Wenger Innovations

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Training under Arsène Wenger became a whole new experience for the Arsenal players when he first arrived. Sessions were short and sharp and every activity was timed to the second by the stopwatch-brandishing Frenchman. Out went the distance runs and in came timed runs and bleep tests. Stretching was also introduced, including one session of stretching in a hotel ballroom prior to an away match against Blackburn Rovers.

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!

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.

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.

Arsenal Changing Room

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Do you know that there are no square corners in the Arsenal changing room. AV requested that all the corners in the home changing room, when the new stadium was built, be made rounded as he believed that square corners are unlucky. It's interesting to note that the visitors changing room corners are square.

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!

IT IS TIME TO WIPE SMIRKS OFF THEIR FACES.THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN INVINCIBLE!

Arsenal Medical Centre

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Best article I've read on the Med Centre. From Red Action.

10/11/11 - The Arsenal Medical Centre

Thanks to some strong campaigning from our friends at the Arsenal Supporters Trust the club have initiated a series of visits to the new state of the art medical facilities at London Colney.

War!

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'Cancel close-season game in Germany.'

Arsenal FC board meeting minutes, 13 April 1939

Arsenal Medical Centre

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Best article I've read on the Med Centre. From Red Action.

10/11/11 - The Arsenal Medical Centre

Thanks to some strong campaigning from our friends at the Arsenal Supporters Trust the club have initiated a series of visits to the new state of the art medical facilities at London Colney.