The munitions workers in the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory decided to form a football team in late 1886. They named it Dial Square FC. Fast forward 125 years. Arsenal is now a household name and one of the world’s storied franchises.
At the match against Everton tomorrow, the club will commemorate this special occasion with many tributes. Amongst the most moving will be the two great grandchildren of David Danskin, Arsenal’s founding father, handing the match ball to Howard Webb, who officiates the match. Webb will use a sixpence to decide kick off in remembrance of those workers who each contributed sixpence to buy a football.
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