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.

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.

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.

Goals aren't everything!

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Arsenal won the title in the 1937/38 season and somehow managed to score fewer goals during the campaign than Manchester City, who were relegated that same season!

Arsenal Supporters Trust Survey

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How the members of AST think Arsenal should go ahead:
Long 51 pages but interesting.

Musical Gunners

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Gilberto - plays the mandolin
Julio Baptista - strums the ukulele, guitar and banjo
Denilson - enjoys playing a Portuguese hand drum
Tony Adams - plays the piano
Ian Wright - released his own single ‘Do The Wright Thing’ in 1993

Exceptional Rules

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The ‘Players Instructions and Training Rules’ book was compiled in the 1940s by Assistant Manager Jack Crayston and approved by Manager Tom Whittaker. It had to be produced to the Commissionaire at the official entrance to Highbury to gain access to the stadium.

The rules included:

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.

School friends

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Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson went to the same school as television presenter Noel Edmonds (Brentwood). England midfielder Frank Lampard also attended.