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1913 AND 2006: The First And Last Arsenal Starting Line-Up To Play At The Old Highbury Stadium

Arsenal is an English club located in London England. The club was established in 1886 by the Dial Square workshop workers at the Royal Arsenal. The Royal Arsenal was an armaments factory (armaments mean military weapons and equipment) in Woolwich London, hence the name Woolwich Arsenal.

Arsenal moved to the old Highbury Stadium on the 6th of September 1913. After spending 93 years at Highbury, the club moved to the new Emirates Stadium on the 7th of May 2006.

The Highbury Stadium was a memorable stadium for the club and many of Arsenal's greatest achievements including the "Invincibles Season" (when the Gunners won the Premier League title without losing a single game) were achieved there.

This article reveals the first Arsenal starting line-up which played at the old Highbury Stadium in 1913 and the last Arsenal starting line-up to play there in 2006 before the club moved to the Emirates Stadium.

The first Arsenal starting line-up to play at the Highbury Stadium in 1913 consisted of Lievesley, Shaw, Fidler, Grant, Sands, McKinnon, Greenaway, Hardinge, Jobey, Devine and Winship. Here is a photograph showing the Arsenal team (was known as Woolwich Arsenal back then).

The last Arsenal starting line-up at the Highbury Stadium in 2006 consisted of Jens Lehmann, Ashley Cole, Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Eboue, Sol Campbell, Reyes, Cesc Fabregas, Gilberto Silva, Robert Pires, Alexander Hleb and Thierry Henry. Here is a photograph of the last Arsenal starting line-up to play at the Highbury Stadium.

Moving away from the old Highbury Stadium to the Emirates Stadium in 2006 was a key milestone in Arsenal's history and the fans would be hoping the glory days of the Highbury Stadium era returns to the club very soon.

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