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The end of Woolwich Arsenal and of the first season at Highbury.

By Tony Attwood

Woolwich Arsenal entered the final month of their first season north of the river still entertaining hopes of promotion – something which was quite remarkable given the difficulties that had to be overcome in moving to Highbury, and in rebuilding the team’s morale after the disasterous relegation season of 1912/13.

At the […]

The start of the greatest run of away games of all time

Here are the Anniversaries from 18 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history is Arsenal February and March 1914; the wall falls down, the team slips up.

18 August 1961: Laurie Brown purchased from Northampton Town. The following day he played against Tottenham, and […]

Arsenal February and March 1914; the wall falls down, the team slips up.

By Tony Attwood

It is easy to assume that because football began at Highbury in the late summer of 1913, that the ground was completed. But of course this was in the days before the notion of health and safety took hold, and we are reminded of the fact that the ground was far from […]

Henry’s birthday and some of the weirdest refereeing ever seen

Here are the Anniversaries from 17 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history is Arsenal’s first ever FA Cup match at Highbury and a challenge for promotion: Jan 1914

 

17 August 1896: Andrew Young born. He was signed by Knighton in 1921 from […]

Arsenal buy Highbury, Wilshere gets the number 10 shirt

Here are the Anniversaries from 15 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Our most recent article is Arsenal’s first ever FA Cup match at Highbury and a challenge for promotion: Jan 1914

 

16 August 1912. Ted Drake born. He started at Winchester City, and then went on to Southampton, […]

Chapman’s first game, trench warfare and a sending off to launch the Invincibles

Here are the Anniversaries from 15 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Our most recent article is Arsenal’s first ever FA Cup match at Highbury and a challenge for promotion: Jan 1914

15 August 1886: Charles Lewis born in Plumstead, (then a small town in Kent). He played for East […]

Arsenal’s first ever FA Cup match at Highbury and a challenge for promotion: Jan 1914

By Tony Attwood

While the year 1914 will forever resonate as the year in which the first world war commenced, 1914 was not in any way a year in which the nation was expecting war in a matter of weeks or even months. Life continued, football continued.

By way of example, 1914 saw the first […]

Wenger makes his first signings. Both are unknown one of whom is injured.

Here are the Anniversaries from 14 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Our most recent article is December 1913, the alleged redcurrent shirts, and Chapman comes to Highbury for the first time

14 August 1894: Jack Butler born in Ceylon; he played 267 games for Arsenal. He was the first […]

December 1913, the alleged redcurrent shirts, and Chapman comes to Highbury for the first time

By Tony Attwood

For many years December was one of the busiest months in league football, and December 1913 was certainly no exception. As such it is not surprising that as we have found (in compiling the reports of the last few months of 1913) there was a decline in the activities of Henry Norris […]

How Arsenal have managed to screw up their own history

Here are the Anniversaries from 13 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Our most recent article is The rebirth of Arsenal after the move to Highbury: November 1913.

 

13 August 1934: Ken Friar born. He started with Arsenal aged 12 and rose through the club to rose become Company […]

Farewell Bruce Rioch; make way for Mr Wenger

Here are the Anniversaries from 12 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Our most recent article is The rebirth of Arsenal after the move to Highbury: November 1913.

 

12 August 1917: Frank Boulton born. He started out with Bristol City, before moving on to Bath City, from where he […]

The rebirth of Arsenal after the move to Highbury: November 1913.

by Tony Attwood

We left Arsenal in our last article (The players who launched Arsenal’s rebirth), finishing October with five wins, two draws and two defeats in their opening nine games – the best start to a season since 1906. The table looked like this…

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GAvg Pts […]

The day Paul Merson successfully predicted the Unbeaten Season – before it happened!

Here are the Anniversaries from 11 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Details of the whole list of 5000 Arsenal anniversaries and other activities undertaken by the Arsenal History Society are at the end of today’s list.

 

11 August 1947: Don Roper signed from Southampton (See background article here). […]

What happened after Arsenal returned 8000 Community Shield tickets?

Here are the Anniversaries from 10 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Details of the whole list of 5000 Arsenal anniversaries and other activities undertaken by the Arsenal History Society are at the end of today’s list.

The answer to the question in the headline is that this occurred on […]

The players who launched Arsenal’s rebirth and Arsenal’s games in October 1913.

This article is part of the series Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index to the articles in the series so far is shown at the end of this piece. More information about the work of the Arsenal History Society is given on our home page

 

 

by Tony Attwood

Arsenal’s team for the […]

The birth and death of Joe Mercer & the 2nd Double Season starts with a draw.

Here are the Anniversaries from 9 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Details of the whole list of 5000 Arsenal anniversaries and other activities undertaken by the Arsenal History Society are at the end of today’s list.

9 August 1914: Joe Mercer born. He first played for Ellesmere Port Town […]

The tragic death of Paul Vaessen, and the arrival of Rosicky, the Ox, the Park and the gate

Here are the Anniversaries from 8 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history. You might also be interested in our in-depth analysis of the first days at Highbury which continues with When Highbury opened, and “Victoria Concordia Crescit” was introduced

Details of the whole list of 5000 Arsenal anniversaries and other […]

The day we signed Henry, Gilberto and Santi Cazorla. Arsenal anniversaries, 7 August.

Here are the Anniversaries from 7 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history. You might also be interested in our in-depth analysis of the first days at Highbury which continues with When Highbury opened, and “Victoria Concordia Crescit” was introduced

Details of the whole list of 5000 Arsenal anniversaries and other […]

Signing Pat Jennings and the very unlucky Ryan Garry. Anniversaries 6 August.

Here are the Anniversaries from 6 August – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history. You might also be interested in our in-depth analysis of the first days at Highbury which continues with When Highbury opened, and “Victoria Concordia Crescit” was introduced

Details of the whole list of 5000 Arsenal anniversaries and other […]

When Highbury opened, and “Victoria Concordia Crescit” was introduced

This article is part of the series Henry Norris at the Arsenal. An index to the articles in the series so far is shown at the end of this piece. More information about the work of the Arsenal History Society is given on our home page

 

By Tony Attwood

With the opening of Highbury […]

Vivas! arrives and Arsenal don’t go to Nigeria. Arsenal anniversaries on 5 August

These are the Arsenal anniversaries we have listed for 5 August. If you know any more, or have any corrections please do let us know.

Details of the whole list of 5000 Arsenal anniversaries and other activities undertaken by the Arsenal History Society are at the end of the piece

 

5 August 1946: Ian […]

War declared, Arsenal’s founder dies, and 1 player pays for the training centre. Arsenal anniversaries 4 August

These are the anniversaries we have listed for 4 August. If you know any more, or have any corrections please do let us know.

Details of the whole list of 5000 Arsenal anniversaries and other activities undertaken by the Arsenal History Society are at the end of the piece…

 

4 August 1914: The UK […]

Norris at the Arsenal: 1913 and the opening weeks at Highbury

By Tony Attwood

The summer of 1913 was for Arsenal one of great sadness and great excitement. Sadness at leaving the homeland that had seen the club form as a works team for the Dial Square factory in 1886, and sadness at the animosity that had grown up surrounding the club and its proposed move. […]

Arsenal anniversaries on 3 August – and the day Columbus set sail… in the other direction

This article is one of a daily series of such pieces covering the history of Arsenal in 5000 events.

3 August 1968: Continuing the tradition of playing Rangers pre-season as initiated by Herbert Chapman, Arsenal drew 2-2 at Ibrox.

3 August 1998: Scott Marshall transferred to Southampton having played 26 games for Arsenal. He only […]

Arsenal anniversaries on 2 August – from the burial of Sir Henry Norris to beating Chelsea in the Community Shield.

By Tony Attwood

Arsenal anniversaries on 2 August – from the burial of Sir Henry Norris to beating Chelsea in the Community Shield.

2 August 1934: Lt Col Sir Henry Norris, the man who rescued the club from bankruptcy, paid for Highbury, brought in Herbert Chapman and created the modern Arsenal was laid to rest […]