Magic Numbers: 10 out of 10

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Arsène Wenger said ‘It will take around ten games until the Emirates Stadium feels like home.’ The tenth game was a premiership clash with Newcastle United, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Arsenal won their sixth league Championship on 10 April 1948

In closing in on the 1997/98 League title, Arsenal won ten straight Premiership games from the 1-0 victory over Wimbledon on 11 March 1998 to the decisive 4-0 victory over Everton on 3 May 1998.

When Arsenal lifted the Premiership trophy that day, Francesc Fabregas was spending his last day as a ten-year-old.

Arsenal Medical Centre

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Best article I've read on the Med Centre. From Red Action.

10/11/11 - The Arsenal Medical Centre

Thanks to some strong campaigning from our friends at the Arsenal Supporters Trust the club have initiated a series of visits to the new state of the art medical facilities at London Colney.

Jim'll Fix It

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In 1980, the British Heart Foundation wrote a letter to Jimmy Savile of the BBC's Jim'll Fix It programme on behalf of a team of young boys who had undergone heart surgery.

In response to the letter. the team were invited to play at Arsenal Stadium against an Arsenal side. In January 1981, Heart line - the name given to the young boys' team - faced a Gunners side that included Pat Jennings, John Hollins, Kenny Sansom, David O'Leary and Frank Stapleton.

Arsenal Supporters Trust Survey

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How the members of AST think Arsenal should go ahead:
Long 51 pages but interesting.

Pizza Excess

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A quick look at the past and present Arsenal players’ favourite toppings:

Patrick Vieira - Pepperoni
Sebastian Larsson - Ham and Beef
Alexandre Song - Bolognese
Theo Walcott - Four cheese
Robert Pires - Mushrooms, egg and ham

Sour Sugar

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Alan Sugar is now most famous for his appearances on the television in the UK show The Apprentice, complete with his famous catchphrase: ‘You’re fired!’ However, he was once the chairman of Tottenham Hotspur.

While at White Hart Lane he discussed a new Arsenal signing with the press. ‘It’s total madness,’ he said, adding, ‘If Bergkamp thinks he’s going to set the world alight, he can forget it. He is a good player but he won’t be successful. Arsenal got him because they needed a bit of cosmetic marketing.’

By George!

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Of the 19 managers Arsenal have had during its history, five have been called George: George Elcoat, George Morrell, George Allison, George Swindin and George Graham. This means that if you have managed the club, you have a 26.3 per cent chance of being called George. Additionally, the trainer of the 1914/15 side was called George Hardy.

Quick Cup Facts

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* In the victorious 1970/71 FA Cup campaign, Arsenal were not drawn at home once. However, two of their ties - Portsmouth in the fourth round and Leicester in the sixth round - ended in draws, which meant the ties had to be replayed at Highbury.
* Arsenal were the first team to win both the FA Cup and the League Cup in the same year - 1993 - beating Sheffield Wednesday on both of the occasions.
* Arsène Wenger is the only Arsenal manager to win the FA Cup more than once.
* Mr Wenger also led Arsenal to five successive FA Cup semi-finals between 2001 and 2005.


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'Cancel close-season game in Germany.'

Arsenal FC board meeting minutes, 13 April 1939