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The forging of a lifelong bond The Arsenal jersey when I was a kid So, I went from being 11 years old in 1969 and watching Arsenal being beaten by a 3rd division side Swindon, to 1972 and 14 years old when beaten by Leeds in the FA cup. I was a voracious reader and I had learned of Arsenal’s history after that Swindon defeat. We used to be great, we had the glorious Herbert Chapman years, winning trophy after trophy. But in 1953 we won our last league title, in 1950 our last FA cup. We were has-beens. We were mostly a mid -table team since ’53. And we had no real Irish connec