Fiendishly difficult Gooner Arsenal quiz

Think you know your Arsenal from your elbow? Then test yourself with our fiendishly difficult Gooner quiz...

Fiendishly difficult Gooner Arsenal quiz

Do you know your Arsenal from your elbow? Then take our fiendishly difficult quiz on all things Gunners-related...

Think you know your Arsenal from your elbow? Why not take our fiendishly difficult quiz. Monday's answers are are below today's quiz...

1) Arsenal played Brixton Rangers in a friendly on March 10, 1887. What was the score?


2) What were the respective scores when Arsenal played the Royal Artillery on March, 30, 1889 and the Scots Guards on April 22, 1889?


3) Between September and November 1889 Arsenal notched ten or more goals in a match three times. They beat Spurs 10-1 in a friendly on September 21, 1889. But who were the other emphatic victories against and what were the scores?


4) Arsenal pipped Manchester United to second place and promotion to Division One at the end of the 1903/04 season. But who finished a point ahead of the Gunners to win the Second Division title?


5) Who served as Arsenal manager and secretary the 1903/04 season?


6) Who was manager – and secretary – when the Gunners last got relegated from the top division of English football at the end of the 1912/13 season?


7) What was the name of the Arsenal goalkeeper who was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme? He was awarded the Military Medal after last being seen running towards the enemy at full speed in no man’s land while firing his gun in an attack on the enemy lines, and whose name is engraved, along with so many, on the Thiepval Memorial.


8) What was the name of the Scotsman who appeared for Woolwich Arsenal during the 1908/09 season as a striker, who joined the army in 1915 and served with the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. He was killed in action in Mesopotamia on April 21,1917 at the age of 29. His body was never recovered and his name is recorded on the Basra War Memorial, near Nasiriyah in Iraq.


9) On 19 February 1916, an Arsenal defender, who had been working 16 hour shifts in the Royal Arsenal Ordnance Factory since the start of the war, went to watch the London Combination game against Reading. Upon arriving at the ground he decided he wanted to play and persuaded colleagues to let him appear in the starting XI. Sadly, with an hour of the match gone, he walked off the pitch before collapsing in the dressing room, dying from a burst blood vessel. He was buried in his Arsenal shirt at the age of 33. Name him.


10) Who did Arsenal play in a friendly four days after VE Day 1945?


11) Seven points on offer, a point for each, if you can name the Arsenal bench when Arsene Wenger’s side lost 3-0 at Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of the League Cup in 2015?


12) Random question:

Which is the only English club that doesn’t contain any letters that appear in the word ‘mackerel’?




Plumstead Common (1887)
Sportsman Ground (1887–1888)
Manor Ground (1888–1890)
Invicta Ground (1890–1893)
Manor Ground (1893–1913)
Highbury (1913–2006)
Emirates Stadium (2006–)



Eastern Wanderers 6-0, 11/12/1886

Erith, 6-1, 8/1/1887

Alexandra United, 11-0, 15/1/1887



2ndRifle Brigade



Prince of Wales National Relief Fund. The start of the First World War in the early days of August 1914 prompted a wave of voluntary activity and the foundation of many charities that would provided for servicemen and their families. The Prince of Wales National Relief Fund was one such organisation.



Syd Puddefoot



Newcastle United, August 30, 1919 (Arsenal lost 1-0)



Wolves (a) 2-2, 26/8/1939;

Blackburn Rovers (h), 1-0, 30/8/1939;

Sunderland (h), 5-2, 2/9/1939



In the days before away goals counting double, Bangor City drew 3-3 on agg with Napoli in the European Cup Winners Cup preliminary round (2-0, 1-3) meaning a third game was required. This was played at Highbury on October 10, 1962 which saw the Serie A team beat the Welsh non-league side 2-1.



Barnet and Hitchin Town



Ted Drake



a) 3-1,

Kolasinac, 49, Sanchez, 67, Bellerin 81

b) 25 years



Aston Villa, Charlton Athletic, Liverpool, Northampton Town and York City

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  1. Graham Wilkinson

    Apr 7, 2020, 21:43 #116726

    York City aren't in the football league. If you include non league clubs there are many more in this category.