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Three European wins in a row and the Finance Minister plays for Arsenal.

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  October 19.  

Our headline is taken from stories in 1946, 2010, 2011, and 2016.

19 October 1889: Arsenal beat Dartford Working Men’s Club 7-1  in the first round in the Kent Junior Cup starting their journey to the club’s first ever piece of silverware.

19 October 1912: Arsenal 1 Sunderland 3, in Arsenal’s relegation season.  But the rumours were circulating that this would be Arsenal’s last season in Plumstead.

19 October 1946 Albert Sigurður Guðmundsson played first of two league matches for Arsenal.  He was the first ever Icelandic professional footballer and later became Minister of Finance of his country.

19 October 1999: After a 1-1 draw in Barcelona, Arsenal lost the return game at Wembley 2-4; their first defeat in the series.  Bergkamp and Overmars scored.

19 October 2002: The all-time away win sequence ended with a 2-1 defeat by Everton, the start of 3 defeats in a row, the worst run for 19 years.   It was the first defeat of the season, Rooney scored his first goal, in the last minute.  Arsène Wenger said, “At that age, Rooney is already a complete footballer. The guy can play. He’s the best English under-20 I’ve seen since I came here.”  13 years later he became England’s all time top scorer.

19 October 2010: Arsenal beat Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1.  The goals came from Song, Nasri, Fabregas, Wilshere, Chamakh, meaning Arsenal had played three, won three and scored 14 goals.

19 October 2011: Arsenal beat Marseille 1-0 away in the Champions League, with a goal from Ramsey in the 92nd minute.  Arsenal remained unbeaten in the group.

19 October 2016: a home win against Ludogorets Razgrad involved Goals from Sánchez, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and a career first hat-trick for Özil.. This took Arsenal to seven wins in a row in all competitions

The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

Arsenal in February 1917: Arsenal on the up, George Allison’s contribution.

Yesterday’s anniversaries are to be found at:

After two Arsenal wins in eight, not many people will predict winning the Double.

Elsewhere on this day:

On 19 October 1931 John le Carré, real name David John Moore Cornwell, and beyond doubt the greatest English spy fiction writer of all time, was born.  He wrote books of stunning brilliance and entertainment from “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” through to “The Night Manager”.


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…

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