033 – Arsenal v Racing Club de Paris (part one)

In 1930 Arsenal started playing a series of matches against Racing Club de Paris which carried on until 1962. The matches, apparently a joint idea of our manager Herbert Chapman and their manager Jean Bernard-Levy, were intended to raise money for the veterans of the First World War and the games were played on or near Armistice Day. Today’s scans are from a French magazine called ‘Match’ and show how they reported the matches in 1930, 1931 and 1933, and also gives you a chance to brush up on that ‘O’ level French…


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