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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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