22nd March 1888 – The football league was born with the original 12 members. These were Accrington, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton, Burnley, Derby, Everton, Notts County, Preston North End, Stoke (boooo!), West Brom and Wolves. Arsenal didn’t get invented for another five years.
22nd March 1890 – Arsenal won our first cup, beating cup giants; Royal Thanet 3-0 in the final of the Kent Senior Cup, the match held in Chatham, Kent.
22nd March 1930 – Hull City 2-2 Arsenal – FA Cup semi final. Somewhat of a nightmare result given Hull were second division strugglers, the game took place at Elland Road in front of 47,549.
22nd March 1950 – Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea – FA Cup semi-final at White Hart Lane. The game was held at our neighbours ground as there were no decent grounds available.
22nd March 1972 – Arsenal 0-1 Ajax. European Cup quarter final, future Tottenham manager George Graham scored an own goal as we saw ourselves knocked out.
22nd March 1975 – Burnley 3-3 Arsenal. First defeat of three consecutive losses as it looked like Arsenal could potentially be heading towards relegation.
22nd March 1976 – Arsenal 3-1 Coventry. Bertie Mee also announced he would be leaving leave Arsenal at the end of the season
22nd March 1980 – Arsenal 1-1 Palace. Liam Brady with our only goal.
22nd March 1986 – Don Howe resigned as manager, 10 years to the day after Bertie Mee amid rumours of Terry Venables being appointed ahead of Steve Burtenshaw taking over.
22nd March 2005 – Jens Lehmann’s record of 853 minutes without letting in a goal in the Champions League.
22nd March 2014 – Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal. BBC Match report here.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain conceded a penalty when he made a quality save from Eden Hazard, and referee Andre Marriner wrongly sent off Kieran Gibbs despite the Ox pleading for him to send himself off for his wondersave.