Arsenal Celebrate First FA Cup Win On This Day, 28th April 1930

2804302Having secured the club’s first major honour by winning the FA Cup the previous Saturday, the Arsenal players were given a civic reception in Islington, as the successors would also in decades to come. Not many of them would have to play a match that evening, Arsenal losing by a solitary goal to Sunderland in front of 35,000 supporters.

An interesting snippet on the captain of the Graf Zeppelin which had flown over Wembley in that match. An early scouting mission by a future goalkeeper’s grandparent, Captain Lehmann?

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