Arsenal Thumped On Their First Division Debut On This Day, 3rd September 1904

Newastle United are writ large across the history of Arsenal Football Club. Three FA Cup finals stand out but they were Arsenal’s first opponents in the Second Division following Arsenal’s election to the the Football League. They were also Arsenal’s opponents for their first match in Division One, the match report is below. And they were Arsenal’s first opponents following the club’s promotion to Division One at the end of the Great War.

Arsenal did not win any of these momentous League fixtures, losing two and drawing one, a 2 – 2 draw in the club’s first League match.

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