4 September: Final Arsenal match for Don Roper

  Anniversary video index:an Arsenal video for (almost) each day of the year Arsenal Day by Day: the stories Arsenal in September: Over 600 Arsenal events day by day  100 Years: 100 Years in the First Division 4 September 1956 by Tony Attwood Donald George Beaumont Roper was seen as a schoolboy by Southampton, playing for Bitterne Nomads, …

When the Hull manager complained Arsenal’s man was improperly dressed on the pitch

Latest news: We are developing our own video channel.   It’s still at the experimental stage but you can get a feel here… Untold Gooner News Phil Brown, the football manager, seemed something of a curious fellow when he was managing in England. On 17 March 2009 as Hull City’s manager he claimed that he had …

Don Roper: 10 years of magic at Arsenal

Don Roper: the key dates… 14 December 1922 Don Roper born in Botey, Hampshire 11 August 1947: Dan Roper signs from Southampton  (See background article here) 23 August 1947: League Debut for Archie Macauley and Don Roper.  Arsenal 3 Sunderland 1. 4 September 1956: Final Arsenal match for Don Roper 8 January 1957: Don Roper …

Arsenal anniversaries: When the ground was only half full for the north London derby.

    Today on Untold Arsenal: Could Burnley’s home scoring bonanza help save them against Arsenal? Today’s headline comes from 1974.    Below are the Arsenal anniversaries for today. 16 February 1886: Andy Ducat born.  It was his transfer from Arsenal after 175 league games that signalled that the club would sell any player in order …

Arsenal on this day: Aubameyang leaves but is still playing and still scoring

    Arsenal Anniversaries of the Day for 1 February: the strange case of Aubameyang  1 February 2022: After a prolonged dispute with the club Aubameyang had his Arsenal contract terminated and the player was moved to Barcelona. He made just 18 appearances for them before being moved again to Chelsea the following day where …

All of Arsenal’s major signings made on the January transfer deadline day

    By Tony Attwood The present system of transfer windows was introduced for the 2002/03 season and at first there was little fuss made about the closing of the window on 31 January 2003.  In fact, Arsenal made one purchase that day: Guillaume Warmuz coming in from Lens. The whole issue of transfer windows …

29 January: Arsenal beat Newcastle 3-0 to go top of the league

    Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0; 29 January 2008 This match saw Arsenal go top of the league, and was part an unbeaten run that started on 16 December 2007 when Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0.  The one defeat of the season so far had come against Middlesbrough on 9 December 2007 (2-1 away), and the …

27 January: when Arsenal beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup

  On 27 January 1934 Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 7-0 in the FA Cup.    The crowd was recorded as 56,177. Alex Wilson played his first game for Arsenal on this day, and the result was not especially remarkable for on that day five of the FA Cup games had six goals or more in …

17 January 1976: Arsenal relegation a distinct possibility

    The 1919 Affair: How Arsenal were promoted to the first division – the only complete and detailed history of Arsenal’s election. 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 Join …

Society breaks down, Arsenal take drugs, and a relative of the club founder talks

    Today’s headline stories come from 1917, 1925 and 2012 The 1919 Affair: How Arsenal were promoted to the first division – the only complete and detailed history of Arsenal’s election. 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 …

8 January: Arsenal on the edge of bankruptcy

    Today’s headline story comes from 1910.   Details as ever are below with all the anniversaries for this day also listed.  More details about the 1910 affair can be found by following the links for that year. The Arsenal History Society blog contains hundreds of articles concerning the history of the club since its …

5 January: Arsenal suffer from the covid scam, and the death of the world’s first centre half

      Today’s headline stories comes from 1961 and 2022.   Details as ever are below with all the anniversaries for this day also listed – and for these two stories there is more to be found by following the link in each case. The Arsenal History Society blog contains hundreds of articles concerning the …

Who became Arsenal’s youngest FA Cup player on 2 January?

    The Arsenal History Society blog contains hundreds of articles concerning the history of the club since its foundation in 1886.  You can find a complete record for January throughout the club’s history here    You might also enjoy… The 1919 Affair:  How Arsenal were promoted to the first division – the only complete and detailed history of …

Arsenal anniversaries 4 November: 4 goals down in 20 minutes does not mean its all over

    Today’s headline comes from 2001. Arsenal in the 1930s: The most comprehensive series on the decade ever Arsenal in the 1970s: Every match and every intrigue reviewed in detail. The full index of November’s anniversaries is available here. 4 November 1893: FA Cup 2nd prelim round: Arsenal beat Clapton 6-2 in front of 2,500.  The club finally went out …

Arsenal anniversaries 30 October: the day of 22 goals in just two games!!!

    Here are the Arsenal stories from 29 October through the club’s history.   Details of some of our major series are given at the foot of the page.    The headline story is from 2012 and 2019 30 October 1897: Woolwich Arsenal beat St Albans 9-0 in FA Cup.  This time there was only one …

Arsenal anniversaries 29 October. FA show appalling anti-Arsenal stance.

    Here are the Arsenal stories from 29 October through the club’s history.   Details of some of our major series are given at the foot of the page.    The headline story is from 1925. 29 October 1892: Royal Arsenal almost emulated their FA  cup record victory with a 10-1 defeat of City Ramblers.  Booth, …

Arsenal anniversaries 25 October. The start of the end of tackling

    Here are the Arsenal stories from 25 October through the club’s history.   Details of some of our major series are given at the foot of the page.  Today’s headline comes from 2020. Today’s headline anniversary comes from  25 October 1919: Arsenal 1 Bradford C 2.  League debut for Fred Pagnam, the man who refused …

Arsenal anniversaries: 22 October. Why so much early Arsenal history is so vague

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Arsenal anniversaries 20 Oct: A new punishment invented just for Arsenal, and never used again

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Arsenal anniversaries 10 October. PGMO go to war with Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal anniversaries 4 October. 6 goals, 6 victories, 6 different players

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Arsenal anniversaries 17 Sept. Arsenal player gets 9 match ban after suffering racial abuse

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Arsenal anniversaries 14 September: captaining a league winning team in three different decades

      Please join our association: it’s free!   See details below 14 September 1891: Billy Heath took the first ever penalty in a league game, scoring for Wolverhampton against Accrington as Wolverhampton won 5-0. In 1893 he joined Arsenal,  and scored a hattrick against Walsall Town Swifts on 11 September – Arsenal’s first ever hattrick …

Arsenal Anniversaries: 4 September. Perry Groves signed by George Graham

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Arsenal’s civil war: new evidence of what really happened in 1927.

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