Ingrained within the heritage of The Arsenal is the long standing latin motto “Victoria Concordia Crescit”. Over the years there have been a number of variations of the translation but all are roughly the same: “Victory Grows Through Harmony.”

An Arsenal fan yesterday

@JokmanAFC yesterday

But when was this motto first attributed to The Arsenal, and why? Read More →

This match chose itself, and we both found ourselves laughing at the reports as we wrote it.

Yes, a player really did come onto the pitch with a Monty Python Mr Gumby style handkerchief on his head in a top flight English game.

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. If you can’t get to The Emirates, the programme is available on iPad and iPod for a bargain 69 pence per issue.

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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. If you can’t get to The Emirates, the programme is available on iPad and iPod for a bargain 69 pence per issue.

For the Champions League qualifier, we were somewhat restricted with our options. Not having played Besiktas in a competitive game before this season we had to choose from one of three friendlies, and we opted for the game in 2003. Read More →

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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