In the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic, it might have escaped the attention of all reading this that today is St. Patrick’s Day, and as such is a date associated with all things Irish.

Liam Brady
DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND – APRIL 8: Ireland assistant coach Liam Brady attends the Republic of Ireland football press conference at the FAI headquarters on April 8, 2008 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)

While for most people under a certain age this seems to manifest itself in donning comedy headwear and imbibing dangerous quantities of Guinness, for the rest of us it has other connections. Any fan of  certain vintage will have some awareness of the relationship between The Arsenal and the Emerald Isle, but there will be a generation or two for whom this is a mystery.

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Audio: A brief history of Arsenal’s Irish connection
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