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 2016-17
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 2017-18
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 2018-19
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 2019-20
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) / Europa League (EL)
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
6 - Fourteenth player substituted
The minute in which the substition was made is shown in brackets after the name of the substitute.
The captain at the start of the game is indicated by (this is a work in progress)
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.
The column headed US is the number of times a player was an unused substitute (career totals is a work in progress)
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
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)
1906-07 - 12/09/1906 - confirmed that T.Lee played.
1971-72 - 15/09/1971 - added correct venue.
1916-17 - E Silto changed to WA Silto
1972-73 - Toronto Select changed to Canada Selects
1901-02 - 26/04/1902 - venue corrected (thanks to Adrian Tripp)
1887-88 - 03/12/1887 - Fixture changed from Grange Park (H) to Nondescripts (A) and score added.
1919-20 - 11/02/1920 - Scorer changed from Graham to White