The Arsenal History

  • Brian Sparrow – The Arsenal Obituary 2019
    600: Brian Edward Sparrow 1962 – 2019 The 600th player in the first team, this popular reserve spent seven years at Arsenal before moving to Crystal Palace and then a number of coaching roles. Born on 24 June 1962 in Bethnal Green, Brian “Spadge” Sparrow joined Arsenal as a schoolboy in ... read more
    Source: The Arsenal HistoryPublished on 2019-12-29By Mark Andrews
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  • Billy Meadows – The Arsenal Obituary 2019
    William Mark Meadows 1942-2019 A record scoring youth team player who went on to appear for Hereford in one of the most famous FA Cup giant-killing games of all time. Born 20 October 1942 in Bushey, Meadows was brought up in Islington, and he was an Arsenal fan from childhood. ... read more
    Source: The Arsenal HistoryPublished on 2019-12-29By Andy Kelly
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  • Ron Saxby – The Arsenal Obituary 2019
    Ronald E Saxby 1937 – 2019 A regular at youth and reserve team level during his six years at Highbury. Born in Tenterden, Kent on 24 October 1937, Ron joined Arsenal as an amateur in May 1953 having already made a name for himself for Kent and England schoolboys. He made ... read more
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  • Geoff Hamm – The Arsenal Obituary 2019
    Geoffrey George Hamm 1930-2019 A short-lived youth player at Arsenal he found his level at the top of the non-league game. Born 19 September 1930 in Woking, Geoff was noted playing for Chase of Chertsey, Arsenal’s nursery team, after which he was signed by The Gunners on 6 June 1948 ... read more
    Source: The Arsenal HistoryPublished on 2019-12-29By Mark Andrews
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  • Jose Antonio Reyes – The Arsenal Obituary 2019
    728: Jose Antonio Reyes 1983-2019 The 728th first team player, Reyes was an Arsenal Invincible who, after leaving, picked up an amazing array of winners’ medals. Born on 1 September 1983 in Ultrera, Spain, Jose starting at Sevilla where he became the youngest player in that club’s history as during ... read more
    Source: The Arsenal HistoryPublished on 2019-12-29By Mark Andrews
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  • Alan Smith – The Arsenal Obituary 2019
    414: Alan Smith 1921 – 2019 The 414th player to appear in the first team, Alan was a short term post-war winger whose early career was blighted by the Second World War. Born in Newcastle on 15 October 1921, Alan joined Arsenal as an amateur after demobilisation from the Army in ... read more
    Source: The Arsenal HistoryPublished on 2019-12-29By Mark Andrews
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  • Alan Skirton – The Arsenal Obituary 2019
    481: Alan Frederick Graham Skirton 1939 – 2019 A quality winger, who was the 481st first team player, he made over 150 appearances for the Gunners, and then post-playing he was a great business manager for Yeovil. Born on 23 January 1939 in Bath, Somerset. A Somerset youth player he ... read more
    Source: The Arsenal HistoryPublished on 2019-12-29By Mark Andrews
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