Reg Tricker's journey started in India and eventually led him to the bright lights of Highbury in March 1927.
The inside forward joined from Charlton Athletic for £2,250 before making his full debut just one week later in a 2-1 defeat at home to Everton.
It proved to be the first of 12 starts in Arsenal colours before he eventually transferred to Clapton Orient for £1,000 in February 1929.
A keen athlete, Tricker was the Norfolk & Suffolk 120 yards hurdles champion for two years after moving to England at the age of four from Karachi.
He later became a schoolmaster.