ARSENAL FIRST TEAM LINE-UPS
1890-91 1900-01 1910-11 1920-21 1930-31 1940-41 1950-51 1960-61 1970-71 1980-81 1990-91 2000-01 2010-11
1891-92 1901-02 1911-12 1921-22 1931-32 1941-42 1951-52 1961-62 1971-72 1981-82 1991-92 2001-02 2011-12
1892-93 1902-03 1912-13 1922-23 1932-33 1942-43 1952-53 1962-63 1972-73 1982-83 1992-93 2002-03 2012-13
1893-94 1903-04 1913-14 1923-24 1933-34 1943-44 1953-54 1963-64 1973-74 1983-84 1993-94 2003-04 2013-14
1894-95 1904-05 1914-15 1924-25 1934-35 1944-45 1954-55 1964-65 1974-75 1984-85 1994-95 2004-05 2014-15
1895-96 1905-06 1915-16 1925-26 1935-36 1945-46 1955-56 1965-66 1975-76 1985-86 1995-96 2005-06 2015-16
1886-87 1896-97 1906-07 1916-17 1926-27 1936-37 1946-47 1956-57 1966-67 1976-77 1986-87 1996-97 2006-07
1887-88 1897-98 1907-08 1917-18 1927-28 1937-38 1947-48 1957-58 1967-68 1977-78 1987-88 1997-98 2007-08
1888-89 1898-99 1908-09 1918-19 1928-29 1938-39 1948-49 1958-59 1968-69 1978-79 1988-89 1998-99 2008-09
1889-90 1899-1900 1909-10 1919-20 1929-30 1939-40 1949-50 1959-60 1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2009-10
This section shows all of Arsenal's first team line-ups. This is the most comprehensive statistical record of Arsenal's first team ever. As well as competitive games, friendlies and wartime games are also included. I have performed a number of checks and believe that the records are 100% accurate. A very brash claim! If you find any errors I would be happy to hear from you. You can e-mail me at: goonerak@gmail.com.
I will update the current season on an irregular basis but will only update the players' appearances and goals at the end of the season.
I am currently adding senior friendly matches so bear with me as this is quite time consuming. The records of many early friendly matches have sadly been lost to time. Once complete, I will start on the reserves and youth teams.
Competitions are shown in different colours:
Black - Football League / FA Premiership (FL)
Red - FA Cup (FAC)
Blue - London FA Challenge Cup (LFACC) / Football League Cup (FLC)
Green - European Games: European Cup (EC) / Champions League (CL) / Cup-Winners' Cup (CWC) / Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (ICFC) / European Fairs Cup (EFC) /
UEFA Cup (UC)
Plum - London Senior Cup (LSC) / London Charity Cup (LCC) / Kent Senior Cup (KSC) / United League (UL) / Southern District Combination (SDC) / London League Premier Division (LLP) / Southern Floodlight Challenge Cup (SFCC)
Brown - FA Charity Shield (CS) / FA Community Shield (CS) / European Super Cup (ESC)
Pink - Friendlies (Fr) / Southern Professional Charity Cup (SPCC) / London PFA Charity Fund (LPFACF) / Kent Senior Shield (KSS)
Substitutes are shown thus:
Bold - First player substituted
Italics - Second player substituted
Bold Italics - Third player substituted
Underlined - Fourth player substituted
Bold Underlined - Fifth player substituted
Italics Underlined - Sixth player substituted
Bold Italics Underlined - Seventh player substituted
t - Eighth player substituted
n - Ninth player substituted
l - Tenth player substituted
- Eleventh player substituted
- Twelfth player substituted
- Thirteenth player substituted
Goals scored are shown in superscript 1 2 3.
Goalkeepers appearances show clean sheets in brackets (10) and goals conceded indicated with an asterisk 12*.
Where a goalkeeper was substituted, the goals conceded by each goalkeeper are shown followed by an asterisk 1*.
End of season appearances and goals scored/conceded do not include abandoned games.
Change history
15/09/2012 1887-88 - JM Bates changed to CW Bates (thanks go to Mark Andrews for this correction)
15/09/2012 1969-70 - 20/10/1970 date changed to 29/10/1970 (thanks to Paul Compton for the next 5 corrections)
15/09/2012 1947-48 - 01/01/1948 and 03/01/1948 Number 3 changed from Scott to Male for both games
15/09/2012 1893-94 - 11/11/1893 - Number 5 changed from Davie to Davis
15/09/2012 2008-09 - JR Hoyte's Charity Shield career appearances added
15/09/2012 1996-97 - Ian Selley's European Super Cup career appearances added
15/09/2012 1890-91 - 25/04/1891 added Offer as a substitute (Arsenal's first ever) who came on for Howat
15/09/2012 1900-01 - 04/03/1901 number 5 changed from Anderson to Dick
15/09/2012 1909-10 - 19/02/1910 - number 2 changed from McDonald to D.McDonald
15/09/2012 1994-95 - 17/04/1995 - Ian Wright's goals now include 1 penalty (thanks to Colm Cleary)
15/09/2012 1896-97 - 24/10/1896 - changed from away fixture to home fixture
15/09/2012 1971-72 - 02/05/1972 - date changed to 01/05/1972
15/09/2012 1929-30 - 29/11/1929 - reason for abandonment changed
15/09/2012 1970-71 - 22/07/1970 - friendly v Watford added
15/09/2012 1972-73 - 25/07/1972 - friendly v Watford added
15/09/2012 1944-45 - 12/05/1945 - match added (thanks to Mark Smith)
25/11/2012 1888-89 - 19/04/1889 - line-up added (thanks to Mark Andrews)
25/11/2012 1888-89 - 22/09/1888 - line-up added (thanks to Mark Andrews)
30/05/2013 1976-77 - 27/01/1977 - date changed to 22/01/1977
30/05/2013 1966-67 - 03/08/1966 - game added (thanks to Trefor Jones http://www.watfordfcarchive.com)
30/05/2013 1967-68 - 31/07/1967 - game added (thanks to Trefor Jones http://www.watfordfcarchive.com)
30/05/2013 1968-69 - 18/07/1968 - game added (thanks to Trefor Jones http://www.watfordfcarchive.com)
30/05/2013 1969-70 - 16/07/1969 - game added (thanks to Trefor Jones http://www.watfordfcarchive.com)
30/05/2013 1978-79 - 19/10/1978 - date changed to 18/10/1978
30/05/2013 1922-23 - 23/10/1922 - date changed to 11/10/1922
30/05/2013 1930-31 - ??/05/1931 - changed to 03/06/1931
30/05/2013 1930-31 - 22/05/1931 - game added
30/05/2013 1930-31 - 27/05/1931 - game added
30/05/2013 1930-31 - 29/05/1931 - game added
30/05/2013 1930-31 - 14/05/1931 - appearances added
30/05/2013 1930-31 - 03/06/1931 - Roberts appearance as substitute added
30/05/2013 1900-01 - 01/01/1901 - line-up added
30/05/2013 1929-30 - 19/09/1929 - Jones added
30/05/2013 1898-99 - 26/04/1899 - line-up added
30/05/2013 1968-69 - 08/05/1969 - score changed to 2-1 (thanks to Steve Bell)
30/05/2013 1958-59 - 01/12/1958 - testimonial details added (thanks to Steve Bell)
30/05/2013 1960-61 - 13/12/1960 - attendance added (thanks to Steve Bell)
30/05/2013 1965-66 - 03/05/1966 - testimonial details added (thanks to Steve Bell)
30/05/2013 1980-81 - 08/04/1981 - 2 goals moved from Stapleton to Sunderland (thanks to Matt Wood)
30/05/2013 1959-60 - 08/08/1959 - goals conceded by goalkeepers added
30/05/2013 1990-91 - 24/07/1990 - 2 goals added for Paul Merson
30/05/2013 1922-23 - 24/02/1923 - game moved to Reserve team records
30/05/2013 1912-13 - 16/10/1912 - Kent Senior Shield game added
30/05/2013 1922-23 - 16/10/1922 - game added
30/05/2013 1889-90 - 22/02/1890 - game changed from London Charity Cup to Friendly.
30/05/2013 1925-26 - 13/05/1926 - line up and goalscorers added
30/05/2013 1923-24 - 10/05/1924 - changed to 24/05/1924 and line-up added
30/05/2013 1923-24 - 26/05/1924 - line up and goalscorers added
30/05/2013 1927-28 - 20/05/1928 - line up added
30/05/2013 1927-28 - 22/05/1928 - rest of line up added
30/05/2013 1927-28 - 30/05/1928 - line up added
30/05/2013 1998-99 - 19/05/1999 - line up added (thanks to Matt Wood)
30/05/2013 1998-99 - 22/05/1999 - line up added (thanks to Matt Wood)
30/05/2013 1919-20 - 12/04/1920 - game added
06/06/2013 1889-90 - HS Robertson changed to HR Robertson
06/06/2013 1890-91 - 07/02/1891 - changed from Campbell to J.Campbell
06/01/2015 1993-94 - Squad numbers added
06/01/2015 Various seasons - League position after each game added
06/01/2015 Various seasons - Details of ground, manager, captain and boards / committees added
06/01/2015 1947-48 - 26/04/1948 - game added
06/01/2015 2000-01 - 02/12/2000 - goalscorer changed from Vieira to own goal (thanks to Jesper Povlsen)
06/01/2015 1908-09 - 09/04/1909 - Beney's goal changed to a penalty, Raybould added as a scorer
06/01/2015 1985-86 - 21/09/1985 Allinson was not substituted (thanks to Phill Dodd)
06/01/2015 1998-99 - More details added (thanks to Neil Morrisson)
16/08/2015 1992-93 - 17/10/1992 - First substituted player changed from Paul Merson to Ian Wright (thanks to Phill Dodd)
16/08/2015 1933-34 - 26/12/1933 - Half-time score changed to 1-0 (thanks to Phill Dodd)
16/08/2015 2014-15 - 01/10/2014 Welbeck credited with 3 goals (thanks to Phill Dodd)
16/08/2015 1889-90 - 05/10/1889 - Number 5 changed from Julian to Offer
16/08/2015 1972-73 - 27/05/1973 - Devonshire Colts country changed to Bermuda (thanks to Neil Morrison)
22/05/2016 2013-14 - 2013/11/26 changed from away fixture to home fixture (thanks to Robin Stone)
22/05/2016 1996-97 - 31/08/1996 - John Lukic testimonial game added (thanks to Gunflash)
22/05/2016 1966-67 - 27/07/1966 - game added (thanks to Shakey, and Chris Gray for the reminder)
1986-87 - 05/04/1987 - Michael Thomas added as second substitute (thanks to Ed Parlett)