6 August: Pat Jennings signed for £45,000.

By Tony Attwood Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in August: All the anniversaries day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division By August 1977, Pat had played 591 games for Tottenham and his club seemed to think that at 32 he …

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 activities …

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 of the …

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 …

29 July: Malcolm MacDonald signed from Newcastle

Anniversary video index: an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in July: All the anniversaries day by day  100 Years in the First Division Arsenal today: Untold Arsenal  On 29 July 1976 Malcolm MacDonald signed from Newcastle for £333,333. There was an argument about the price between the …

20 July: Malcolm Macdonald retired from football.

Arsenal’s stadia before Highbury. What do they look like now? The maps showing Arsenal’s historic sites before the club moved north Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in July: All the anniversaries day by day  Malcolm MacDonald was signed from Newcastle for £333,333 on 29 July 1976.  He was at Arsenal for three years and …

29 June: Don Howe left Arsenal having helped guide the club to the Double as first team coach.

Ater playing for Arsenal Don Howe moved on to WBA where he stayed until 1975 before a year at Galatasaray SK after which he returned to Arsenal as manager.  His record between December 1983 and March 1986 was played 117 games with 46.15% won. Don was born on 12 October 1935,and played with West Bromwich …

26 April 1975: Watch Arsenal beat Tottenham in a relegation battle

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 Arsenal in April – all the anniversaries day by day  by Tony Attwood The end of the 1974/5 season was not exactly exciting …

19 April 1975: On this day in history – QPR 0 Arsenal 0; Arsenal 17th in the league

By Tony Attwood 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 intrigue reviewed in detail. 100 Years in the First Division At a time when many fans are complaining about Arsenal being …

18 February 1978: Arsenal v Walsall

by Tony Attwood 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 This would hardly be a game to be remembered, for it was a routine win against lower league …

23 December 1978: Brady scores the wonder goal, Tottenham smashed, father happy.

By Tony Attwood To read about the free Arsenal video collection and about the Arsenal History Society, please see the note at the foot of this article. 23 December 1978: Terry Neill was the manager of Arsenal, and Tottenham were finding their feet again in the first division, having come up from Division 2 at …

All the Arsenal anniversaries for 24 October

  24 October 1883:  George Allison born in County Durham.  Bernard Joy said “he lacked the professional’s deep knowledge of the game”.  But he still managed to win the FA Cup and the League twice and from 1910 onwards had a continuous and deep engagement with the club up to 1947.  24 October 1896: Arsenal …

Arsenal beat Newcastle in their pre-Saudi days: the video

We never play on 9 October because of internationals so instead here is a video of Arsenal beating Newcastle You can read about football today at Compare: Kroenke blood sports TV channel and Mohammed Bin Salman on human rights And if you want something else to read… 100 Years in the First Division: the absolute complete …

Freddie scores against Man U on his debut

Freddie scores against Manchester United on his debut 20 September 1998 Our indexes of videos by date is here The index of videos by major clubs and a list of many of our videos is here Indexes to many of our major series are also on the home page and in the right hand column under “Pages” …

An extraordinary Vieira goal, and seven others on this day! The video

Today’s anniversaries are below.  Meanwhile you might also like to note the collection of club videos (each article bringing together a series of videos of our famous matches against each individual club) and our videos of the day, celebrating a match from Arsenal’s past. You will find full details and links on our home page. The Arsenal …

On this day Arsenal start a new season with a new manager. The video: 1995

Today’s anniversaries are below.  Meanwhile you might also like to note the collection of club videos (each article bringing together a series of videos of our famous matches against each individual club) and our videos of the day, celebrating a match from Arsenal’s past. You will find full details and links on our home page. The …

Thierry Henry takes on Newcastle: and wins. The video

A different form of video today – hope you find it makes an interesting change. Today’s anniversaries are below.  Meanwhile you might also like to note the collection of club videos (each article bringing together a series of videos of our famous matches against each individual club) and our videos of the day, celebrating a match …

A touch of argybargy on this day against Fulham: the video

And a rather curious cut and paste job for another game on this day against Koln. Today’s anniversaries are below.  Meanwhile you might also like to note the collection of club videos (each article bringing together a series of videos of our famous matches against each individual club) and our videos of the day, celebrating a …

Arsenal beat Liverpool in the Community Shield on this day: the videos

We’ve got two approaches to our Community Shield game on this day – the full match or via the Facebook link just the goal (but no build up at all). https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=621222985244997 Today’s anniversaries are below.  Meanwhile you might also like to note the collection of club videos (each article bringing together a series of videos of …

Arsenal beat Huddersfield in a friendly on this day: and the videos of other victories

6 August 2008: Arsenal beat Huddersfield 1-2 for the Chapman Cup with goals from Sanchez Watt and Nacer Barazite.  Unfortunately I can’t  find a video of the game from that day, but we’ve not covered these Huddersfield games before, so here are two victories over Huddersfield. Today’s anniversaries are below.  Meanwhile you might also like to …

Kolo Toure talks about Arsene Wenger and coming to Arsenal – the video

Our video of the day is normally from a match, but at this time of year we don’t have many to choose from – and very curiously the Emirates Cup games are not available – I would have thought that would a be a standard part of the Emirates marketing campaign for their name and …

On this day in 2015: 6-0 in the Emirates Cup. The video

Today’s anniversaries are below.  Meanwhile you might also like to note the collection of club videos (each article bringing together a series of videos of our famous matches against each individual club) and our videos of the day, celebrating a match from Arsenal’s past. You will find details and links on our home page.    Today’s anniversaries …

The day the League allowed numbers on shirts

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 – and adding some new ones to the …

One year ago on this day, Arsenal started their return to form: the video

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 – and adding some new ones to the …

The anniversary of the day Dennis Bergkamp arrived from Italy

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 – and adding some new ones to the …