By Andy Kelly
@gooner1947 recently posted an old photograph on Twitter of an Arsenal captain shaking hands with his opposite number at the start of the game. Peter asked who the captain was and what was the year. That captain was Charlie Jones but explaining what year and the reason why would take somewhat more than the 140 characters that Twitter allows in each tweet.
Welcome to The Arsenal History blog.
In the summer of 1886 the foundations were laid for a football team that we know today as The Arsenal*.