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058 – Arsenal v Racing Club de Paris (part two)

Although obviously unplayable during the war years it didn’t take long for Arsenal and Racing Club de Paris to resume their annual matches. Originally played to raise money for those injured in World War I there was an added poignancy to these games now. The first set of scans below are from the French magazine Miroir Sprint dated 13/11/1946, the second set cover the England v France international held the next year at Highbury (Miroir Sprint dated 06/05/1947).










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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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