Wartime, Promotion and the pre-Chapman years


This 24 page booklet, entitled Wartime, Promotion and the pre-Chapman years, is the third in the History of Arsenal series produced by the Arsenal Independent Supporters' Association, and reviews the period during the war, and in the ensuing seven years before Herbert Chapman's arrival at Highbury.

If ever there was a contentious moment in the history of Arsenal Football Club, then the election to the First Division in 1919 was it. There is much more to the events of 1919 than meets the eye, and the authors bring out fully the story behind the decision that not only resulted in Arsenal's promotion but also in Tottenham Hotspur's relegation..

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