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This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day  files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society.

 

Below are the Anniversaries from 4 October

  • Our headline story comes from this day in 2009.

Yesterday’s anniversaries are to be found at:

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history…

 


 

Today’s anniversaries

4 October 1894: Woolwich Arsenal beat Casuals 8-0 in a friendly.  This is one of the matches that shows that the old story that Arsenal were banned from playing local amateur clubs after turning professional in 1893 was completely untrue.

4 October 1913: The first league defeat at Highbury.  Arsenal 0 Bury 1.  The two previous games at the new stadium had been a win and a draw.  The next 8 games at Highbury were all home wins – the only other home defeat came against Huddersfield in February.

4 October 1942: Terry Mancini born.  He made little progress at first as a player but after a period in South Africa, returned to England to push his way up through the leagues with Orient and finally QPR before joining Arsenal.

4 October 1952: Arsenal 3 Blackpool 1.  66,682 turned up for the game despite Arsenal’s modest form at the time (only four of the first 10 games had been won).  Roper got two and Logie the third.

4 October 1958: One day after signing, Jackie Henderson made his Arsenal debut v WBA where he scored twice as Arsenal won 4–3 at Highbury.

4 October 1961: Death of Horace Cope.   After retiring from football he moved back to Treeton where his family had worked in the colliery, running Treeton Working Man’s Club, Rotherham, before running a Public House in Nottingham,

4 October 1969: Arsenal 0 Coventry City 1.  Geoff Barnett and John Roberts made their league debut.  The game came in a run of eight games without a victory.  The crowd was 28,877.

4 October 1972: Jeff Blockley signed from Coventry City for £200,000.  As Arsenal tried to maintain the momentum of the first European success and the first Double, he was signed by the club as a replacement for Frank McLintock.

4 October 1973: Wilf Rostron signed a professional contract with Arsenal and played 17 games with the club between this date and 1977, when he moved to Sunderland.  He later played in Watford’s most successful side in 1982

4 October 1997: Ian Wright’s last goal at Highbury in a 5-0 win over Barnsley as Arsenal remained unbeaten with a third of the season gone, and Bergkamp was in his pomp and glory.  10th league game of the 2nd Double Season    The second double: part 1, part 2, part 3.

4 October 1998: Bergkamp scored his first league goal of the season in the defeat of Newcastle at the start of a six match unbeaten run.

4 October 2003: Liverpool 1 Arsenal 2.  The 8th league match of the unbeaten season including an utterly sensational goal from Pires.

4 October 2009: Having started the season so well, then faltered, Arsenal recovered beating Blackburn 6-2.  Each goal was scored by a different player: Vermaelen, Van Persie, Arshavin, Fabregas, Walcott, Bendtner.

4 October 2015: Arsenal 3 Manchester Utd 0.  Arsenal scored their goals in the first 19 minutes through Alexis (2) and Ozil.

 

 


On this day in 1957 Russia launched the world’s first ever artificial satellite Sputnik 1.  It was 22 inches across.


 

 

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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