OTD: Arsenal win Charity Shield for first time beating Sheffield Wednesday

On this day in 1930, Arsenal won the Charity Shield for the first time after they beat Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge in front of 25,000 people.

OTD: Arsenal goalkeeper killed in battle

On this day in 1916, former Arsenal goalkeeper and one of the most well-known sports people of the time, Leigh Richmond 'Dicky' Roose, was killed at the Battle of the Somme.
1977: Portrait of Liam Brady of Arsenal. Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

OTD Liam Brady makes his Arsenal debut

On this day in in 1973, Liam Brady made his Arsenal debut in a 1-0 win over Birmingham City.

OTD: Arsenal create history in Russia

On this day in 1954, Arsenal became the first English league side to play in Russia.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Martin Keown of Arsenal shows his feelings at Ruud Van Nistelrooy of Man Utd after Van Nistelrooy missed his penalty during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on September 21, 2003 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

OTD: 6 Arsenal players charged after ‘Battle of Old Trafford’

On this day in 2003, six Arsenal players were charged by the FA after the infamous 'Battle of Old Trafford' which took place on 21 September.

OTD Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal can go season unbeaten, is mocked

On this day in 2002, Arsene Wenger claimed his Arsenal side could go an entire season without losing a game only to be mocked before guiding his side to the title - unbeaten - the following season.
London, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's Sol Campbell celebrates his second goal during their Premiership match against Everton at home to Arsenal at Highbury footabll grounds in London, 19 September 2005. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA

OTD Arsenal beat Everton 2-0 to relieve pressure & give debut to 17yo

On this day in 2005, Arsenal beat Everton 2-0 at Highbury to claim their third win of the Premier League season, having lost of...

OTD 20 years ago Thierry Henry scores first goal for Arsenal

Thierry Henry scored the first of his 228 Arsenal goals on this day 20 years ago.

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.
(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.

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

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).

David Platt: Birthday boy

51 years ago today, David Platt emerged from his mother’s womb.

OTD Arsenal Ladies win the UEFA Women’s Cup

On this day 10 years ago, Arsenal Ladies won the UEFA Women's Cup after drawing 0-0 at home to Umea UIK following their 1-0 away win thanks to a rare Alex Scott goal.

OTD Arsenal win first FA Cup ever

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

OTD 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 Luton pull off cup final win against Arsenal

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

OTD Arsenal make history against Juventus

On 23 April 1980, Arsenal became the first British club to win at Juventus in a competitive match.
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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 Arshavin scores 4 at Anfield

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

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 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.
David Dein was previously the closest thing to a Director of Football at Arsenal.

OTD David Dein leaves Arsenal

On 18 April 2007, Arsenal’s vice-chairman, David Dein, left the club.
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OTD Arsenal score 2 against Tottenham at White Hart Lane

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

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 Bergkamp scores final Arsenal goal

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

OTD Arsenal lose heavily to Middlesbrough

On April 14 2001, Middlesbrough beat Arsenal 3-0 at Highbury.
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OTD Toure hands in transfer request after bust-up with Gallas

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

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 Alex Song scores first Premier League goal

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

OTD Lehmann makes 200th appearance 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 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 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 Arsenal play 4th game in 11 days against Spurs, still win

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 Chelsea beat Invincibles in Champions League

On 6 April 2004, Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final.

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 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 Almunia 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 Gilberto returns from serious back injury against Norwich

On 2 April 2005, Arsenal legend, Gilberto Silva, returned to action after a long layoff after suffering a back injury.
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OTD Wenger wins Manager of the Month

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

OTD David Rocastle 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 Sunderland on way to 3rd Double

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