Tag: Arsenal

Video of the Day: West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal, April 1971

As Arsenal prepare for an end of season fight to hang onto a Champions League place, this morning we turn our attention to a somewhat more successful season for the club. The 1960s was not a terribly kind decade to the Gunners, with the ten years from 1960 to 1970 seeing Arsenal finish in the top six in the First Division just once, in 1969.  The 1970/71 season, however, would end an eighteen year wait for the league title to return to Highbury, and by April 1971 the club was powering clear at the top of the First Division...

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Video of the Day: West Ham United vs Arsenal, April 1973

This weekend at The Boleyn Ground, West Ham United take on Arsenal in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off. This match marks the beginning of an important few days for West Ham, who also finally play their FA Cup quarter-final replay match against Manchester United next week in two matches that will go a long way toward deciding the fate of the club’s season. Dropping two points at home against Crystal Palace last weekend has put them on something of a back foot with regard to grabbing a Champions League place, but they can get back on track by picking up...

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Video of the Day: The North London Derby – Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, 1980/81

The most important North London derby ever? Try telling that to anybody who as at White Hart Lane in 1971 or at Wembley Stadium for either of Spurs and Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final meetings there in the early 1990s. Tottenham Hotspur at Arsenal at White Hart Lane tomorrow lunchtime in a match that may go some way towards deciding the whereabouts of this year’s Premier League trophy, and after their results during the week, there will be nerves all round as the teams take to the pitch. Leicester City found themselves to be the biggest the beneficiaries of Spurs...

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League Cup Final of the Day: Luton Town vs Arsenal, 1988

The 1980s were a busy decade for Luton Town. Promoted into the First Division in 1982, the club had installed an artificial playing surface, banned away supporters and stabilised as a top flight club, and in 1988 they added some silverware to their list of achievements by surprisingly lifting the League Cup after a thrilling final at Wembley against the favourites, Arsenal. They had beaten Wigan Athletic, Coventry City, Ipswich Town, Bradford City and Oxford United to get that far in the first place. Arsenal, meanwhile, were just showing signings of emerging from the shadows after a the best...

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