Quick Cup Facts

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* In the victorious 1970/71 FA Cup campaign, Arsenal were not drawn at home once. However, two of their ties - Portsmouth in the fourth round and Leicester in the sixth round - ended in draws, which meant the ties had to be replayed at Highbury.
* Arsenal were the first team to win both the FA Cup and the League Cup in the same year - 1993 - beating Sheffield Wednesday on both of the occasions.
* Arsène Wenger is the only Arsenal manager to win the FA Cup more than once.
* Mr Wenger also led Arsenal to five successive FA Cup semi-finals between 2001 and 2005.

Not a coincidence, Carzola!

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On this day in 1999 one Thierry Henry joined The Arsenal.Carzola's joining, perhaps today, not a coincidence.

Compton Loses a Cap

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In 1938, Denis Compton damaged his knee in a collision with an opposing goalkeeper and his subsequent sporting career on both the cricket and football fields was seriously afflicted by knee problems.

Eventually. in November 1955. he underwent surgery to have his right kneecap removed.

The surgeon kept the kneecap as a souvenir and later donated it to Middlesex County Cricket Club as a part of their Lord's archive. It has been described as looking like a medium-sized mushroom, honey-coloured and honey-combed.

How Bizarre!

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Arsenal beat Sheffield United 3-0 on 23 September 2006. All three goalscorers that day shared the same birthday - 17 August. William Gallas and Thierry Henry were both born on that day in 1977, while Phil Jagielka, who scored an own goal, was born on that day in 1982.

Other people called Arsène

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Arsène Lupin - A fictional character appearing in the works of French crime stories by Maurice Leblanc.

Arsène Oka - A footballer from the Ivory Coast currently playing in the Major Soccer League (MLS) in the US.

Arsène James - A St Lucian Politician.

Arsène Houssaye - A 19th-century French novelist and poet.

Arsène Roux - A 20th-century language expert.

Magic Numbers: 10 out of 10

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Arsène Wenger said ‘It will take around ten games until the Emirates Stadium feels like home.’ The tenth game was a premiership clash with Newcastle United, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Arsenal won their sixth league Championship on 10 April 1948

In closing in on the 1997/98 League title, Arsenal won ten straight Premiership games from the 1-0 victory over Wimbledon on 11 March 1998 to the decisive 4-0 victory over Everton on 3 May 1998.

When Arsenal lifted the Premiership trophy that day, Francesc Fabregas was spending his last day as a ten-year-old.

Jim'll Fix It

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In 1980, the British Heart Foundation wrote a letter to Jimmy Savile of the BBC's Jim'll Fix It programme on behalf of a team of young boys who had undergone heart surgery.

In response to the letter. the team were invited to play at Arsenal Stadium against an Arsenal side. In January 1981, Heart line - the name given to the young boys' team - faced a Gunners side that included Pat Jennings, John Hollins, Kenny Sansom, David O'Leary and Frank Stapleton.

Manure loss

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To all my Gooner brethren ,hurting and teased after THAT loss--we can remind Manure of their loss in the 1996 campaign when they shipped 6 goals against the TOONS!


By George!

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Of the 19 managers Arsenal have had during its history, five have been called George: George Elcoat, George Morrell, George Allison, George Swindin and George Graham. This means that if you have managed the club, you have a 26.3 per cent chance of being called George. Additionally, the trainer of the 1914/15 side was called George Hardy.

All week winners

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Arsenal have won a trophy on every day of the week:

The 1971 League Championship on a Monday

The 1970 Fairs Cup on a Tuesday

The 1994 European Cup Winners’ Cup and the 2002 Premiership on a Wednesday

The 1993 FA Cup replay on a Thursday

The 1989 League Championship on a Friday

The 1998 FA Cup Final, among others, on a Saturday

The 1998 Premiership trophy and two League Cups on a Sunday