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He received the ball with his back to goal, 20 yards out, turned and shot.

Here are the Anniversaries from 18 September  – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history covers October 1915

 


 

18 September 1930: William Harper returned for second spell with Arsenal having previously left Arsenal to play in the American Soccer League.  He replaced Keyser in goal, and played 19 games in the season, to win himself a league winners’ medal.

18 September 1953: Tommy Lawton signed from Brentford.  He played 38 games and scored 15 times before retiring but Tom Whittaker admitted in his autobiography that the signing was one of desperation on his part, and not a success.

18 September 1976: Stephen Hughes born. He started his football career at Arsenal, where he played in 76 league games, 40 of them as a sub , scoring 7 goals.  He was a member of the 1997-98 league winning side.

18 September 1994:  Arsenal’s fifth game in a row without a win ended Arsenal 2 Newcastle 3,  But after four games without scoring Arsenal do at least get one from Adams and one from Wright.

18 September 1999: Thierry Henry who came on as a sub scored his first goal for Arsenal to beat Southampton 1-0. He received the ball from Adams, with his back to goal, 20 yards out, turned and shot.  Henry said, “My goal today was very important for me. I have missed at least 14 or 15 chances for Arsenal and my confidence was low.”  It was Arsenal’s last appearance at the Dell.  Henry didn’t score again until 28 November when he got both goals in a 2-1 defeat of Derby.

18 September 2013: Arsenal beat Marseille 2-1 to make it 10 away wins in a row in all competitions – a club record.  Ramsey and Walcott scored in the Champions League campaign in which 3 teams ended up with 12 points.


 

The current series from the Arsenal History Series being developed on this site is  Henry Norris at the Arsenal, covering all aspects off the life and work of the man who rescued Arsenal from extinction, secured the club’s future by moving it to Highbury, and then brought in Herbert Chapman as manager.

The previously untold tale of how it was that Norris came to choose Highbury as the suitable location for Arsenal’s new ground.

The series is being worked on daily, and the articles thus far are here.

Among the many other series we have run are…

There are details of many other series covered by this site on our home page.

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