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The Arsenal men who make a living out of attacking Arsenal

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

Our headline is taken from this day in 2014


Special feature:

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

Below are the Anniversaries from  November 10.  

10 November 1888: Horton Kirby (South Darenth) 2 Royal Arsenal 6, in the Kent Senior Cup – it was Arsenal’s first year in the competition.

10 November 1948: Laurie Scott last appearance for England.  He won 17 caps between 1947 and 1949

10 November 1951: Arsenal 6 WBA 3.  Doug Lishman (3), Holton (2) and Logie were the scorers.  With this result Arsenal had scored 16 goals in four league games.

10 November 1957: Racing Club de Paris 1 Arsenal 1, in the series initiated by Herbert Chapman.  The series continued until 1962 when it was finally ended.

10 November 1958: Billy McCullough played his first Arsenal game – a friendly v Southampton.

10 November 1959: Peter Nicholas born.  He had started out with Crystal Palace as a youth player, and was part of their second division title winning team in 1979.

10 November 1969: Jens Lehmann born.  He played for Schalke, Milan and Borussia Dortmund before becoming the only player ever to play in every single top division game in one season without once being on the losing side.

10 November 2014: Paul Merson unleashed a fierce attack on Arsène Wenger, claiming that Wenger had let the club down and should leave.  It proved to be the first of many such attacks as Merson took over the role previously developed by Stewart Robson.

 


 

Elsewhere on this day: 

In 1989 a million East Germans poured into West Berlin as the wall came down.  The event followed mass demonstrations on 4 and 6 November against the current government.

 

 


 

Yesterday’s anniversaries:

The first ever London derby in the football’s top division.


 

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

Arsenal at the end of 1917. Crowds collapse, results poor, the war drags on.

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

 

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