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An All-time British Arsenal XI – What’s yours?

Just a random post in this pandemic-initiated lockdown….. If looking at British players (from the four UK FIFA-registered associations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), which players would feature?     We’ve had many top foreigners. Some of the best ever non-British players to grace the country’s league at any period have been at […]

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Mercer with Cup

Arsenal’s Three Captain Fantastics – Part 1

By Gary Lawrence There have been so many Arsenal captains over the course of the club’s history. From the very first, one of the founding fathers of the club David Danskin, right up to Mikel Arteta. There have been some very successful ones such as Patrick Vieira, and Alex James. Wee Alec is probably the […]

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Alex James in happier times: holding the 1936 FA Cup

The Ties That Bind: Chance Encounter with an Arsenal Hero

Arsenal Circular 149 With the close season upon us Victor Thompson gave me – unwittingly – a phrase which prompts me to write this Arsenal Circular. He kindly said that he enjoyed reading about “gems of history” – Arsenal history. In Arsenal Circular 148 I mentioned an encounter at Lords yesterday with an elderly Bury supporter […]

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The moment Ray Kennedy secured his place in Arsenal legend!

We won the League at White Hart Lane – 45 Years Ago today

45 Year ago today Arsenal won the league at the home of their arch North London rivals Tottenham. In a superb article originally posted on our sister site 1ND2OU in November 2012 Gary Lawrence relives the day…… The year was 1971 The Beatles had recently officially split up, decimalisation had arrived, Ali was getting it […]

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The Golden Age Of Arsenal (PART TWO)

The Golden Age Of Arsenal PART TWO by Gary Lawrence In the 2nd part of this piece, (If you missed Part 1 and want to read that first click here) I’ve written about the players. Unfortunately there isn’t room to include them all, or to write in very much detail about the magnificent seven I’ve […]

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The Golden Age Of Arsenal (PART ONE)

The Golden Age Of Arsenal PART ONE by Gary Lawrence I remember once going to visit my cousin years ago in hospital and she introduced to me a women in the bed next to her saying “She’s related to somebody to do with Arsenal” I said “Who’s that then” to which she replied “Oh it was […]

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