Pizza Excess

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A quick look at the past and present Arsenal players’ favourite toppings:

Patrick Vieira - Pepperoni
Sebastian Larsson - Ham and Beef
Alexandre Song - Bolognese
Theo Walcott - Four cheese
Robert Pires - Mushrooms, egg and ham

Arsenal Trivia

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From Gooner Jack Morris

Nice stat for you – Kos has scored in the last 3 “St Totteringham’s Day” games.

Another stat for you, if in 1995 you’d bet your mate R20 Arsenal would finish higher than spurs, and then gone double or quits in every season since, he’d now owe you R10,485,760!!

Arsenal Supporters Trust Survey

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How the members of AST think Arsenal should go ahead:
Long 51 pages but interesting.
http://www.arsenaltrust.org/uploaded/AST%20membership%20survey%20full%20...

Boring, Boring Arsenal

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When Arsenal beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-4 at White Hart Lane on 13 November 2004, nine different players got on the scoresheet. This was the first time this had happened in a Premiership match.

Arsenal’s scorers were Thierry Henry, Lauren, Patrick Vieira, Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires. For the home side Noureddine Naybet, Jermaine Defoe, Ledley King and Freddie Kanoute got on the scoresheet.

War!

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'Cancel close-season game in Germany.'

Arsenal FC board meeting minutes, 13 April 1939

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.

Sour Sugar

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Alan Sugar is now most famous for his appearances on the television in the UK show The Apprentice, complete with his famous catchphrase: ‘You’re fired!’ However, he was once the chairman of Tottenham Hotspur.

While at White Hart Lane he discussed a new Arsenal signing with the press. ‘It’s total madness,’ he said, adding, ‘If Bergkamp thinks he’s going to set the world alight, he can forget it. He is a good player but he won’t be successful. Arsenal got him because they needed a bit of cosmetic marketing.’

Gilberto signs for Colchester!

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Readers may recall the story of the giant anteater who lived at London Zoo and was named Gilberto. The 120-cm (4-foot) long anteater earned his name when Arsenal supporter Peter Findlay won a competition to sponsor the animal.

Since then, in an exciting transfer move, Gilberto the anteater has moved from London to Colchester Zoo. It is hoped that he will one day father future generations of anteaters.

Arse trivia 2011-12

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Some trivia...mainly sourced from Martin Tyler.

On 16 October 2011, Robin Van Persie scored the fastest goal of the 2011–12 Premier League season, 28 seconds into a home match against Sunderland.

Chelsea scored their 6,000th league goal in October becoming the 31st team to get 6,000 English league goals - and the third in London after Arsenal and Tottenham.
Arsenal's 5-3 win at Stamford Bridge was the first time Chelsea have conceded five at home in the Premier League and the first time since Liverpool's 5-2 win there in 1989.