Football Cartoon - "Bob John, Arsenal " by P. Hobbs

Bob John of Arsenal caricature by Hobbs

Artist: P. Hobbs

Subject: Football Caricature- Bob John, Arsenal circa 1925

Medium: Pen, ink and wash, framed. Size: 230 x 170mm, 9 x 7 "

£165.00 Order No. 525

Robert Frederick "Bob" John (3 February 1899 – 17 July 1982)
a Welsh football player and coach. Born in Barry and played for Barry Town and Caerphilly, before joining Arsenal, who signed him in January 1922 for a fee of £750.

Made his Arsenal first-team debut on 28 October 1922 in a 2-1 defeat at home to Newcastle United.

Made his debut for the Welsh national side, against Scotland on 17 March 1923, winning the first of fifteen caps. John reached (but lost) the FA Cup Final with Arsenal in 1926-27, he remained in the Arsenal side during the early 1930s.

He won the FA Cup win in 1929-30, followed by three First Division titles, in 1930-31, 1932-33 and 1933-34. John also scored Arsenal's only goal of the 1932 FA Cup Final, in which Arsenal were controversially beaten by Newcastle United. By this time he was one of the senior members of the Arsenal squad.

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