On 24 May 1919, inside forward Daniel Burgess was bought from Huddersfield Town by the then manager Leslie Knighton, as recorded on the Official Arsenal website. The forward went on to serve the Highbury faithful for only three years, making a total of 13 appearances in the starting XI and zero as a substitute.
Although he was a caretaker at Huddersfield, Burgess joined the Gunners during the First World War after being relieved of his duties with the military due to injury. According to Arsenal.com, the forward made his debut the following season in a match that saw Arsenal register an emphatic 3-2 win over Liverpool.
After a brief stint with the first team, Burgess failed to make any appearances for the remainder of the season, making only 4 appearances the following season after a long absence.
He later moved on to the other side of London, joining West Ham United in June 1922 for a fee of £300.