Arsenal FC – Our home record against Wolves

September 24th 1904 was the date we played our first game against Wolves and also the day we scored our first ever top flight goal.

Charlie Satterthwaite holds the honour of scoring Arsenal’s first goal in the First Division. The striker had a keen eye for goal during his six-year spell with the Club and scored 48 times in 141 appearances. Satterthwaite opened the scoring on that day in 1904 in a 2-0 victory over Wolves – both Arsenal’s first goal and also first victory of their maiden campaign in the top flight of English football. He had joined five months earlier from West Ham and made his debut on the opening day of the 1904/05 campaign in a 3-0 loss to Newcastle. Satterthwaite finished as the team’s top goalscorer that year and also in 1906/07 (with 19 goals) before retiring in 1910 at the age of 33. His younger brother Joe also played for Arsenal, which made them the first siblings to achieve the feat.

The following is an extract from the book Fighting for Football: From Woolwich Arsenal to the Western Front by George Myerson.

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20 Responses to Arsenal FC – Our home record against Wolves

  1. chas says:

  2. chas says:

    Thanks GN5.
    Charlie Satterthwaite. How far removed from today’s players would he be!

    I like the photo of Derek Dougan (I think) doing the Highland fling for the shot of the packed North Bank and the glass panels in the NW corner of the West Stand.

  3. LBG says:

    Thanks GN5
    Like most, one era always comes to mind with Wolves. Big Derek Dougan and his side kick John Richards. The blue print for the “long and the short” of today’s strikers and, to be honest, I’d take ’em today over Djourou and say, Walcott, since neither had the “barn door” problem.
    May we all have a happy weekend and my two Bros bring good luck to our seats!!

  4. chas says:

    Djourou as a striker??????

  5. LBG says:

    Sorry Chas, dementia again. Giroud!

  6. chas says:

    Djourou Giroud – very similar sounds. 🙂

    Not too much squealing in this one…..

  7. chas says:

    Just in case anyone missed this the other day…..

  8. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    GN5. Thank you. I love the history posts.

    LBG. Definitely DD. He was what they called a “character”. Never liked him.

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  11. GunnerN5 says:

    Morning all (7:10am) here in London, Ontario.

    Thank you for your fine additions and editing Chas.

    Back in the 50’s Wolves were a really tough proposition and we only won 6 out of 20 games against them – W6, D9, L6.

    That was back in the days when studs were nailed into the boots and in many instances became weapons. Pitches were ankle deep in mud, the balls were wet and covered in mud and the leather laces would leave an indent in your forehead.

    I have a laugh imagining how ineffective the Sanchez, Hazard type players would have been back then – the full backs would have had a field day.

  12. GunnerN5 says:

    Oops – we only won 5 out of 20 – W5, D8, L7

  13. GunnerN5 says:

    Our medical team have issued the latest update following Thursday’s Europa League clash with Sporting CP.

    Danny Welbeck
    Significant right ankle injury. Danny remains in hospital and will continue to be assessed. A further update will be issued over the next 72 hours.

    Stephan Lichtsteiner
    Right hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) on Sunday, November 11.

    Nacho Monreal
    Right hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) on Sunday, November 11.

    Mo Elneny
    Right thigh. Expected to return to full training in one week.

    Laurent Koscielny
    Right Achilles tendon repair. Currently being integrated back into full training.

    Dinos Mavropanos
    Groin injury. Expected to return to full training in November.

    Copyright 2018 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source.

  14. Big Raddy says:

    Injuries mounting, not good.

    Watching Serge Gnabry playing for Bayern Munich. Looks the winger we are missing and we should not have allowed him to leave, though I guess at the time we had the Ox and Theo.

  15. chas says:

    We should be able to cope with Danny and Licht newly injured.
    Both second string.

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Con) back as right back cover.
    Hopefully Nacho and the Wardrobe fit at left back.

    Eddie Nketiah will step up as reserve striker, though we haven’t always been using both Auba and Laca in games anyway.

    Any more injuries and we might struggle but I think we’re fine at the moment.

  16. Big Raddy says:

    Fair point chas. We also have the right to bring back Nelson in January but I would stick with Nketiah and see if he has the necessary

  17. Big Raddy says:

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