GUNNERS YEARS: Winning at Millwall and heading for the rubbish dump
PUBLISHED: 15:09 11 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:35 07 September 2010
1999: Arsenal unveil plans to build a new 60,000-seat stadium at a rubbish dump less than half a mile from Highbury. Ashburton Grove, a 25-acre regeneration site, is the preferred choice over King s Cross and another site, believed to be Alexandra Pala
Arsenal unveil plans to build a new 60,000-seat stadium at a rubbish dump less than half a mile from Highbury. Ashburton Grove, a 25-acre "regeneration" site, is the preferred choice over King's Cross and another site, believed to be Alexandra Palace.
"We've always made it clear that finding a new home in Islington is our preferred choice," urged director Danny Fiszman. "We're very excited about Ashburton Grove but we need to take matters step by step,"
Arsenal move into second place ahead of Liverpool after an unconvincing 2-1 win at Millwall.
Michael Thomas and Niall Quinn scored either side of Teddy Sheringham's header for the Lions.
But Gunners boss George Graham is less than impressed, saying: "The manner of the performance is the worrying thing - it would be nice to see us at our best again."
David Rocastle remembered little of the game after being stretchered off after swallowing his tongue.
Arsenal fought back from two early setbacks to grab a point at home to Coventry. The Sky Blues took a third minute lead at Highbury through Alan Green and it got worse for the Gunners when star striker Malcolm Macdonald was sent off for lashing out at Terry Yorath.
But Arsenal responded superbly and levelled when Mick Coop turned Pat Rice's centre into his own net. Alan Sunderland saw his late effort disallowed and City departed with a point.