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Serious fire at Arsenal; Wenger “to stay as long as he wants.”

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

Today’s headline story comes in part from 1913 just a few months after Arsenal moved out of the Manor Ground in Plumstead to Highbury, it was reported engulfed in a fire. And […]

Arsenal: March – May 1916. The team in decline, entry to football taxed for the first time.

By Tony Attwood

Part 1: March

In March 1916 the second competition of the London Combination wartime league was proceeding along its seemingly haphazard way through its penultimate month. As noted earlier, not every team in the league played each other, and the league had all the looks of something that was put together quickly […]

Stanley Matthews said he was no good so he did factory work. Until Arsenal found him.

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

Today’s headline story comes from 29 September 2002 with the 1-4 away win against Leeds United. There are details below, and more on the article that is linked from the piece in […]

Arsenal edging closer to perfection

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

Today’s headline story comes from 28 September 2002 with the 1-4 away win against Leeds United. There are details below, and more on the article that is linked from the piece in […]

When one of our greatest players suffered life threatening injuries

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

Below are the Anniversaries from 27 September.

27 September 1957: Ted Platt’s last game. Ted then moved to Portsmouth where he played 31 games before moving on to Aldershot with whom he […]

At last, a match fixing scandal that actually benefited Arsenal

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

Below are the Anniversaries from 26 September.

26 September 1932: Debut for FR “Tiger” Hill in friendly v St Johnstone. Aberdeen alleged that five of their players were involved in a match […]

Arsenal, February 1916: the 2nd league and a terrible tragedy on the pitch

By Tony Attwood

This is part of the history of Arsenal during the time of Henry Norris’ involvement with the club. A full index of the articles so far presented, appears at the foot of this page.

The month began with dispiriting news as a night-long German Zeppelin raid on the West Midlands on 1 […]

How we predicted the arrival of a £40m midfielder on 25 Sept 2008.

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

Below are the Anniversaries from 25 September.

The one we’ve highlighted comes from the very first year of Untold Arsenal when we did indeed suggest we would sign a midfielder for £40m. […]

Six Arsenal players charged by the FA

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

These are the Anniversaries from 24 September.

There are two anniversaries that stand out to me today. One is the signing of Gordon Nutt, who then played for the club within a […]

Tottenham player suspended for a month; club warned of possible ground closure.

Here are the Anniversaries from 23 September – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

There are two anniversaries that stand out to me today. One is the headline story of the match on 23 September 1922 which ended with a Tottenham player suspended for a month. The other is 23 September 2008 […]

Arsenal in wartime: January 1916. The end of the first wartime league.

By Tony Attwood

This is part of the history of Arsenal during the time of Henry Norris’ involvement with the club. A full index of the articles so far presented, appears at the foot of this page.

Although it would not have been noticed in January 1916, as the war raged across the western world, […]

Arsenal let a brilliant, brilliant player slip through their fingers

Here are the Anniversaries from 22 September – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Yesterday’s anniversaries were:

“Nobody is ridiculous in this job as we know anything can happen.” A. Wenger.

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history…

November / December 1915: the match fixing scandal comes to the fore: Norris is […]

Arsenal beat Tottenham 10-1 and the manager who had to wait 7 games to see Arsenal win at home

 

Here are the Anniversaries from 20 September – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Yesterday’s anniversaries were:

“Nobody is ridiculous in this job as we know anything can happen.” A. Wenger.

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history…

November / December 1915: the match fixing scandal comes to the fore: Norris […]

“Nobody is ridiculous in this job as we know anything can happen.” A. Wenger.

Here are the Anniversaries from 20 September – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Yesterday’s anniversaries were:

The ultimate Arsenal genius plays his first game and Arsenal take on the media – at last.

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history covers October 1915

November / December 1915: the match fixing scandal […]

November / December 1915: the match fixing scandal comes to the fore: Norris is armed

By Tony Attwood

By November 1915 more and more of everyday life in the UK had been rearranged to cope with the war. It was clear to everyone that conscription was going to happen, and no one spoke about the war being concluded in a short space of time.

During November the 177th and 182nd […]

The ultimate Arsenal genius plays his first game and Arsenal take on the media – at last.

Here are the Anniversaries from 19 September – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history covers October 1915

Arsenal in wartime: Norris’ genius for administration comes to the fore but reduces Arsenal’s playing staff.

Later today: The match fixing is revealed – November/December 1915.

 

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He received the ball with his back to goal, 20 yards out, turned and shot.

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

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history covers October 1915

Arsenal in wartime: Norris’ genius for administration comes to the fore but reduces Arsenal’s playing staff.

 

 

18 September 1930: William Harper returned for second spell […]

Arsenal in wartime: Norris’ genius for administration comes to the fore but reduces Arsenal’s playing staff.

By Tony Attwood

Arsenal began the second month of wartime football with a home game against Clapton Orient on 2 October with a crowd of 6000 present. Among the Arsenal side were two guest players: Ducat from Aston Villa, Chipperfield from Luton Clarence the Athenian League team. The inclusion of the latter suggests that Arsenal […]

Arsenal player takes revenge for racial abuse on the pitch

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

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history is

Arsenal move into the London Combination in September 1915

A new article follows later today covering October 1915

 

17 September 1896: Andrew Young born. He played originally for Blyth […]

Arsenal reserves on TV, the players fight in the restaurant, TV pundit as linesman.

Here are the Anniversaries from 16 September – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

You might also enjoy “In other news” which appears after the Arsenal anniversaries.

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history is

Arsenal move into the London Combination in September 1915

 

 

16 September 1912: Arsenal lost 0-3 […]

Arsenal: From top of the league to bottom of the league

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

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history is

Arsenal move into the London Combination in September 1915

 

15 September 1890: Arthur Hutchins born. He played for Croydon Common of the Southern League before the 1st world war, […]

Tony Adams brave stand, and changing, unchanging and rechanging the ref’s decision

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

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history is

Arsenal move into the London Combination in September 1915

14 September 1901: Alex James born in Lanarkshire. He joined Raith Rovers in 1922 and played almost 100 league games for […]

Arsenal move into the London Combination in September 1915

By Tony Attwood

The final game of the 1914/15 season had taken place on 24 April, and a curious affair it was too. Arsenal’s manager had already left, and the players had been told that their contracts would end after this game. There was no talk at that time of keeping football going, although it […]

The one armed man who played for Arsenal

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

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history is

Norris promoted, the League loses interest but football pulls itself back together.

13 September 1890: H. Simmons played for Royal Arsenal Reserves at centre forward for the first time, despite […]

Norris promoted, the League loses interest but football pulls itself back together.

by Tony Attwood

The summer of 1915 saw two changes that concern us in this history of Henry Norris and the Arsenal through these years.

First, having ended the League season and played the FA Cup final, professional football had shut down. Eventually a new set of leagues appeared, but it took a while to […]