1926
Winger Jock Rutherford became the oldest player to appear for Arsenal at 41 years 159 days, in the 1-0 win at home to Manchester City

1968
England international Paul Merson, who won 21 caps, was born in Harlesden, London. He netted 99 goals in 422 games for the Gunners

1976
Brian Kidd scored a hat-trick and Alan Ball added two goals in Arsenal's 6-1 hammering of West Ham United at Highbury

1993
Paul Dickov made his Premier League debut as Jimmy Carter netted twice in Arsenal's taut 4-3 victory at home to Southampton

2004
First-half goals by Robert Pires and Dennis Bergkamp gave leaders Arsenal a 2-1 win at Bolton Wanderers

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