Tag: Arsenal

Video of the Day: Aston Villa vs Watford (& Others), February 1983

The Fifth Round of the FA Cup starts today, and as of yet there haven’t been many surprises in what has felt like a somewhat underwhelming competition, so far this season. Perhaps today will throw up an interesting result or two. Still, one disappointing season does not a useless competition make, and for our little blast from the past we’re going all the way back to 1983 for a complete edition of London Weekend Television’s The Big Match from the same stage of the competition, with matches between Aston Villa and Watford, Everton and Spurs, and Middlesbrough and Arsenal....

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Video of the Day: 1.FC Magdeburg vs Arsenal, November 1979

Arsenal take on Barcelona in the Champions League next week, but their adventures in Europe haven’t always been so glamorous. When Alan Sunderland scored his last minute winner for them against Manchester United in the 1979 FA Cup final, part of the reward for winning was a place in the European Cup Winners Cup, a run that would end up with a penalty shoot-out against Valencia in Brussels the following May. The First Round of the competition saw Arsenal comfortably through against Fenerbahce and on to a two-legged tie against 1. FC Magdeburg. Magdeburg were the holders of the...

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Superly Duperly Sunday, Part One: Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City

“Welbz”, apparently, “is dat guy”, then. It had been ten months since Danny Welbeck last kicked a football in anger, but this afternoon at The Emirates Stadium stabbed home a winning goal for Arsenal against Leicester City which suggests that recent talk of Arsenal being out of the title race was as predictably overstated as anybody who so much as attempts to look at football in a rational sense would have been able to tell you. The celebrations around the ground could not have been much more vociferous had Arsenal won the title today, but they remain two points...

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Video of the Day: Leicester City vs Arsenal, August 1997

It may not be the one that they expected, but with a little jiggery-pokery the broadcasters have got their hearts’ desire. At the expense of the travelling supporters of Leicester City, who had their trip to London moved to a Sunday lunchtime, they got their Super Sunday. So, on this Sunday that will may – or, quite conceivably, may not – come to decide this most remarkable of Premier League seasons, it’s only right that we go back in time to a memorable time in the past of these two clubs. The 1996/97 Premier League season had finished with...

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Video of the Day: Chelsea vs Arsenal, January 1985

Chelsea may be down in fifteenth place in the Premier League at the moment, but the nature of this particular division over the course of the last couple of decades or so means that Arsenal’s trip to Stamford Bridge this afternoon is still a match of considerable status. Dynasties come, however, and dynasties go, and thirty-two years ago this weekend both of these two clubs were in the midst of what would, by their lofty standards, be considered barren periods in their respective histories. Arsenal, of course, have been a top flight club for an uninterrupted period going back...

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