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:

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.

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.

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!


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

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.

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.

For Starters

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Beween them, Frank Mclintock and Tony Adams played 1,072 games for Arsenal, captained the team to numerous trophies and became legends to the supporters in the process. However, each player had a difficult start to his Arsenal career.

Frank Mclintock joined Arsenal in 1964 and made his debut against Nottingham Forest. During the match, Mclintock misplaced a pass and the ball went straight to Forest's Arsenal old boy John Barnwell, who scored one of the goals in Forest's 3-0 victory.

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.

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.