Arsenal’s most prolific scorer dies in a car crash

This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day  files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society.
Our headline is taken from 1940
Here are the stories from this day in history…
 
7 December 1886: The most likely date for Eastern Wanderers to have agreed to play Dial Square in what was to be the forerunner of Arsenal’s  first match
7 December 1889: Royal Arsenal lost 1-5 to Swifts ending the club’s first FA Cup run.  Swifts had reached the cup semi-finals in 1874, 1876 and 1886.  In 1890 they merged with Slough Albion & Young Men’s Friendly Society, to form Slough FC which later became Slough Town.
7 December 1896, Arsenal 1 Aston Villa 3.  This was a benefit match for Joe Powell’s family after he died having been injured playing for Arsenal against Kettering.
7 December 1903: Arsenal l...
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