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Arsenal move to the top of the league and a ten goal thriller

 

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

Here are the stories from this day in history…


 

 

29 December 1888. Iona 1 Royal Arsenal 5 in the Kent Senior Cup on the way to winning the trophy.

29 December 1894: Arsenal 1 Dresden United 0.  Dresden were based in Stoke on Trent, and played in The Combination and the Midland League until being wound up in 1897.

29 December 1982: Vladimir Petrovic joined from Red Star Belgrade for £45,000.  He played 13 league games for Arsenal before moving on to Royal Antwerp.  After finishing playing in 1988 he gradually moved into management, and has managed both national and league teams including Red Star Belgrade.

29 December 1990: Andy Cole made his only appearance for Arsenal in a 4-1 win over Sheffield Utd.  In 1991 he went on loan to Fulham, before being transferred to Bristol City in 1992.

29 December 2003: Seb Svard loaned to Stoke.  He never played for Arsenal in the league but played 13 times for Stoke.  Two further loans ensued before he signed for Borussia Mönchengladbach.

29 December 2003: Southampton 0 Arsenal 1.  3 wins and 2 draws in December left Arsenal in 2nd one point behind Man U.  The 19th league match of the Unbeaten Season; Pires scored the goal.

29 December 2007: Everton 1 Arsenal 4 – Arsenal moved to the top of the league.  Eduardo (2), Adebayor and Rosicky scored.

29 December 2012: Arsenal 7 Newcastle 3. A Walcott hat trick helped Arsenal to  four straight wins after a Swansea defeat.  The Ox, Podolski and Giroud got the other goals

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

Arsenal prepare for the vote on who should be promoted to the First Division

March 1919: The vote to extend the league and what the media said

Yesterday’s anniversaries: 

It’s the birthday of the man who kept losing league cup finals

What’s on the Arsenal History Society site

An index to the various series that contain over 1,700 articles on this site concerning the history of Arsenal appears on our home page.  Our current series is “Henry Norris at the Arsenal”

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