This season we’ve been asked to write a regular page in the official Arsenal programme based on a classic match featuring the opponents for each game we play in. Programme editor Andy Exley has kindly given us permission to reproduce the match reports on our blog. We will also be including additional material that didn’t make the final edit of the programme.

Our first game is the first leg of the semi-final of the Coca-Cola Cup in the year that Arsenal became the first English team to complete the domestic cup double.

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Following on from our previous quiz about Arsenal in the FA Cup final, we’ve put together another quiz. This time it is an FA Cup / general Arsenal history mash-up.

There are a couple of bugs with the quiz software – it might not work on some mobile devices and you will need to scroll down a tad (or press the down arrow) to show the pictures in the answers.

How well do you think you know about Arsenal in the FA Cup Final?

We’ve put together ten questions to test your knowledge.

There are a couple of bugs with the quiz software – it might not work on some mobile devices and you will need to scroll down a tad (or press the down arrow) to show the pictures in the answers.

Other than that, we hope you enjoy the quiz.

by Andy Kelly

We thought it would be a good idea to put together a compendium of information relating to all of Arsenal’s FA Cup final appearances on one page so you don’t have to trawl all over the internet to find out the answers to all of those nagging questions.

Weekly Illustrated 25 April 1936. This image was supplied by @alsnotnutz – twitter hashtag – #operationarsenalart

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Arsenal Kit in each of the previous Finals

By Mark Andrews

As part of the run up to the FA Cup final we will be looking into various aspects of Arsenal’s rich history with the competition. Today we cover kits worn in finals .

AFC postcard 3

A fine depiction of Charlie as he crashes the ball goalbound in Yellow and Blue, by renowned football artist: Paine Proffitt.

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by Andy Kelly

Sky Sports and The Premier League have incurred the wrath of Arsenal fans over the last week or so for changing the date of the Hull Tigers City v Arsenal game from Sunday to Saturday with only nine days’ notice. This is so that Chelsea’s game with Sunderland can be brought forward to Saturday to give them more time to prepare for their Champions League game on the following Tuesday. Read More →

Arsenal ticket allocations: 1930-2014

As part of the run up to the FA Cup final we will be looking into various aspects of Arsenal’s rich history with the competition. We start with ticket distribution in finals.

By Mark Andrews and Andy Kelly

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“Criticism is not unusual at a football club office because practically
every supporter can find some fault in the method of distributing tickets” 

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