Gunning Down The Years: 26th March

Going a long way into the past today, as we travel to the year the Arsenal first got their hands on some silverware.
Herbert Chapman was already something of a managerial legend by the time he was persuaded to take over in the summer of 1925, and represented yet another coup for chairman Sir Henry Norris, whose wily chicanery had propelled the club into the top flight against all odds – and all logic – just 6 years prior. Chapman arrived with impeccable pedigree, having brought Huddersfield back-to-back title triumphs. Indeed, his influence at the champions was still felt the following season, as his old club managed to make it 3-in-a-row by finishing 5 points ahead of his new club.
Given that he was explicit in his intention to implement a 5-year-plan, it’s possibl...

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