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A midsummer BITEโ€™S dream! On this day, 26th June Suarez was expelled from the 2014 World Cup :lol:

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Andrew Cole Linighan

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30th June 1999. On this date in 1999, Arsenal manager Arsรจne Wenger signed the Clubs first ever Brazilian player. The full back Silvinho was signed from Corinthians.
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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3rd July 2001. On this Day in 2001, Sol Campbell signed for Arsenal from Tottenham Hotspur.
I could not believe it when this happened. Would be be considered a Tottenham Legend after joining us? That Status may have been distroyed. Done well with us.
๐ŸŸ๏ธ๐ŸŸฅโฌœ ๐Ÿš•. ๐ŸŸ๏ธโฌœ๐ŸŸฆ
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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8th July 1990. Manager George Graham signed Swedish winger Anders Limpar.
Limpar was signed from Italian Club Cremonese, for a fee I think of ยฃ1,000,000.
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Andrew Cole Linighan

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10th July 1956. Former Arsenal and Republic of Ireland Striker Frank Stapleton was born on this date. Born in Dublin, Frank scored 108 goals for Arsenal. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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13th July 1998. A date where my Hero, Ian Wright left Arsenal. ๐ŸŸฅโฌœ He signed for West Ham United. ๐ŸŸช๐ŸŸฆ
When he signed for us in September 1991, for 2.5 million from Crystal Palace ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฆI was really pleased. He was brilliant in the Mark Bright/Ian Wright strike partnership.
He is a former Arsenal Record Goalscorer.
I had a Arsenal Nike long sleeved Home shirt, (1994/96). With WRIGHT 8 on the back. Also had an Ian Wright poster that I bought after an Arsenal Home Match, from a street stall on Avenell Road.
Thank you for what you did at the Club Wrighty.

Ian Wright, Wright, Wright!!!
๐Ÿฅ…โšฝโšฝโšฝ
 

Alexs

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22nd June 1983. Arsenal signed Scottish striker Charlie Nicholas. He was signed for ยฃ650;000 from Celtic.
๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ. ๐ŸŸฅโฌœ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ
Missed this when you posted it. Champagne Charlie, I was so excited when we signed him. Easily the best 5-a-side player I've ever seen. I watched his confidence slowly ebb away as he hit the bar, the post, the bar, a brilliant save, the bar again, rather than score. He wilted in the Graham autocracy (and spent too much time in nightclubs) but still managed two really scrappy goals to win us the '87 League Cup final.
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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22nd July 1992. A Sad day for me. The Late, Great, David 'Rocky' Rocastle ๐ŸŸฅโฌœ was sold by manager George Graham to Leeds United for ยฃ2,000,000. โฌœโฌœ David later went onto play for Manchester City ๐ŸŸฆโฌœ, and Chelsea ๐ŸŸฆ๐ŸŸฆ.
People rightly talk about the famous Arsenal back four. For me, when I first began supporting Arsenal in 1991, there was the midfield of, Paul Davis, David Rocastle and Michael Thomas. ๐ŸŸฅโฌœ
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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25th July 2003. In this year, we signed the German goalkeeper Jens Lehmann. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿงค He was signed from Borussia Dortmund. What a debut 2003/04 season he was to have, the Invincible season.
When I first started Supporting Arsenal in 1991, David Seaman was pretty much all I knew. (Barring brief appearances from Miller, Bartram, Manninger, Wright etc). Jens was the next First Choice goalkeeper? Seemed strange at first not having David at the Club.
But the position had changed hands, or should I say, changed gloves. ๐Ÿงคโšฝ๐Ÿฅ…
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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30th July ? Sorry, I will have to get a Red Card for this. ๐ŸŸฅ
What do the following have in common? Jurgen Klinsmann ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช, Hope Solo ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ, Neil Webb ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ, also, Lisa Kudrow ๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐Ÿ—ฝโ˜•๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ, and Arnold Schwarzenegger ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น.
No, they don't all live in California. They all have a Birthday today. Happy Birthday. ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽŠ
Sorry, back to The Arsenal On this Day. ๐ŸŸฅโฌœ Today is ex Scottish Winger Brian Tawse Birthday. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Brian played for Arsenal and Brighton.
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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2nd August 1999. In this year, Arsรจne Wenger signed Croatian striker Davor Suker ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท from Real Madrid.
Davor formed a good striking partnership with Thierry Henry.
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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3rd August 1999. This must have been Arsรจne Wenger's two Greatest Days in signing players. A day after he signed Davor Suker, he signed another forward player. This time it was none other than Thierry Henry. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Thierry 'Va, Va, Voom' Henry was to go onto become an Arsenal Legend. He was signed from Juventus, and was to be turned from a wide player, into a striker.
I thought Ian Wright would be Arsenal's top goalscorer for a while, but Thierry Henry changed that.

HENRY 14 ๐ŸŸฅโฌœ
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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7th August 1968. Today is ex Arsenal understudy goalkeeper Vince Bartram's Birthday!!! ๐ŸŽ‚
Vince was signed from Bournemouth in 1994, and was with Arsenal for 4 years. He made 11 appearances in that time.
He is now at Southampton as part of the goalkeeper coaching set up. ๐Ÿฅ…๐Ÿงคโšฝ
 

Alexs

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7th August 1982 - Tony Adams' 1st Arsenal appearance
7th August 1999 - Thierry Henry's 1st Arsenal appearance
7th August 2002 - Gilberto Silva joins Arsenal
7th August 2019 - Carl Jenkinson leaves Arsenal
7th August 2021 - Nothing
 

Andrew Cole Linighan

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Carl Jenkinson seemed to disappear. Now at Nottingham Forest, have not heard much about him. Think he came at the same sort of time as Callum Chambers?
When he signed from Charlton Athletic, thought he was going to be the next big player to come from there. Scott Parker, Scott Minto, Lee Bowyer, Darren Bent.
 

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