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On This Day is Goonersphere's history section dedicated to our club's glorious past.


Arsenal's Gold Trophy - On this day: 22nd August

On 22nd August 2004 Arsenal equalled Nottingham Forest's record sequence of going 42 consecutive league matches unbeaten seeing off Middlesbrough 5-3 at Highbury.

Prior to the kick-off Arsenal were presented with a golden replica of the Premier League trophy as a reward for going the entire 2003/04 campaign unbeaten.

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Arsenal On This Day: 23rd August

August 23rd 1986 was the opening day of the 1986/87 season with Arsenal starting their campaign at home to Manchester United.

It was to be a momentous occasion in the history of Arsenal Football Club as it marked George Graham's first match in charge of the Gunners. Typically Arsenal won the game 1-0, a score line that became famous for Arsenal under the Scot, with Charlie Nicholas scoring the only goal.

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