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OTD Arsenal beat Everton en route to Wembley

On 8 March 2014, Arsenal beat Everton 4-1 in the FA Cup quarter-finals en route to Wembley.

OTD Arsenal agree defender deal with Everton

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

OTD Former Chelsea star signs for Arsenal

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

OTD Arsenal star scores historical goal against Newcastle

On 2 March 2002, Dennis Bergkamp scored a goal so beautiful, it's gone down in history as one of the best Premier League goals ever.

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 equal record with Wigan win

On 12 April 2014, Arsenal beat Wigan 4-2 on penalties in the FA Cup semi-final.

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 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 forward suffers horrific injury

On this day in 2008, Eduardo da Silva had his ankle dislocated and fibula broken by Martin Taylor during a 2-2 draw against Birmingham City.

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 thrash Manchester City

Robert Pires and Dennis Bergkamp
On this day in 2003, Arsenal played Manchester City at their former ground, Maine Road, for the final time and beat them 5-1.

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 Arsenal forced to FA Cup fifth round replay

Tomas Rosicky
On this day in 2011, Leyton Orient managed to force a replay against Arsenal after drawing 1-1 at Brisbane Road.

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 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 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 Arsenal defender signs deal

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

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 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 sell midfielder to Everton

Anders Limpar
On 24 March 1994, Arsenal manager at the time, George Graham, sold Anders Limpar to Everton for a reported £1.6m.

OTD Arsenal beat Crystal Palace on way to cup Double

On 10 March 1993, Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the League Cup on their way to winning the Cup Double.

OTD Arsenal beat Sunderland on way to 3rd Double

On 30 March 2002, Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-0 on the way to their third Double.

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 make UEFA Cup final

On 20 April 2000, Arsenal beat Lens away 2-1, sending themselves through to the UEFA Cup final.

OTD Arsenal forward makes debut at 17

On this day in 1962, George Armstrong played his first game for Arsenal against Blackpool.

OTD Goalkeeper makes 200th appearances for Arsenal

On 10 April 2011, Jens Lehmann was brought on as an emergency substitute against Blackpool after Manuel Almunia was injured in the warmup.

OTD Arsenal sign Brazilian midfielder for £6m

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

OTD Arsenal beat Liverpool in League Cup final

On 5 April 1987, Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 in the League Cup final in order to lift the trophy for the first time.

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 World class Arsenal striker plays final game

Thierry Henry
On 7 March 2007, Thierry Henry played his last match for Arsenal before he signed for Barcelona.

OTD Arsenal send winger to League One

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

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 Influential Arsenal midfielder passes away

On 31 March 2001, the footballing world was racked by the tragic death of David 'Rocky' Rocastle from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

OTD Arsenal beat Chelsea in FA Cup replay on way to...

On 25 March 2003, Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge during their FA Cup sixth round replay.

OTD Influential Arsenal midfielder extends deal

Tomas Rosicky scores against Tottenham
On 12 March 2012, Tomas Rosicky signed a new contract with Arsenal.

OTD Rosicky scores screamer against Tottenham

On 16 March 2014, Tomas Rosicky scored a beauty of a goal against Spurs at White Hart Lane.

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 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 kick off 5-match winning streak after goal drought

Nicklas Bendtner
On 3 March 2009, Arsenal kicked off a five-game winning streak against West Brom at the Hawthorns.

OTD Monaco knock Arsenal out of Champions League

On 17 March 2015, Monaco knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League on away goals.

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 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 sign £400,000 midfielder

Peter Nicholas
On 11 March 1981, Arsenal signed Peter Nicholas from Crystal Palace for a reported £400,000.

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 sign centreback

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

OTD Arsenal goalkeeper signs new deal

On 3 April 2008, goalkeeper Manuel Almunia signed a contract extension with Arsenal in the hope that he would finish his career in north London.

OTD David Dein leaves Arsenal

On 18 April 2007, Arsenal’s vice-chairman, David Dein, left the club.

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 Arshavin scores 4 at Anfield

On 21 April 2009, Arsenal's new forward, Andrey Arshavin, scored four goals at Anfield.

OTD Arsenal ship 6 against Chelsea as referee makes huge mistake

On 22 March 2014, not only did Arsenal lose 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, they were the victim of an embarrassing refereeing mistake at the hands of Andre Marriner.

OTD Versatile midfielder plays final game for Arsenal

David Court
On 28 February 1970, versatile midfielder, David Court, played his final game for Arsenal.

OTD Arsenal win at Old Trafford for 1st time since 1930

On 16 April 1962, Arsenal recorded their first win at Old Trafford since 1930.

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 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 make it 21-game unbeaten against Newcastle

On 21 March 2009, Arsenal beat Newcastle 3-1 with Manuel Almunia saving a penalty.

OTD Arsene Wenger wins Manager of the Month

Arsene Wenger
On 1 April 1998, Arsene Wenger became the first Arsenal manager to ever win the Premier League Manager of the Month award.

OTD Forward makes controversial Arsenal debut

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

TBT: Arsenal win league at Tottenham for first time

On 3 May 1971, Arsenal won the league at White Hart Lane for the first time.

OTD Arsenal make history against Real Madrid

Thierry Henry
On this day in 2006, Arsenal managed to beat Real Madrid 1-0 away in the Champions League; the first English team to win there.

OTD Arsenal play 4th game in 11 days against Spurs, still...

On 7 April 1980, Arsenal played their fourth game in 11 days against Spurs at White Hart Lane and still managed to win 2-1 despite numerous first team chances.

OTD Arsenal knock Tottenham out of FA Cup semi-final

On 8 April 2001, Arsenal beat Spurs 2-1 in the FA Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.

OTD Alex Song scores first Premier League goal

On 11 April 2009, Alex Song scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal.

OTD Bergkamp scores final Arsenal goal

On 15 April 2006, Dennis Bergkamp scored his final ever goal for Arsenal.

OTD Invincibles stage massive comeback against Liverpool

On 9 April 2004, Arsenal came back from 2-1 down to Liverpool at Highbury to win 4-2.

OTD Arsenal become first English team to beat AC Milan at...

On 4 March 2008, Arsenal became the first English team to beat AC Milan at the San Siro.

OTD Arsenal beat Manchester United en route to Wembley

On March 9 2015, Arsenal managed to beat Manchester United 2-1 in the sixth round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford.

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 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 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 Luton pull off cup final win against Arsenal

On 24 April 1988, Arsenal lost to Luton Town 3-2 in the League Cup final.

12 years ago today did lasagne really cripple Tottenham and help...

A picture shows the front of a Findus 320g beef lasagne frozen readymeal box taken near Sunderland on February 8, 2013. Tests confirming beef lasagne sold under the Findus brand contained up to 100 percent horsemeat sparked a wider food scare in Britain on February 8 with authorities ordering urgent tests on all beef products on sale. Findus tested 18 of its beef lasagne products manufactured by French supplier Comigel and found 11 meals containing between 60 percent and 100 percent horsemeat, the FSA said. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES
In 2006, Spurs finally found themselves with an opportunity to qualify for the Champions League, at the expense of Arsenal. What happened next is the stuff of legend.

OTD Arsenal make shock exit from FA Cup

On 13 March 2016, Watford knocked Arsenal out of the sixth round of the FA Cup at the Emirates.

OTD Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 on road to FA Cup final

Thierry Henry scores penalty in FA Cup against Chelsea
On this day in 2001, Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 at home in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

OTD Arsenal beat Leeds away for 1st time in 40 years

On 22 April 1978, Arsenal beat Leeds away for the first time in 40 years.

OTD Arsenal make it 17 unbeaten against Manchester City

On April 4 2009, Arsenal made it 17 games unbeaten with a 2-0 victory over Manchester City.

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 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 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 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 make history against Juventus

On 23 April 1980, Arsenal became the first British club to win at Juventus in a competitive match.

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 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 Arsenal win penalty shoot-out on way to FA Cup final

Ashley Cole
On 1 March 2005, Arsenal beat Sheffield United 4-2 on penalties during their FA Cup replay en route to winning the trophy.

OTD Arsenal beat Tottenham 5-2 for first time

Tomas Rosicky scores against Tottenhamvideo
On this day in 2012, Arsenal came from 2-0 down against Spurs at the Emirates to win 5-2, 9 months before they'd do it for a second 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.

Michael Thomas day: Reliving Arsenal’s win over Liverpool in 1989

Today is Michael Thomas day so while Liverpool are playing in the Champions League final, let's take a look back at the day Arsenal beat them to the league title - something they haven't won since.

OTD Arsenal star returns from injury for FA Cup clash

Charlie George
On this day in 1971, Arsenal legend, Charlie George, returned from injury to score a brace against Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth round.

4 years on Arsenal’s comments after signing Mesut Ozil look awful

(L) of Muenchen and of Arsenal battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena on February 15, 2017 in Munich, Germany.
Today marks four years to the day that Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil, and looking back at comments from the club at the time, you can’t help but think they were spinning a load of bulls**t (shocking, I know).

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 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 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 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 score 2 against Tottenham at White Hart Lane

Charlie George
On 17 April 1985, Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 at White Hart Lane.

OTD Arsenal force FA Cup replay

On this day in 2005, Arsenal drew 1-1 with Sheffield United on their way to the FA Cup final, which they went on to win.

OTD Everton put end to Arsenal’s unbeaten run

On 18 March 2007, Everton put an end to Arsenal's unbeaten run with a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.

OTD Arsenal stage plucky Champions League comeback

On 6 March 2012, Arsenal beat AC Milan 3-0 at the Emirates after losing 4-0 at the San Siro.

OTD Arsenal lose heavily to Middlesbrough

On April 14 2001, Middlesbrough beat Arsenal 3-0 at Highbury.

OTD Arsenal sell striker to Manchester City

Niall Quinn
On 15 March 1990, Arsenal sold Niall Quinn to Manchester City.

OTD Arsenal defender hands in transfer request after bust-up with teammate

On 13 April 2009, Kolo Toure demanded a transfer following a falling out with Arsenal teammate at the time, William Gallas.

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 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 win first FA Cup ever

On 26 April 1930, Arsenal won their first ever FA Cup against Huddersfield.

OTD Arsenal beat Juventus on way to Champions League final

On 28 March 2006, Arsenal beat Juventus 2-0 in the Champions League quarter-final.

OTD Arsenal legend comes out of retirement for West Brom clash

On 19 March 2011, Jens Lehmann was on the bench for Arsenal against West Brom despite not playing for the club since May 2007.

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 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 Theo Walcott scores first goal as Arsenal lose cup final...

On this day in 2007, Arsenal lost 2-1 to Chelsea in the League Cup final.

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 Arsenal midfielder returns from long-term injury

On 2 April 2005, Arsenal legend, Gilberto Silva, returned to action after a long layoff after suffering a back injury.

OTD Toure sends Arsenal to Champions League final

On 19 April 2006, Arsenal faced Villarreal at Highbury in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.

OTD Olivier Giroud & Aaron Ramsey help Arsenal beat Emirates record

Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey
On 14 March 2015, Arsenal picked up their ninth consecutive home win with a 3-0 victory against West Ham.

TBT Arsenal win the league at White Hart Lane

On 25 April 2004, Arsenal's Invincibles won the Premier League at White Hart Lane after going an entire season unbeaten.

OTD Arsenal's Wembley calamity against Birmingham

On 27 February 2011, Arsenal lost 2-1 to Birmingham City in the League Cup final at Wembley.

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 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

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 Chelsea end Arsenal's three-month unbeaten run

On 23 March 2008, Chelsea managed to beat Arsenal, which no other team had managed in the League since Middlesbrough on 9 December 2007.

OTD Arsenal sign Welsh defender

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

OTD Arsenal hero was born

On 29 March 1973, Marc Overmars was born.

OTD Arsenal beat Aston Villa in 7-goal thriller

On 27 March 1982, Terry Neill's Arsenal won 4-3 against Aston Villa at Highbury.

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.