Right-back Joe Powell, 26, died of blood poisoning  and tetanus after breaking his arm during a match six days earlier

England left half Joe Mercer arrived from Everton. He earned five caps while with the Toffees before the war, then scored four goals for the Gunners in 247 League games between 1946/47 and 1953/54

Viv Anderson became the first black player to appear for England in a full international in the 1-0 win over Czechoslovakia at Wembley

Ian Allinson made his Arsenal debut as goals by Mark Rees and Ally Brown gave Walsall a shock 2-1 Milk Cup Fourth-Round win at Highbury

Strikes by Ian Wright and John Hartson earned Arsenal a 2-1 Coca-Cola Cup Fourth-Round victory at home Sheffield Wednesday

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29 Nov 2007