Arsenal Anniversaries for 1 August: from the first stadium to the first Emirates Cup.

?August 1890 Royal Arsenal Committee representatives signed a three years lease on the Invicta Stadium.  It was a major step forwards for Arsenal, but it ended in disagreement as the club split between those who wanted professionalism and those who did not.
1 August 1869: Birth of Arthur Frederick Shaw who played for Notts County but who is not the same man as the Arthur Shaw who played 57 league games for Arsenal (this item just added for clarity).
1 August 1956: Alex Forbes transferred to Leyton Orient.  He won the title with Arsenal in 1947/8 and 1952/3, and the FA Cup in 1950.  However in 1955/6 he had knee cartilage problems and he lost his place to Dave Bowen, moving to Orient before moving on to Fulham and finally and Gravesend & Northfleet.
1 August 1976: European cup winner and Olympic gold medalist Kanu born.  He started wit...
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