OTD Arsenal beat Barcelona

Andrey Arshavin scores against Barcelona
On this day in 2011, Arsenal beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Champions League.

OTD Arsenal striker scores stunning FA Cup brace

Olivier Giroud
On this day in 2015, Arsenal beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup on our way to Wembley.

OTD Arsenal sign centreback

Kolo Toure and Didier Drogba
On this day in 2002, Arsenal signed Kolo Toure from ASEC Mimosas after a short trial.

OTD Forward makes controversial Arsenal debut

Ray Parlour
On this day in 1999, Nwankwo Kanu made his debut for Arsenal against Sheffield United.

OTD Prolific striker plays final game for Arsenal

Joe Baker
On this day in 1966, Joe Baker player his final game for Arsenal – a friendly.

OTD Thierry Henry scores his final ever Arsenal goal

Thierry Henry
On this day in 2012, Thierry Henry scored his final ever Arsenal goal.

OTD Arsenal beat Liverpool, go on six-game winning streak

Abou Diaby
On this day in 2010, Arsenal beat Liverpool 1-0, kick-starting a six-game winning streak.

Arsenal’s men from history – Joseph Morris Bates

Joseph Morris Bates, aka Morris Bates, was one of Arsenal's first ever players.

OTD Arsenal create partnership with Colorado Rapids

Stan Kroenke who owns Arsenal
On this day in 2007, Arsenal became official partners with MLS club, Colorado Rapids.

OTD Arsenal goalkeeper apologises for being embarrassing

Wojciech Szczesny
On this day in 2014, a 5-1 loss away to Liverpool in the Premier League prompted Wojciech Szczesny to post on his official Facebook page that Arsenal's performance was "f**king embarrassing".

OTD Arsenal beat Everton in League Cup on way to final

Perry Groves
On this day in 1988, Arsenal beat Everton 1-0 in the League Cup semi-final first leg on their way to the final at Wembley.

OTD Arsenal secure place in League Cup final for first time

Arsenal in 1968
On this day in 1968, Arsenal secured their place in the League Cup final for the first time after beating Huddersfield 3-1 in the second leg of the semis.

OTD Arsenal blow 4-0 lead against Newcastle

Joey Barton and Gervinho
On this day in 2011, Arsenal drew 4-4 away to Newcastle after being 4-0 ahead in 26 minutes.

OTD Striker scores on Arsenal debut

Robin van Persie, Emmanuel Adebayor
On this day in 2006, Emmanuel Adebayor scored on his Arsenal debut against Birmingham.

OTD Arsenal announce signing of talented forward

Andrey Arshavin
On this day in 2009, Arsenal announced the signing of Andrey Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg.

OTD Wenger let off ban for violent conduct against Taylor

Arsene Wenger in stands at Southampton
On this day in 2001, Arsene Wenger successfully appealed against a 12-match ban for violent conduct against referee Paul Taylor.

OTD Arsenal send winger to League One

Sanchez Watt
On this day in 2010, youngster, Sanchez Watt, was loaned out to Southend.

John Lukic – Why Arsenal sold me back to Leeds

John Lukic
Former Arsenal goalkeeper, John Lukic, has recalled his move from Arsenal to Leeds United back in 1990.

OTD Arsenal sign talented winger

Ryo Miyaichi
On this day in 2011, Arsenal completed the signing of promising young winger, Ryo Miyaichi, after he impressed Arsene Wenger during his trial at the club during summer 2010.

OTD Powerful defender signs deal with Arsenal

Tony Adams
On this day in 1984, Tony Adams signed his first professional contract with Arsenal.

The Hartson Years

John Hartson was a good, but not great, footballer. In this week's Dose, we look back at his time at Arsenal

OTD Arsenal send midfielder on loan

Jack Wilshere
On this day in 2010, Arsenal sent an 18-year-old Jack Wilshere out on loan to Bolton Wanderers.

OTD Arsenal announce signing of Brazilian international

Gabriel v Preston
On this day in 2015, Arsenal announced the signing of Brazil international, Gabriel, from Villarreal for a reported £11.2m.

OTD Arsenal beat Liverpool in controversial FA Cup clash on way...

Dennis Bergkamp v Liverpool
On this day in 2002, Arsenal beat Liverpool 1-0 in the FA Cup fourth round on the way to the club's third Double.

Arsenal’s first team – Fred Beardsley

Born in 1856, Fred Beardsley was one of Arsenal's founding fathers.

OTD Arsenal game postponed

Charlie George and George Graham
On this day in 1971, Arsenal's replay against Portsmouth in the fourth round of the FA Cup was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

OTD Arsenal beat Brighton on road to Wembley

Mesut Ozil
On this day in 2015, Arsenal beat Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup on their way to winning the trophy for the second season in a row.

OTD Arsenal lose even though they win

Robin van Persie, Dennis Bergkamp and Mathieu Flamini v Wigan
On this day in 2006, Arsenal were knocked out of the League Cup by Wigan.

OTD Arsenal beat West Ham 5-1 after 23 shots

Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski
On this day in 2013, Arsenal beat West Ham 5-1 in the Premier League.

How Arsenal turned a male model into a footballing superstar

Ten years ago, a Swedish Calvin Klein model crowned a distinguished career in front of the camera with the receipt of a prestigious and much-coveted award.

OTD Injury prone midfielder makes Arsenal debut

Abou Diaby
On this day in 2006, Abou Diaby made his debut for Arsenal: a 1-0 loss to Everton.

OTD Arsenal sign speedy winger for £5m rising to £12m

Theo Walcott
On this day in 2006, Theo Walcott transferred to Arsenal from Southampton at the tender age of 16, although he wouldn't sign a professional contract until his 17th birthday on 16 March.

Arsenal’s men from history – Jack Humble

For some, Jack Humble is the most important man in Arsenal's history: the club's true founding father

OTD Former Chelsea star signs for Arsenal

On this day in 1990, Arsenal signed former Chelsea defender, Colin Pates, for £500,000.

OTD Arsenal sell most prolific goalscorer

Henry Boyd
On this day in 1897, Arsenal sold their most prolific goalscorer of all time to Newton Heath.

OTD Arsenal sign Welsh defender

On this day in 1922, Bob John signed for Arsenal from Caerphilly.

OTD Arsenal sign Brazilian midfielder for £6m

Edu
On this day in 2001, Arsenal signed Edu from Corinthians for £6m.

OTD Arsenal lose first north London derby to Tottenham

On this day in 1921, Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-1 during the two teams' first north London derby.

OTD Arsenal agree keeper sale to St. Mirren

Alex Wilson
On this day in 1941, Arsenal goalkeeper, Alex Wilson, was transferred to St Mirren.

OTD Shaw takes charge after Arsenal manager’s death

On this day in 1934, Herbert Chapman's successor, Joe Shaw, took his first game as Arsenal manager.

Arsenal’s founding fathers – David Danskin

On this day in 1863, David Danskin, one of Arsenal's founding fathers, was born.

OTD Arsenal agree defender deal with Everton

On this day in 1928, Arsenal sold full-back, Andrew Kennedy, to Everton for £2,000.

OTD Arsenal defender signs deal

On this day in 1911, John Charles Peart signed for Woolwich Arsenal as a professional.

OTD Arsenal 2 Leeds United 1

Marc Overmars
On this day in 1998, Arsenal beat Leeds United 2-1 at Highbury during their second double-winning season.

Willie Young – I wasn’t ex-Spurs anymore, I was an Arsenal...

Strong, intimidating centre-backs rarely make the switch from arch-rivals Tottenham to Arsenal.

OTD Arsenal founding father born

On this day Arsenal 1888
On this day in 1863, David Danskin, reputed to be one of the founders of the Dial Square club, was born in Fife.

Arsenal’s January signing stepping into legendary shoes at the club

Eddie Hapgood
Arsenal signed Eddie Hapgood, a left-back from the non-leagues, in 1927, and these are the enormous footsteps Cohen Bramall now finds himself following.

OTD Arsenal play their first game as Royal Arsenal

On this day Arsenal 1888
On this day in 1887, Royal Arsenal played their first game after changing their name from Dial Square to Royal Arsenal.

OTD 1987: Arsenal star and Wenger critic was sold to West...

Stewart Robson
On this day in 1987, Stewart Robson was sold to West Ham for £700,000.

5 of Arsenal’s Biggest FA Cup shocks

Wrexham beat Arsenal in FA Cup
With Arsenal traveling to Championship side, Preston North End, this Saturday, an upset could be on the cards.

Arsenal and the FA Cup – all 12 wins

Arsenal have won the FA Cup 12 times.

OTD 1934 – One of Arsenal's most influential managers died

Herbert Chapman
On this day in 1934, one of the most important managers in Arsenal's history, Herbert Chapman, died of pneumonia aged 55 at his home in Hendon.

OTD Arsenal secure history making result

arsenal on this day
On this day in 1901 Arsenal beat Darwen 2-0 away to secure their place in the first round proper of the FA Cup.

OTD Arsenal chairman dies

Arsenal on this day
On this day in 1949, Sir Samuel Hill-Wood, chairman of Arsenal, passed away while in office, the first Arsenal chairman to do so.

Former Arsenal star - Dad would have been proud

Ian Allinson
When Bournemouth traveled to the Emirates in November, a match Arsenal won 3-1, former Gunner, Ian Allinson, gave a touching interview to the matchday programme about signing for the team he supported since boyhood.

OTD 1998: Arsenal 0 Port Vale 0

David Seaman
On this day in 1998, Arsenal drew 0-0 with Port Vale in the FA Cup during a year in which the Gunners won the double for the second time.

OTD Arsenal pay 6-figure transfer fee for first time

Peter Marinello
On this day in 1970, Arsenal paid £100,000 to sign Peter Marinello – the first time they had ever paid a six-figure sum for a player.

How many crests have Arsenal had?

arsenal history
The Arsenal crest has went through quite a number of changes since it came into existence in 1888, two years after the team was first formed, and it is different than the variety of shirt badges that we see worn by the players.

Why are Arsenal called Arsenal?

Why are Arsenal called Arsenal?
Why are Arsenal called Arsenal? Well...that's an interesting story

OTD 21-year-old captains Arsenal for first time

Tony Adams
On this day in 1988 Tony Adams wore the captain’s armband at Arsenal for the first time.

FTV - Tottenham 'sick as a parrot' as Arsenal take their...

Arsenal 1914
You've no doubt heard the phrase, 'sick as a parrot,' but did you know that it is believed to originate from the time Arsenal took Tottenham's place in the old First Division?

Former Arsenal players who died in 2016

A number of former Arsenal player sadly passed away in 2016. As the year ends, we remember those who are no longer with us.

What was Arsenal’s first ever match?

On this day Arsenal 1888
Starting as Dial Square in 1886, the side's first game was against Eastern Wanderers on 11 December, 1886.

OTD Iconic Arsenal midfielder & Anfield 89 hero both sign professional...

On this day in 1984 David Rocastle, along with Michael Thomas, signed professional contracts with the club.

OTD 1893: Arsenal’s first ever away win in the league

On this day Arsenal 1888
On this day in 1893, Arsenal registered their first ever away win in the league.

OTD 2012: Arsenal 7 Newcastle 3

On this day Arsenal 7 Newcastle 3
On this day, in 2012, Arsenal beat Newcastle 7-3 at the Emirates in a 10-goal Premier League thriller.

OTD Arsenal midfielder makes dramatic return

On this day Arsenal Francis Coquelin
On this day in 2014, Francis Coquelin made his unlikely return from his loan spell at Charlton Athletic and appeared for Arsenal for the first time in 23 months.

OTD Arsenal sell midfielder to Manchester United for £120k

On this day Arsenal George Graham
On this day in 1972 Arsenal sold George Graham to Manchester United for £120k after a falling out with manager, Bertie Mee.

OTD Arsenal’s smallest goalkeeper makes debut

John Robson
On this day in 1922, John ‘Jock’ Robson, Arsenal’s smallest ever league goalkeeper at 5’8”, made his debut for the club against Bolton in a 5-nil win.

Stats and Trivia – Arsenal on Boxing Day

Arsenal snow
Arsenal welcome West Brom to the Emirates for their 20th Boxing Day match in the Premier League. Here are some others stats and trivia from previous games:

OTD Arsenal win first ever Christmas Day game 5-0

arsenal on this day
Arsenal played their first ever Christmas Day game on this day in 1889.

How many managers have Arsenal had?

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger has now been at Arsenal for 20 years but before him we had numerous other managers.

HUGE! The History Of Arsenal FC in one massive infograph

arsenal history
130 years of our great club in one equally big graphic.

OTD Arsenal beat Sheffield United 9-2

Arsenal on this day
On this day in 1932, Arsenal defeated Sheffield United 9-2 at Highbury on their way to winning their second title in three years and first of a hattrick of back-to-back titles

Why is Arsenal’s mascot a dinosaur?

Let’s face it, Gunnersaurus is the coolest mascot in the Premier League, if not football but how did Arsenal end up with a dinosaur as their mascot?

Why are Arsenal’s main away colours blue and yellow?

Arsenal's yellow and blue away kit actually started life looking very different.

Why do Arsenal play in red with white sleeves?

Would you believe that the reason Arsenal still wear red and white kits today was originally because of lack of funds?

OTD Arsenal agree midfielder sale to Southampton

On this day Alan Ball
On December 23, 1976, Arsenal sold Alan Ball to Southampton for £60,000 after the midfielder scored 45 goals in 177 league appearances for Arsenal.

Arsenal hit unbelievable 1934/35 scoring high

Wilf Copping, Eddie Hapgood, George Male, Ted Drake
Arsenal are scoring at a rate of 2.4 goals per game this season – a ratio they have not managed since 1934/35.

How many football teams are called Arsenal?

If you're like me, then you probably assume that OUR Arsenal is the only Arsenal that exists right? Wrong. So, how many football teams are called Arsenal?
If you're like me, then you probably assume that OUR Arsenal is the only Arsenal that exists right? Wrong. So, how many football teams are called Arsenal?

How many trophies have Arsenal won in history?

It's hard to believe a time when Arsene Wenger wasn't winning the trophies with Arsenal but there was - we were winning silverware back in 1889 - 21 years before Chelsea were even founded.

Podcast: Meet Joe Hulme, Arsenal's first number 7

The very first man to have the number 7 on the back of a red Arsenal shirt (in both 1928 and 1933) was flying winger Joe Hulme. Learn all about him, including hearing from the man himself, in our latest pod

Series 1.1: Meet George Armstrong, Arsenal’s greatest number 7?

Just under 130 men and women have pulled on the number 7 shirt at Arsenal since shirt numbers first became a thing, introduced by our very own Herbert Chapman who had to fight the FA who were opposed to such a radical notion. Geore Armstrong was perhaps the greatest.

Podcast: Celebrating Arsenal’s Irish connection

Originally produced for St Patrick's Day, with the Euros in full swing, we thought we'd revisit Arsenal's historic Irish connections, this time in an updated version in audio format.

Arsenal make trophy history

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Kamara makes history for Arsenal against Sheffield Wednesday

He may have had a debut to forget, but Glen Kamara should still feel proud that his appearance against Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital...

Alexis enters Arsenal’s history books

Alexis Sanchez's hat-trick against Leicester City has now put the Chilean in the Arsenal history books. The forward has become to 100th Gunner to score...

Red, white and green: Celebrating Arsenal’s Irish Connection

I'm sure it won't have escaped the attention of all reading this that today is St. Patrick's Day, and as such is a date...

Arsenal make history against Leicester

Once upon a time, Arsene Wenger famously said “It wouldn’t surprise me if we were to go unbeaten for the whole season.” What happened next went down in history.