4. Two Arsenal managers died in the job (Chapman and Whittaker)
— Arsenal History (@AFCHistory) January 6, 2017
Herbert Chapman went on to become one of the most successful and influential managers in early 20th-century English football, before his sudden death in 1934. A bronze bust of Chapman stands inside Emirates Stadium as a tribute to his achievements at Arsenal.
— Bernie Briffa (@goonerbeau) June 2, 2017
Tom Whittaker, while still at the helm of Arsenal, died of a heart attack at the University College Hospital, London in 1956, at the age of 58.
3. Arsenal is the ONLY club with a GOLDEN Premier League trophy
— The SporTalk ™ (@TheSporTalk) May 7, 2018
After Arsenal completed the only 38-match season unbeaten, the Premier League commissioned a special unique gold version of the Premier League trophy was commissioned and presented to the club to commemorate the achievement.
2. One of the two first football clubs to wear numbered shirts
#OnThisDay 1928: Arsenal and Chelsea became the first Football League sides to play with shirt numbers.
— Classic Football CFS (@classicshirts) August 25, 2017
In August 1928, Arsenal, alongside Chelsea, made history by becoming the first football clubs to wear numbered shirts.
1. The first live radio commentary of a football match was Arsenal’s
Today in 1927, 91 years ago, Teddy Wakelam, gave the first 'live' radio commentary of a football match between Arsenal & Sheffield United at Highbury. pic.twitter.com/gJzED4F3lq
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 22, 2018
In 1927, the first-ever live radio commentary of a football match took place, between Arsenal and Sheffield United. Arsenal played in the first match broadcast live on television, against their reserve counterparts in 1937. Since then, they participated in the world’s first live 3D and interactive football matches, both with Manchester United.