Arsenal Win With A Less Than Royal Performance On This Day, 29th December 1894

Yes, I know the club had changed its name more than twelve months previously but let’s be honest, the only other alternative to that was a joke about Arsenal blitzing Dresden and that would have gone down a bomb…

This Dresden United was a fabulously named team out of Stoke rather than the eastern German city. I’d have loved it to have been some offshoot of the crack East German side of the ’70s, Dynamo Dresden which would have sated my childhood nostalgia but it wasn’t to be.

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