Arsenal to beat the world record transfer fee? The club’s history: November 1923

 
By Tony Attwood
As seemed to happen so often during the Knighton reign at Arsenal in the early 1920s, in November 1923 Arsenal started a month in the bottom section of the league, sitting not too far away from their two London rivals in the first division: Tottenham and Chelsea.



Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
G.Av
Pts


14
Tottenham Hotspur
12
4
4
4
11
12
0.917
12


15
West Bromwich Albion
12
4
4
4
16
19
0.842
12


16
Nottingham Forest
12
4
2
6
18
21
0.857
10


17
Arsenal
12
4
2
6
11
15
0.733
10


18
Burnley
12
2
5
5
16
18
0.889
9


19
Chelsea
13
2
5
6
6
13
0.462
9


20
Birmingham City
13
2
4
7
10
22
0.455
8


21
Middlesbrough
12
3
1
8
15
18
0.833
7


22
Preston North End
12
1
4
7
12
29
0.414
6



Arsenal found themselves with six games to play in November 1923, four in the league and two in the London FA County Cup.
The first match was a...
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