Arsenal Legend David Jack Dies On This Day, 10th September 1958

David Jack’s major claim to fame happened before he joined The Arsenal, being the first player to score at Wembley Stadium in Bolton Wanderers 2 – 0 win over West Ham United in the 1923 FA Cup Final.

Having played three hundred games for the Lancastrians, Jack was signed for a world record transfer fee of £10,890 by Herbert Chapman in 1928, aged 29. Legend has it that Chapman used the tactic of allowing Bolton’s negotiators to get drunk whilst bringing the fee down. That record would stand for a decade when Arsenal broke it once more, signing Bryn Jones from Wolves for £14,500.

Jack played 208 games for the club, scoring 124 times winning three League titles and an FA Cup during his time at the club. That cup win in 1930 meant that he became the first player to win the trophy with two different clubs since the final moved to Wembley on a permanent basis.

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