Arsenal in History

Events in Sport

  • 1980-05-12 West Ham United wins the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Midfield playmaker Trevor Brooking scores the winner with a rare header.
  • 1980-05-14 Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
  • 1994-05-04 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen
  • 1995-05-10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
  • 2006-05-17 14th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Arsenal 2-1 at Saint-Denis
  • 2014-05-17 Arsenal defeats Hull City to win the 2014 FA Cup Final
  • 2015-05-30 FA Cup Final: Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0
  • 2017-05-27 FA Cup Final: Arsenal defeat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, London
  • 2017-07-05 Arsenal Football Club break their transfer record, paying 52.7 million pounds for Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon
  • 2018-04-20 Football manager Arsène Wenger announces he will leave British club Arsenal after 22 years
  • 2018-05-13 Arsène Wenger guides Arsenal to a 1-0 win at Huddersfield in his final game as Gunners manager after 22 years in charge

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1918-05-23 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), born in Hendon, England (d. 1997)
  • 1949-10-22 Arsène Wenger, French football manager (Arsenal 1996-2018), born Strasbourg, France
  • 1981-05-01 Aliaksandr Hleb, Belarusian soccer winger (VfB Stuttgart, Arsenal), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1988-10-15 Mesut Özil, Turkish-German football player (Arsenal, German national team), born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
  • 1988-12-19 Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer (Arsenal, Chilean national team), born in Tocopilla, Chile
  • 1989-03-16 Theo Walcott, English football player (Arsenal, English national team), born in Stanmore, England

Deaths in Sport

  • 1934-01-06 Herbert Chapman, Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)