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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 1921.
Here are the stories from this day in history…
 
5 December 1885 Millwall beat Eastern Wanderers 3-1 at Glengall Road. This game in itself takes on a significance here because it gives us a record of Eastern Wanderers, Arsenal’s first opponents, playing in this era – and of matches on the Isle of Dogs where the first Arsenal game (as Dial Square) took place, and thus helps validate the otherwise sketchy references to Arsenal’s first game taking place on that site.
5 December 1886: A likely date either for the setting up of Dial Square FC or a practice match ahead of the first game.
5 December 1904: Woolwich Arsenal 26 Parisian XI 1; one of Arsenal’s biggest wi...
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