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.

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.

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

Islington Uncovered

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Number 85 Avenell Road has now been demolished but, in 1903, it was used as a mailing address and safe house by a number of Russian Bolsheviks including Lenin.

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.

On this day in 1898 (21 July)

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Date: 
Thursday, July 21, 1898 - 02:00

1898 - Tom Whittaker was born in Aldershot. He gave Arsenal tremendous service over 37 years as a player, trainer and then manager from 1919 to 1956.

Tottenham Carling Cup

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First blog ever!!!

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Welcome to the new home of Arsenal South Africa! By now you would have noticed the new website, which has been developed by a incredibly talented and good looking young lad (me). Hopefully this website will be a bit of an improvement from the last website, which was designed around 7 years ago, and thus was starting to age slightly.