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When Henry ran two miles after scoring against Tottenham and Mr Arsenal died

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 1952 and 2002

 


Special feature:

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

Below are the Anniversaries from  November 16. 

16 November 1952: Roddy McEachrane – the original “Mr Arsenal” died.  He played under Bradshaw, Kelso and Morrell, the three key managers in the whole of the Woolwich Arsenal period, and his two final games place him on the wall of honour at the Emirates as one of the Arsenal elite.

16 November 1962: Steve Bould born. He started out at his local club Stoke, went on loan to Torquay United during which time the manager was Bruce Rioch, who later had one season with Arsenal as manager. He then returned to Stoke and he moved to Arsenal in June 1988

16 November 1965: Arsenal v Brazil – part of the world champions’ warm up for the 1966 world cup in England.  Jon Sammels scored in each half as Arsenal won 2-0.

16 November 1996: Man U 1 Arsenal 0.  Arsène Wenger’s first defeat at the end of a ten match unbeaten run.  After the game he said, “Obviously, the way we lost was difficult to accept, but I’m happy with the way we played. Our organisation was excellent, we kept fighting and I am very optimistic for the future.”  The following season he won the Double.

16 November 2002: Arsenal beat Tottenham 3-0 to go back to top of the league. The game included the Premiership Goal of the Season by Henry.  He took the ball from inside his own half, beat all of the Tottenham defence, beat them a second time, scored from about 2 miles out and ran all the way back to the other end.  (Some of the details of this event may need checking).

16 November 2013: Having signed a five year contract Wojciech Szczesny signed a new long term-contract with Arsenal.  However some poor performances in 2014/15 and allegations that he had been smoking led to him being replaced first by David Ospina and then by Petr Cech.


Also on this day, in 1900, The Earl of Rosebery said of the UK, “It is beginning to be hinted that we are a nation of amateurs”.

Yesterday’s anniversaries:

The first ever goal to be scored from a corner. Maybe.


 

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

Arsenal in 1918: Chapman’s downfall, votes for women, schooling for all, Arsenal erratic

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

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