Rewind to 1919

Audacious Arsenal supplant Spurs

November 11, 2010
By Tom Adams
On Saturday, Arsenal and Tottenham meet at Emirates Stadium in the latest instalment of one of English football's fiercest rivalries. But what lies at the root of this bitter North London dispute? The answer can be found in a sequence of events in the 1910s, and in a shadowy, legendary figure found deep in Arsenal's history.

As totemic figures in the history of Arsenal Football Club go, the enigmatic and mysterious Sir Henry Norris is surely hugely underappreciated. Before Arsene Wenger ...

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