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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.

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Special feature:

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Below are the Anniversaries from  November 3.

 


 

3 November 1888: Royal Arsenal 3 Phoenix 0; the first game of the season in the London Senior Cup.  Arsenal went on to the semi-final where they were beaten by Clapton.

3 November 1928: Cardiff 1 Arsenal 1.  In Chapman’s 4th season Arsenal flirted with relegation with just three wins in the first 13 league games of the season.

3 November 1962: Blackburn 5 Arsenal 5.  Having beaten Wolverhampton 5-4 the previous week, Arsenal nearly repeated the feat.  Across the two games five of the goals were scored by Joe Baker, three by Eastham and two by Skirton.

3 November 1963: Ian Wright born in Woolwich.  He started out with Greenwich Borough and then having been spotted was invited to have a trial at Crystal Palace who signed him in August 1985, when he was 21 – a late start in professionalism for a player.

3 November 1993: Standard Liège 0 Arsenal 7 in Cup winners Cup.  Arsenal won 10-0, the highest aggregate ever achieved by Arsenal.  Smith, Selley, Adams,, Campbell (2), Merson and McGoldrick got the goals

3 November 2007: The largest crowd thus far at the Emirates saw Arsenal v Man U (60,338).  It was televised live and ended 2-2.  Fàbregas and Gallas got the goals.

3 November 2010: Having beaten Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1 at the Emirates, Arsenal then proceeded to lose 2-1 in the return game.  Walcott scored for Arsenal and Eduardo got one of the Shakhtar goals.

3 November 2014: Francis Coquelin was loaned to Charlton in order for him to get some games (having thus far been a regular on the Arsenal bench).  He was recalled on 12 December after five games at Charlton.


 

Elsewhere on this day: 

In 1975 oil began to flow from under the North Sea into Scotland, and proved to be the boost to the UK’s teetering economy that was so desperately needed.  For years the revenue gave the impression that the UK had wealth, but it actually created the most extraordinary decline in productivity in the rest of the economy, leaving the country financially stranded.

 

Yesterday’s anniversaries:

Arsenal manager says to player: “You, off. You don’t want to play for this club so get off.”  


 

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

September 1917: Arsenal’s form definitely on the up.

A full index of the various series of articles on this site appears on the home page.

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