September 11: What happened at Arsenal on this day
We take a look at the club's history on September 11.
1893. Arsenal's first-ever league win. Woolwich Arsenal 4-0 Walsall Town Swifts. John Heath scored the first-ever Arsenal hat-trick in the Football League.
1915. Arsenal’s second wartime league game – a 3-1 away defeat to Crystal Palace. Only 4000 people turned up – a sign that the wartime league would struggle to bring in the crowds.
1922. Arsenal’s annual reports showed a huge drop in the amount of money owed by the club. The debt to Humphreys Ltd (the builders involved in developing Highbury) was now down to £317 from £16,000 in 1919. It was a real sign that Arsenal could become a debt-free self-financing club within a year.
1979. Paul Davis' first appearance for Arsenal, in Ted Drake’s testimonial against Fulham. It ended 2-2.
1998. Freddie Ljungberg joined Arsenal from Halmstads BK. It was said that Arsène Wenger had never seen him play when he signed him. It seems unlikely but Ljungberg repaid the faith by scoring within seconds of coming on against Manchester United in his debut on September 20.
2003. 16-year-old Cesc Fabregas joined Arsenal from Barcelona.