The world's greatest ground? A photographic centenary celebration of Highbury

13. Fog stops play

Even innovative floodlights can't always help. On 2 January 1954, Arsenal hosted Aston Villa in a League match, but Highbury became enveloped in fog. 
Here, Gunners goalkeeper Jack Kelsey peers into the murk, wondering where the next Villa shot will come from. The game was eventually postponed.


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Only realise now how lucky I was that my first ever Premier League match was at Highbury, taken by a season ticket holder during my first visit to London. Thank you Barrie! :-)