the video

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 match and […]

Was this the greatest Arsenal game of all time? You must watch.

 

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 match […]

Ozil scores a fabulous header in Europe on this day. Watch the video

You can find the latest video each day on the home page of this site. You can also find videos for previous days by clicking the articles in the left column of this page under “Recent Posts” or by clicking on the mauve headline at the top of the screen on the right, which […]

Liverpool 3 Arsenal 6 watch the most amazing video and staggering goals.

OK I admit it I am cheating today. On this day, 23 November Matthew Connolly went on his first loan period, to Bournemouth, playing five league games and two FA Cup matches, and scoring against Nottingham Forest. He returned to Arsenal and played in the League Cup quarter final on 9 January 2007 in the […]

Knocking in 3 against Man City away. Watch the video

You can find the latest video each day on the home page of this site. You can also find videos for previous days by clicking the articles in the left column of this page under “Recent Posts” or by clicking on the mauve headline at the top of the screen on the right, which will […]

Why we never play on 9 October, and the video of beating Sunderland in 1984

As you will see from the anniversary list below, we haven’t played a game on this day for over 30 years – Uefa and Fifa seeing to this with their organisation of international breaks.

So here’s a game from a slightly different date, but nonetheless interesting for all that.

We publish a new Arsenal […]

Video: Freddie scores against Manchester United on his debut on this day

We publish a new Arsenal match video each day with the anniversary list. You can find the latest each day on the home page of this site. You can also find videos for previous days by clicking the articles in the left column of this page under “Recent Posts” or by clicking on the mauve […]

Video and anniversaries for 26 August

Below is our selected video for this day in history, along with all the Arsenal anniversaries of interest that we can find. This is published by The Arsenal History Society, part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior […]

Bruce Rioch’s short spell at Arsenal – comings and goings on this day

Bruce Rioch was by no means the man with the shortest spell as Arsenal manager, but most of those who have managed for a shorter period of time have done so because they were temporary appointments: James McEwen (2 games), Pat Rice (4), Freddie Ljungberg (6)…

Beyond doubt the most successful of the short term […]

Have you ever had an urge to discover some new Arsenal statistics?

By Tony Attwood

Each day the AISA Arsenal History Society publishes a list of Arsenal events that took place on this day throughout history – today’s list is below.

But quite often as I come to publish the list for the day I find myself wondering about other Arsenal events for which I can’t find […]

That eternal desire the League and FA has to stop certain people playing football

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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The rise and rise of Emi Martinez

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

You can […]

On this day in 1923 Arsenal revealed its profit: £5000 for the season.

The drive behind Henry Norris’ take over of Arsenal in 1910 was first to pay off all the debts and second to make it a profitable club, and then third to make it a club that would challenge for trophies.

The first aim was met in 1910, as all the debts were honoured (including some […]

How clubs spend crazy money on players that don’t get games

The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association – a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA on its website.

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