Arsenal’s Firsts


First Competitive Match (as Woolwich Arsenal)

v Newcastle Utd (h) – Manor Ground – 2 Sep 1893 – League 2nd Division – drew 2-2

First Competitive Match at Highbury (as Woolwich Arsenal)

v Leicester Fosse – 6 Sep 1913 – League 2nd Division – won 2-1

First Competitive Match as Arsenal

v Bristol City (h) – 4 Apr 1914 – League – drew 1-1

First Match at Emirates Stadium

v Ajax (Dennis Bergkamp Testimonial) – 22 Jul 2006 – won 2-1

First Competitive Match at Emirates Stadium

v Aston Villa – 19 Aug 2006 – drew 1-1

First Premier League Match

Norwich City (h) – 15 Aug 1992 – lost 2-4

First FA Cup Match

Lyndhurst (h) – 1st Round – 5 Oct 1889 – won 11-0.

First League Cup Match

Gillingham (h) – 2nd Round – 13 Sep 1966 – drew 1-1

First Match in European Comps at Home

Staevnet (Denmark) – 22 Oct 1963 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup – lost 2-3

First match in European Comps Away

Staevnet (Denmark) – 25 Sept 1963 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup won 7-1

First Match in UEFA Champions League

RC Lens (a) – 16 Sept 1998 – drew 1-1

First Match in Charity/Community Shield

Sheffield Wednesday (at Stamford Bridge) – 8 Oct 1931 – won 2-1

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