The recent publicity surrounding Manchester City’s decision to charge Arsenal supporters £58 got us thinking of any non-recent historical precedents, and there are a number of early occasions when unscrupulous clubs doubled their entrance gate for the visit of Arsenal supporters. Probably the most blatant occasion was when Royal Arsenal visited Clapton in October 1891 and the opposition kept the gate at 3d for the home fans but doubled it to 6d for the Reds without any prior warning. As Arsenal won 7-0 it is doubtful too many were overly concerned by the end. Read More →
Mark Andrews @Royal Arsenal MRA
Caesar Jenkyns – First Arsenal player to appear in an international match.
To celebrate Movember we recall the “Victorian Souness”.
21 Mar 1896: Caesar Jenkyns became the first player at the club to play international football