Date Opponents V Comp H-T F-T Pos. Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11     1898-99 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 2 1898-99
1 01/09/1898 Gravesend   H FR 0-1 0-1 - 3,000 Ord Fyfe McConnell Anderson Dick Davis Brock Haywood Hunt Hannah Mitchell 1   League FA Cup United Lge CCC Friendlies League FA Cup United Lge CCC Friendlies   Team P W D L F A Pts
1 03/09/1898 Luton Town   A FL 1-0 1-0 4 5,000 Ord Fyfe McConnell Anderson Dick Davis Brock White McGeoch Hannah Mitchell 1 1 Player Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls 1 Manchester City 34 23 6 5 92 35 52
2 05/09/1898 Burslem Port Vale   A FL 0-2 0-3 9 5,000 Ord Fyfe McConnell Anderson Dick Moir Brock White McGeoch Hannah Mitchell 2 JW Anderson 21   2   -   -   14   1   2   1   7   -   54   3   2   -   32   1   2   1   26   1   2 Glossop North End 34 20 6 8 76 38 46
3 10/09/1898 Leicester Fosse   H FL 1-0 4-0 5 6,000 Ord Fyfe McConnell Moir Anderson Clark Hunt 2 White 2 McGeoch Hannah Mitchell 3 JS Brock 3   -   -   -   4   -   -   -   1   -   57   20   6   3   31   10   -   -   25   6   3 Leicester Fosse 34 18 9 7 64 42 45
1 14/09/1898 Reading   A UL 1-0 1-1 5 1,200 Ord Fyfe McConnell Moir Anderson 1p Gilmour Brock Hunt McGeoch Hannah Dailly 1 G Carver -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   1   -   4 Newton Heath 34 19 5 10 67 43 43
4 17/09/1898 Darwen   A FL 3-0 4-1 5 3,000 Ord Fyfe McConnell Moir Anderson 1 Davis Hunt 1 White 1 McGeoch Hannah Dailly 1 4 JM Clark 1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   4   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   1   -   5 New Brighton Tower 34 18 7 9 71 52 43
2 19/09/1898 Thames Ironworks   H FR 1-0 4-0 -   Hamilton McPhee McConnell Moir Anderson Davis Hunt 1 White McGeoch 1 Haywood Dailly 2 2 EH Cottrell 18   9   -   -   7   3   1   1   4   -   18   9   -   -   7   3   1   1   4   -   6 Walsall 34 15 12 7 79 36 42
5 24/09/1898 Gainsborough Trinity   H FL 2-1 5-1 3 7,000 Ord Fyfe McConnell Moir Anderson Davis Hunt 1 White McGeoch 2 Hannah Dailly 2 5 H Dailly 8   4   -   -   8   4   1   -   3   3   8   4   -   -   8   4   1   -   3   3   7 WOOLWICH ARSENAL 34 18 5 11 72 41 41
6 01/10/1898 Manchester City   A FL 1-0 1-3 3 6,000 Ord Fyfe McConnell Moir Anderson Davis Hunt White 1 McGeoch Hannah Dailly 6 FW Davis 18   -   1   -   5   -   2   -   9   -   137   8   13   2   25   1   2   -   98   3   8 Small Heath 34 17 7 10 85 50 41
2 03/10/1898 Reading   H UL 1-0 2-0 3 1,000 Hamilton Fyfe McConnell Moir Dick Gilmour Brock Haywood 2(1p) McGeoch Dailly Mitchell 2 J Dick 30   -   1   -   19   1   3   1   10   -   30   -   1   -   19   1   3   1   10   -   9 Burslem Port Vale 34 17 5 12 56 34 39
3 08/10/1898 Millwall Athletic   A UL 1-1 1-1 3 12,000 Ord Fyfe McConnell Moir Dick Anderson Hunt White 1 McGeoch Dailly Mitchell 3 J Fyfe 7   -   -   -   5   -   -   -   1   -   7   -   -   -   5   -   -   -   1   -   10 Grimsby Town 34 15 5 14 71 60 35
4 10/10/1898 Luton Town   H UL 2-0 3-2 3 1,500 Ord Fyfe McConnell Moir Dick Anderson Brock White Hunt 1 Hannah 1 Mitchell 1 4 J Garton 5   -   -   -   2   -   -   -   3   -   5   -   -   -   2   -   -   -   3   -   11 Barnsley 34 12 7 15 52 56 31
7 15/10/1898 Walsall   A FL 1-3 1-4 7 4,000 Ord Fyfe McConnell Moir Anderson Dick Brock Haywood 1 McGeoch Hannah Mitchell 7 HP Gilmour -   -   -   -   4   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   4   -   -   -   1   -   12 Lincoln City 34 12 7 15 51 56 31
5 17/10/1898 Rushden   H UL 1-0 2-0 3 1,000 Ord Gilmour McConnell Moir Anderson Dick Hunt 1 Haywood 1 McGeoch Murphy Mitchell 5 TS Hamilton 1 (0) 3 * -   -   2 (1) 3 * -   -   3 (2) 1 * 1 (0) 3 * -   -   2 (1) 3 * -   -   6 (3) 5 * 13 Burton Swifts 34 10 8 16 51 70 28
8 22/10/1898 Burton Swifts   H FL 1-1 2-1 5 4,000 Ord McPhee McConnell Moir Anderson Dick Hunt 1p White McGeoch 1 Hannah Mitchell 8 D Hannah 26   5   1   -   15   3   2   -   8   1   46   17   4   -   27   7   2   -   15   4   14 Gainsborough Trinity 34 10 5 19 56 72 25
6 24/10/1898 Kettering   A UL 0-2 1-2 3 2,000 Ord McPhee McConnell Moir Anderson Dick Hunt White McGeoch Hannah Mitchell 1 6 A Haywood 23   12   1   -   13   5   2   -   11   5   84   31   7   5   41   16   2   -   43   27   15 Luton Town 34 10 3 21 51 95 23
7 29/10/1898 Southampton   A UL 1-2 1-5 3 3,000 Ord McPhee McConnell Moir Anderson Dick Hunt White 1 McGeoch Hannah Mitchell 7 F Hunt 31   15   1   -   18   11   3   1   11   4   53   27   3   3   28   12   3   1   15   5   16 Blackpool 34 8 4 22 49 90 20
8 31/10/1898 Brighton United OG H UL 2-0 5-2 2 2,000 Ord McPhee Fyfe Haywood Anderson Dick Cottrell White Hunt 2 Hannah Dailly 2 8 J McAvoy 25   -   1   -   10   -   3   -   5   -   25   -   1   -   10   -   3   -   5   -   17 Loughborough Town 34 6 6 22 38 92 18
9 05/11/1898 Small Heath   H FL 0-0 2-0 5 7,000 Ord McPhee McConnell Haywood Anderson Dick Cottrell White 1 Hunt 1 Hannah Dailly 9 A McConnell 20   1   -   -   13   -   1   -   7   -   37   1   1   -   24   -   1   -   13   1   18 Darwen 34 2 5 27 22 141 9
9 09/11/1898 Bristol City   A UL 1-1 2-1 1 3,000 Ord McAvoy McConnell Haywood Anderson Dick Brock White Hunt 1 Hannah Dailly 1 9 CA McGeoch 26   5   1   -   16   2   2   -   9   5   35   13   4   1   23   6   2   -   17   11  
10 12/11/1898 Loughborough Town   A FL 0-0 0-0 6 2,500 Ord McAvoy McConnell Haywood Anderson Dick Cottrell White Hunt Hannah Dailly 10 J McPhee 7   -   1   -   6   -   1   -   6   -   7   -   1   -   6   -   1   -   7   -   UNITED LEAGUE 1898-99
10 14/11/1898 Wellingborough   A UL 0-0 0-3 2 1,000 Ord McAvoy McConnell Moir Anderson Dick Cottrell McGeoch Hunt Murphy Mitchell 10 A Mitchell 10   2   -   -   9   2   1   -   5   1   10   2   -   -   9   2   1   -   5   1     Team P W D L F A Pts
11 19/11/1898 Southampton   H UL 1-1 2-1 1 8,000 Ord McAvoy McConnell Haywood Anderson Dick Cottrell White Hunt 2 Hannah Dailly 11 JG Moir 29   -   1   -   15   1   3   -   8   -   29   -   1   -   15   1   3   -   8   -   1 Millwall Athletic 20 14 3 3 42 19 31
12 21/11/1898 Rushden OG A UL 3-0 6-0 1 1,000 Ord McAvoy McConnell Haywood Dick Davis Cottrell McGeoch Hunt 3 Hannah 2 Dailly 12 J Murphy -   -   -   -   3   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   3   -   -   -   3   1   2 Southampton 20 12 1 7 53 33 25
3 23/11/1898 Corinthians   A FR 1-2 1-4 -   Ord Anderson McConnell Haywood Dick Davis Cottrell McGeoch Hunt 1 Hannah Dailly 3 RG Ord 33 (12) 38 * 1 (0) 6 * 18 (3) 27 * 3 (1) 6 * 9 (2) 17 * 63 (19) 87 * 5 (2) 11 * 34 (5) 51 * 3 (1) 6 * 14 (4) 23 * 3 Tottenham Hotspur 20 11 2 7 36 25 24
11 26/11/1898 Grimsby Town   A FL 0-0 0-1 8 2,000 Ord McAvoy McConnell Haywood Anderson Dick Cottrell McGeoch Hunt Hannah Dailly 11 G Perry -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   4 WOOLWICH ARSENAL 20 10 4 6 40 30 24
4 28/11/1898 Chatham   A FR 0-1 1-3 - 300 Ord McAvoy McPhee Moir Anderson Dick Haywood McGeoch 1 Hunt Hannah Mitchell 4 H Shaw 16   7   1   -   6   3   2   -   7   -   16   7   1   -   6   3   2   -   7   -   5 Bristol City 20 11 0 9 43 31 22
12 03/12/1898 Newton Heath   H FL 3-1 5-1 6 7,000 Ord McAvoy McConnell Moir Dick Davis Cottrell White 3 Hunt Hannah 2 Mitchell 12 W White 16   10   -   -   7   2   1   1   3   1   39   16   3   -   22   11   1   1   8   4   6 Reading 20 8 5 7 36 25 21
5 08/12/1898 Thames Ironworks   A FR 1-0 2-1 -   Hamilton McAvoy McPhee Haywood Anderson Gilmour McGeoch 1 White Hunt Dailly 1 Mitchell 5 Own Goals -   -   -   -   -   2   -   -   -   -   -   5   -   2   -   2   -   -   -   16   7 Brighton United 20 10 1 9 41 42 21
13 10/12/1898 New Brighton Tower   A FL 0-0 1-3 7 3,000 Hamilton McAvoy McConnell Moir Dick Davis Cottrell White 1 Hunt Hannah Mitchell 13 Friendlies appearances - 11 short 8 Wellingborough 20 7 1 12 32 40 15
13 12/12/1898 Bristol City   H UL 1-2 1-3 1 3,000 Hamilton McAvoy McConnell Moir Dick Gilmour McGeoch Haywood Hunt Murphy Dailly 1 13 Friendlies goals scored - 7 short 9 Kettering 20 8 1 11 21 33 15
14 17/12/1898 Lincoln City   H FL 2-1 4-2 7 3,000 Ord McAvoy McConnell 1 Moir Dick Davis Cottrell White Hunt 1 Dailly 1 Mitchell 1 14 Friendlies goals conceded - 1 short 10 Rushden 20 6 1 13 26 45 13
15 24/12/1898 Barnsley   A FL 1-0 1-2 8 2,000 Ord McAvoy McConnell Moir Dick Davis Cottrell White Hunt 1 Hannah Dailly 15 11 Luton Town 20 2 3 15 24 71 7
14 26/12/1898 Millwall Athletic   H UL 0-0 0-1 2 14,000 Ord McPhee McAvoy Moir Dick Davis McGeoch Haywood Hunt Hannah Shaw 14
*Kettering - 2 points deducted for fielding an ineligible player
15 27/12/1898 Luton Town   A UL 0-1 1-1 2 2,000 Ord Anderson McPhee Moir Dick Davis McGeoch Haywood Hunt Hannah Shaw 1 15
16 31/12/1898 Luton Town   H FL 4-2 6-2 8 4,000 Ord McPhee McAvoy Moir Dick Davis Hunt 3 Haywood 3 McGeoch Hannah Shaw 16
16 04/01/1899 Brighton United   A UL 0-1 1-1 1 1,500 Ord McAvoy McPhee Moir Dick Davis Hunt Haywood McGeoch 1 Hannah Shaw 16
17 07/01/1899 Leicester Fosse   A FL 1-2 1-2 9 10,000 Ord McPhee McAvoy Moir Dick Davis Hunt Haywood 1 McGeoch Hannah Shaw 17
18 14/01/1899 Darwen   H FL 3-0 6-0 9 3,000 Ord McPhee McAvoy Moir Dick Davis Hunt 1 Haywood 1 White 1 Hannah 2 Shaw 1 18
SF 18/01/1899 Chatham   A CCC 0-1 1-1 - 2,000 Ord McAvoy McPhee Moir Dick Davis Hunt Haywood Anderson 1 Dailly Mitchell SF
19 21/01/1899 Gainsborough Trinity   A FL 0-0 1-0 9 2,000 Ord McPhee McAvoy Moir Dick Davis Hunt Haywood 1 McGeoch Hannah Shaw 19
6 25/01/1899 Sevenoaks   A FR   7-1 -                         6
1 28/01/1899 Derby County   H FAC 0-2 0-6 - 20,000 Ord McPhee McAvoy Moir Dick Davis Hunt Haywood McGeoch Hannah Shaw 1
7 30/01/1899 Millwall Athletic   H FR 0-2 2-4 - 1,500 Ord McConnell McPhee Anderson Dick Davis Cottrell Mitchell 1 Hunt 1 Hannah Shaw 7
20 04/02/1899 Glossop North End   A FL 0-2 0-2 9 2,000 Ord McPhee McAvoy Moir Dick Anderson Hunt Haywood McGeoch Hannah Shaw 20
17 06/02/1899 Kettering   H UL 2-2 4-2 1 600 Ord McAvoy Carver Moir 1 Dick 1 Anderson Hunt Haywood McGeoch Hannah Shaw 2 17
21 11/02/1899 Walsall   H FL 0-0 0-0 9 3,000 Ord McAvoy Anderson Moir Dick Davis Hunt Haywood McGeoch Hannah Shaw 21
22 13/02/1899 Glossop North End   H FL 0-0 3-0 8 2,000 Ord McAvoy Anderson 1 Moir Dick Davis Hunt 1 Cottrell McGeoch 1 Haywood Shaw 22
8 15/02/1899 Gravesend   A FR 0-2 2-3 - 800 Ord Perry McAvoy Anderson Dick Moir Haywood 1 Hunt McGeoch Hannah 1 Shaw 8
23 18/02/1899 Burton Swifts   A FL 2-1 2-1 8 2,000 Ord McAvoy Anderson Moir Dick Davis Hunt Cottrell McGeoch Haywood Shaw 2 23
SF 20/02/1899 Chatham   H CCC 3-0 3-3 - 1,500 Ord McAvoy Anderson Moir Dick 1 Davis Hunt 1 Cottrell 1 McGeoch Hannah Shaw SF
24 25/02/1899 Burslem Port Vale   H FL 1-0 1-0 7 6,000 Ord McAvoy Anderson Moir Dick Davis Hunt White McGeoch Haywood Shaw 1 24
9 27/02/1899 Clapton   A FR 1-0 3-0 - 2,000 Ord McAvoy McPhee Moir Dick Davis Hunt 1 White 1 McGeoch 1 Haywood Shaw 9
25 04/03/1899 Small Heath   A FL 0-2 1-4 9 3,000 Ord McAvoy McConnell Moir Dick Davis Hunt White McGeoch Haywood 1 Shaw 25
SF 06/03/1899 Chatham   A CCC 0-1 1-2 - 3,000 Ord McAvoy McConnell Moir Dick Hannah Hunt White 1p McGeoch Haywood Shaw SF
10 09/03/1899 Casuals   A FR 1-0 3-1 - 1,500 Ord Garton McConnell Moir Dick Davis Cottrell Hunt McGeoch 1 Haywood 2 Shaw 10
18 11/03/1899 Tottenham Hotspur   H UL 1-0 2-1 1 6,000 Ord Garton McAvoy Moir Dick Hannah Hunt Cottrell McGeoch Haywood 2 Shaw 18
26 13/03/1899 Loughborough Town   H FL 2-1 3-1 8 2,000 Ord Garton McAvoy Moir Dick Hannah Hunt Cottrell 1 McGeoch 1 Haywood Shaw 1 26
27 18/03/1899 Blackpool   H FL 5-0 6-0 7 4,000 Ord Garton McAvoy Moir Dick Hannah Hunt 1 Cottrell 3 McGeoch Haywood 2 Shaw 27
28 22/03/1899 Blackpool   A FL 1-0 1-1 6 2,000 Ord Garton McAvoy Moir Dick Hannah Hunt Cottrell 1 McGeoch Haywood Mitchell 28
29 25/03/1899 Grimsby Town   H FL 0-0 1-1 7 3,500 Ord Garton McAvoy Moir Dick Davis Hunt Cottrell Haywood Hannah 1 Shaw 29
19 31/03/1899 Wellingborough   H UL 2-0 3-0 2 3,000 Ord Garton McConnell Moir Dick Davis Anderson Cottrell 2 McGeoch 1 Hannah Mitchell 19
30 01/04/1899 Newton Heath   A FL 1-1 2-2 7 5,000 Ord Garton McAvoy Anderson Dick Hannah Hunt Cottrell 1 McGeoch Haywood 1 Shaw 30
31 03/04/1899 Manchester City   H FL 0-1 0-1 7 5,000 Ord McConnell McAvoy Moir Dick Anderson Hunt Cottrell McGeoch Haywood Hannah 31
11 04/04/1899 Millwall Athletic   A FR 0-0 0-0 - 2,500 Ord Garton McConnell Moir Dick Davis Cottrell Haywood McGeoch Hannah Shaw 11
32 08/04/1899 New Brighton Tower   H FL 3-0 4-0 6 3,000 Ord McConnell McAvoy Moir Dick Anderson Hunt 1 Cottrell 2 McGeoch Haywood 1 Mitchell 32
33 15/04/1899 Lincoln City   A FL 0-0 0-2 8 2,000 Ord McConnell McAvoy Moir Dick Anderson Hunt Cottrell McGeoch Haywood Shaw 33
34 22/04/1899 Barnsley   H FL 2-0 3-0 7 4,000 Ord McConnell McAvoy Moir Dick Anderson Hunt Cottrell 1 McGeoch Haywood Shaw 2 34
A 24/04/1899 Notts County   H FR 1-1 2-1 -   Ord McAvoy McConnell Moir Dick Davis Haywood 2 Hunt McGeoch Hannah Shaw A
12 26/04/1899 Woolwich League   H FR   3-0 - 1,000 Hamilton Garton McPhee Moir Dick Davis Haywood Hannah Hunt Mitchell Shaw 12
20 29/04/1899 Tottenham Hotspur   A UL 0-0 2-3 4 7,000 Ord McConnell McAvoy Hannah Dick Anderson Hunt 1 Cottrell 1 McGeoch Haywood Shaw 20
06/03/1899 played at Gravesend. 24/04/1899 abandoned after 55 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch.
Home ground - Manor Ground
Manager - William Elcoat (until 16 February 1899), Arthur Kennedy (Caretaker manager from 17 February 1899)
Directors - James Hodgin (Chairman until 14 January 1899), Fred Beardsley, George Lawrance, George Porter, George Leavey (Chairman from 14 January 1899), William Perks, William Skinner, William Elcoat (Secretary until 16 February 1899),
James Crone (Financial Secretary until 14 January 1899, and again from 17 February 1899), Arthur Kennedy (Financial Secretary from 14 January 1899 until 17 February 1899, then Secretary from 17 February 1899)
Captain - John Anderson
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