Arsenal Scrapbook: Jimmy Brain, Crossing The Divide

Crossing the North London divide between Arsenal and Tottenham can be one of the most inflammatory actions in English football.
Sol Campbell, Emmanuel Adebayor, and William Gallas have all done it in recent times, all feeling the wrath of both sides supporters.
But who was the first to do it?
The man with this honour is none other than Arsenal legend Jimmy Brain, and Sunday marks 86 years since he travelled down the Seven Sisters Road.
Born in Bristol on September 11, 1900, Brain started his career with Welsh side Ton Pentre – following a failed trial with Cardiff City – before making his big ...

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