The trophies wouldn’t stop coming. Or so it seemed. Having won the FA Cup in 1930, the Football League title in 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35 and the FA Cup once again in 1935, little wonder that Arsenal wanted to protect their prized assets against unforeseen events.
The insurance policy values seem low in today’s money (£8,000 is the equivalent of £2.5m today). England played two matches, losing to Austria (1 – 2) and Belgium (2 – 3).
An interesting note that George Allison took the oppportunity to use the national press to thank supporters for their goodwill and congratulations for the FA Cup win.