The first double and winning the league… in Manchester

When the first Arsenal double was completed in 1971 it was considered a rare fluke – Tottenham had done it, but no other team had managed it since  the earliest days of the Football League.  It was utterly unimaginable that by 2002 we would be on the edge of our third double.   On this day Arsenal also set up a record for winning eight away games in a row – a feat they were later to go on and repeat.
8 May 1910: George Male was born in West Ham.  He had a trial with WHU who turned him down, and so started playing with Clapton, before joining Arsenal as an amateur in November 1929.  
8 May 1922: Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in the London Challenge Cup final having beaten Barking, QPR and Tottenham in earlier rounds.  See also here
8 May 1923: Jimmy Brain transferred from Ton Pentre to Arsenal.  It was one of the most signifi...

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