On 25 May, Arsenal boss Herbert Chapman sold inside forward William Blyth to Birmingham City, as recorded on the Official Club website.
Born William Naismith Blyth on 17 June 1895, he first started playing football as a school boy for his local amateur side Wemyss Athletic before departing for the Manchester City senior team where he stayed until 1914. One of the main reasons why Blyth left City was due to the lack of game time and as such, he joined Arsenal immediately when the Highbury executives assured him of first team football.
His first season for Arsenal was quite forgettable, as the Gunners lost 3-0 on his full debut against Huddersfield Town in a Second Division tie – not to mention he only made 12 appearances for the whole season. Blyth later joined the Royal Army Service Corps to serve in France after the outbreak of the First World War.
The end of the war saw the inside-forward return to the newly promoted Arsenal where he made 343 appearances, scoring a total of 51 goals according to Wikipedia.
After the departure of James McEwen, Blyth played under Herbert Chapman for four seasons before being sold to Birmingham on this day in 1929.