1896 – Kettering v Arsenal. Due to the lack of medical knowledge back in the old days along with Jack the Ripper who was probably knocking about by then, the Woolwich Arsenal’s first ever captain Joseph Powell got injured in this game and died of Tetanus, aged just 23.
1929 – George Male joined Arsenal (and his wife Georgina Female joined Arsenal Ladies).
2008 – Cesc Fabregas was appointed Captain after William Gallas had earlier slagged off his teammates, the twat.
1996 – In one of the best NLDs of modern times, Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners in the rain at Highbury.
Ian Wright had put us ahead from the spot before T*ttenham had cheated their way to an unlikely equaliser. We’d kicked the ball out as Patrick Vieira was injured, and they unsportingly, but very Spursingly didn’t throw the ball back to us, instead went on to score from said throw in, the cheating c*nts. If you don’t get a football shiver watching this game, are you even an Arsenal fan?
However, we (as always) had the last laugh as, with just 10 minutes to go John Hartson came on to spur on the lads (see what I did there?) and late goals from Tony Adams and Dennis Bergkamp put Spurs back in their box for another year.
1976 – Pat Jennings Testimonial match took place, an Arsenal legend until he spoilt it all went to play for T*ttenham before he joined Arsenal. He played 472 games for them and 327 games for us and there is no record of the score in this game sadly.
2002 – Arsenal lost 3–2 to Southampton, conceding three for the first time since May 2001. Dennis Bergkamp and Robert Pires scored but Sol Campbell was sent off which changed the game, hopefully not an omen for this afternoon.
2010 – Arsenal lost 2-0 away to Braga of Portugal in one of the most notoriously odd refereeing performances of all time – so utterly biased that even the press mentioned it.
2011 – Arsenal qualified for the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-1 win against Dortmund, ahhh those heady, lazy, crazy days when we used to beat big sides, Robin van Persie scoring both of our goals.
1994 – Ian Wright (whatever happened to him?) scored against Leicester making it 12 games in a row in which he has scored. We still managed to end the season in mid-table, despite having Ian Wright up front, scoring for fun because Arsene Wenger hadn’t showed up yet.
More tomorrow reader(s)!