David Herd Leaves Arsenal On This Day, 26th July 1961

The sale of Robin van Persie to Manchester United was nothing new or unusual, it was merely the latest of Arsenal’s top scorers to make the trip to Old Trafford.

David Herd had joined Arsenal seven years earlier from Stockport County where he played alongside his father, a relatively unique occurrence in the professional game. In his spell at the club, he scored 107 goals in 180 games.

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