Date Opponents V Comp H-T F-T Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Sub     1896-97 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 2 1896-97
1 01/09/1896 Rossendale   H Fr 3-0 4-0 3,000 Fairclough Powell Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock Haywood Boyd 1 Johnson 1 McAvoy 2   1   League FA Cup United Lge Friendlies League FA Cup United Lge Friendlies   Team P W D L F A Pts
1 05/09/1896 Manchester City   A FL 0-1 1-1 8,000 Fairclough Powell Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock Haywood 1 Boyd O'Brien McAvoy   1 Player Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls 1 Notts County 30 19 4 7 92 43 42
1 07/09/1896 Rushden   H UL 0-2 3-2 2,000 Leather Powell Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Farmer Haywood Johnson 1 O'Brien 2 McAvoy   1 JW Anderson 12   -   -   -   5   -   10   1   12   -   -   -   5   -   10   1   2 Newton Heath 30 17 5 8 56 34 39
2 10/09/1896 Millwall Athletic   A Fr 2-0 2-1 2,500 Fairclough Powell Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock Johnson Boyd 1 O'Brien 1 McAvoy   2 H Boyd 12   10   -   -   4   1   7   5   40   32   1   -   4   1   29   40   3 Grimsby Town 30 17 4 9 66 45 38
2 12/09/1896 Walsall   H FL 1-1 1-1 6,000 Fairclough Powell Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock Farmer Boyd 1 O'Brien McAvoy   2 PA Boylan 11   -   -   -   7   -   7   -   11   -   -   -   7   -   7   -   4 Small Heath 30 16 5 9 69 47 37
3 14/09/1896 Burton Wanderers   A FL 0-0 3-0 4,000 Fairclough Powell Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock 1 Meade Boyd 1 O'Brien 1 McAvoy   3 J Boyle (outfield) 13   2   3   2   4   -   7   -   57   7   5   2   4   -   58   10   5 Newcastle United 30 17 1 12 56 52 35
4 19/09/1896 Loughborough   H FL 1-0 2-0 8,000 Fairclough Powell Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock Haywood Boyd O'Brien 1 McAvoy 1   4 J Boyle (in goal) -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   4 (1) 8 * -   -   -   -   1 (0) 2 * 6 Manchester City 30 12 8 10 58 50 32
5 26/09/1896 Notts County   H FL 2-2 2-3 9,000 Leather Powell Sinclair Shrewsbury Boylan Davis Brock Haywood Meade 1 O'Brien McAvoy 1   5 JS Brock 29   11   2   -   12   4   17   2   29   11   2   -   12   4   17   2   7 Gainsborough Town 30 12 7 11 50 47 31
2 03/10/1896 Luton Town   H UL 1-1 2-2 8,000 Fairclough Powell Sinclair Shrewsbury Boylan Davis Brock Haywood Meade 2 O'Brien McAvoy   2 Brodie -   -   -   -   1   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   1   -   8 Blackpool 30 13 5 12 59 56 31
3 10/10/1896 Millwall Athletic   H Fr 0-3 1-5 13,000 Fairclough Powell Scott Crawford Sinclair Davis Brock Haywood Boyd O'Brien McAvoy 1   3 G Buist 6   -   -   -   4   -   5   -   6   -   -   -   4   -   5   -   9 Leicester Fosse 30 13 4 13 59 57 30
3 05/10/1896 Rushden   A UL 2-2 3-5 1,500 Fairclough Powell Sinclair Shrewsbury Boylan Davis Brock 2 Haywood 1 Meade O'Brien McAvoy   3 A Caie 8   4   -   -   4   2   9   5   8   4   -   -   4   2   9   5   10 Woolwich Arsenal 30 13 4 13 68 70 30
6 12/10/1896 Burton Wanderers   H FL 1-0 3-0 700 Fairclough Powell Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock Meade Boyd 2 Haywood 1 Russell   6 J Caldwell 15   1   -   -   4   -   7   1   74   2   2   -   4   -   63   4   11 Darwen 30 14 0 16 67 61 28
7 17/10/1896 Walsall   A FL 0-5 3-5 4,000 Fairclough Powell Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock Meade 1 Boyd 1p Haywood 1 Russell   7 G Carver 1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   12 Walsall 30 11 4 15 54 69 26
4 19/10/1896 Wellingborough   H UL 0-1 2-1 1,500 Fairclough Buist Sinclair Crawford Boylan Kington Brock Haywood Johnson O'Brien 1 Russell 1   4 H Cassidy 1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   13 Loughborough 30 12 1 17 50 64 25
8 24/10/1896 Gainsborough Trinity   H FL 3-0 6-1 5,500 Fairclough Buist Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock 2 Haywood 1 Boyd 2 O'Brien Russell 1   8 G Crawford 26   2   2   -   11   -   17   1   103   13   12   2   11   -   167   68   14 Burton Swifts 30 9 6 15 46 61 24
4 26/10/1896 Luton Town   A Fr 1-2 1-3 2,500 Fairclough Buist Sinclair Crawford Boylan Boyle Brock Jones Boyd 1 Russell McAvoy   4 FW Davis 20   -   2   -   8   -   10   -   96   4   9   1   8   -   85   3   15 Burton Wanderers 30 9 2 19 31 67 20
5 31/10/1896 Clyde   H Fr 2-2 2-3 4,000 Fairclough Ferguson Sinclair Crawford Steel Davis Brodie Haywood 1 Boyd 1 O'Brien Russell   5 H Duff -   -   1   1   1   -   -   -   -   -   1   1   1   -   1   -   16 Lincoln City 30 5 2 23 27 85 12
5 02/11/1896 Kettering   H UL 0-0 1-1 1,000 Fairclough Buist Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock McAvoy 1 Boyd O'Brien Duff   5 W Fairclough 17 (5) 31 * 1 (1) 0 * 9 (1) 17 * 9 (2) 21 * 26 (8) 40 * 1 (1) 0 * 9 (1) 17 * 25 (7) 38 *
9 07/11/1896 Notts County   A FL 3-5 4-7 3,000 Fairclough Buist Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock 1 Haywood 1 Boyd 1 O'Brien 1 Russell   9 GA Farmer 1   -   1   1   1   -   -   -   1   -   1   1   1   -   -   -   UNITED LEAGUE 1896-97
6 09/11/1896 Tottenham Hotspur   H UL 1-1 2-1 2,000 Fairclough Buist Sinclair Crawford Steel Davis Brodie Haywood Boyd McAvoy Russell 2   6 Ferguson -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -     Team P W D L F A Pts
10 14/11/1896 Small Heath   A FL 1-4 2-5 3,000 Fairclough Powell Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis Brock 1 McAvoy 1 Boyd O'Brien Russell   10 E Harding -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   1 Millwall Athletic 14 11 1 2 43 22 23
6 21/11/1896 Millwall Athletic   A Fr 2-0 2-2 9,000 Talbot Powell Sinclair Crawford Boyle Davis Brock Haywood Boyd 1p O'Brien Russell 1   6 A Haywood 26   11   2   2   13   5   15   9   35   15   2   2   13   5   27   20   2 Luton Town 14 10 1 3 52 16 21
7 23/11/1896 Kettering   A UL 0-0 1-0 2,000 Fairclough Powell Buist Shrewsbury Boyle Boylan Brock Haywood Boyd 1 McAvoy Russell   7 J Heath -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   10   5   2   2   -   -   12   11   3 Woolwich Arsenal 14 6 3 5 28 34 15
11 28/11/1896 Grimsby Town   H FL 1-1 4-2 6,500 Leather Buist Sinclair Crawford Boyle Davis Brock 1 Haywood Boyd 1p O'Brien 2 McFarlane   11 F Hogben -   -   -   -   -   -   2   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   2   -   4 Loughborough 14 6 1 7 29 31 13
8 30/11/1896 Wellingborough   A UL 1-1 1-4 2,000 Talbot Boyd Sinclair Crawford Boyle Boylan Brock Haywood McAvoy O'Brien McFarlane 1   8 James -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   5 Rushden 14 6 1 7 25 42 13
12 05/12/1896 Lincoln City   A FL 2-1 3-2 2,000 Talbot Buist Sinclair Crawford Boyle Davis Brock Haywood Boyd 1 O'Brien 2 McFarlane   12 Jenkins -   -   -   -   -   -   1 (0) 1 * -   -   -   -   -   -   1 (0) 1 * 6 Kettering Town 14 4 4 6 23 24 12
7 07/12/1896 Aston Villa   H Fr 0-3 1-3 6,000 Talbot Buist Sinclair Crawford Boyle Boylan Brock Haywood 1 Boyd O'Brien Russell Shrewsbury 7 FJ Johnson -   -   -   -   2   1   2   1   -   -   -   -   2   1   6   2   7 Wellingborough 14 3 3 8 17 39 9
13 12/12/1896 Loughborough   A FL 0-4 0-8 500 Talbot Buist Carver Crawford Boylan Davis Brock Haywood Boyd O'Brien Russell   13 Jones -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   8 Tottenham Hotspur 14 1 4 9 25 34 6
4Q 12/12/1896 Leyton   H FAC 1-0 5-0 3,000 Fairclough Harding Wilson Shrewsbury Boyle Kington Farmer 1 McAvoy 2 Meade 1 Heath Duff 1   4Q ET Kane 1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
14 19/12/1896 Blackpool   H FL 1-1 4-2 6,000 Talbot Whitfield Caldwell Sinclair Boyle Davis Brock Crawford 2 Haywood 2 O'Brien Russell   14 E Kington -   -   1   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   1   -   -   -  
15 25/12/1896 Lincoln City   H FL 2-1 6-2 9,000 Talbot Caldwell Sinclair Crawford Boyle 1 Davis Brock Meade 2 Haywood O'Brien 2 Russell 1   15 J Leather 8 (0) 21 * 2 (1) 4 * 4 (0) 13 * 4 (2) 2 * 8 (0) 21 * 2 (1) 4 * 4 (0) 13 * 4 (2) 2 *
16 26/12/1896 Gainsborough Trinity   A FL 0-2 1-4 3,000 Talbot Caldwell Sinclair Crawford Boyle Davis Brock 1 McAvoy Haywood O'Brien Russell   16 F McAvoy 18   4   1   2   12   1   16   9   30   5   2   2   12   1   32   20  
17 01/01/1897 Darwen   A FL 1-2 1-4 5,000 Leather Whitfield Caldwell Crawford Anderson Boyle Brock Haywood McAvoy O'Brien Russell 1   17 A McFarlane 5   -   -   -   2   1   6   2   5   -   -   -   2   1   6   2  
5Q 02/01/1897 Chatham   H FAC 2-0 4-0 4,500 Leather Shrewsbury Sinclair Crawford Boyle 1 Davis Brock Haywood 2 Meade 1 O'Brien Russell   5Q TG Meade 8   4   3   2   3   3   1   2   11   5   3   2   3   3   5   7  
18 04/01/1897 Blackpool   A FL 1-1 1-1 1,000 Leather Shrewsbury Sinclair McAvoy Boyle Davis Brock 1 Haywood Meade O'Brien Russell   18 A Milligan -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -  
9 09/01/1897 Loughborough   H UL 3-2 5-3 2,500 Leather Shrewsbury Sinclair Crawford Boyle Davis Brock Haywood 2 Meade 1 O'Brien Russell 2   9 P O'Brien 26   14   2   1   12   5   15   7   63   27   4   2   12   5   68   44  
Sp 16/01/1897 Millwall Athletic   A FAC 2-3 2-4 14,000 Leather Shrewsbury Sinclair Crawford Boyle 1 Davis Brock Haywood Meade O'Brien 1 Russell   Sp J Powell 8   -   -   -   4   -   4   -   86   1   6   1   4   -   104   4  
19 23/01/1897 Newcastle United   A FL 0-2 0-2 6,000 Leather Caldwell Sinclair Crawford Anderson Boyle Brock McAvoy Meade O'Brien Russell   19 J Russell 23   4   2   -   9   5   16   11   23   4   2   -   9   5   16   11  
8 30/01/1897 Ilkeston Town   H Fr 4-0 7-0 2,000 Leather Caldwell Sinclair Crawford Anderson 1 Boyle Brock McAvoy 3 Meade 2(1p) O'Brien 1 Russell   8 Sautell -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -  
9 08/02/1897 Luton Town   H Fr 2-1 5-1 2,000 Talbot Caldwell Sinclair Crawford Anderson Boyle Brock 1 Haywood 1 McAvoy O'Brien 1 Russell 2   9 A Scott -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -  
20 13/02/1897 Leicester Fosse   A FL 2-1 3-6 6,000 Leather Sinclair Caldwell Crawford Anderson Davis Brock Meade Haywood 1 O'Brien 2 Russell   20 TP Shrewsbury 2   -   3   -   4   -   1 +1 -   2   -   3   -   4   -   1 +1 -  
10 15/02/1897 Glasgow Celtic (Scotland)   H Fr 3-1 4-5 2,000 Talbot Whittle Sinclair Crawford Boyle McAvoy Brock Haywood Caie 1 O'Brien Russell 3   10 F Sinclair 26   -   2   -   11   -   17   -   26   -   2   -   11   -   17   -  
21 20/02/1897 Burton Swifts   H FL 1-0 3-0 5,000 Fairclough Anderson Caldwell Crawford Boyle Davis Brock Haywood 2(1p) Caie 1 O'Brien Russell   21 Steel -   -   -   -   1   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   1   -  
10 25/02/1897 Tottenham Hotspur   A UL 1-1 2-2 2,000 Fairclough Anderson Caldwell McAvoy Crawford Davis Brock 1 Haywood 1 Caie O'Brien Russell   10 A Talbot 5 (0) 18 * -   -   1 (0) 4 * 6 (1) 15 * 5 (0) 18 * -   -   1 (0) 4 * 6 (1) 15 *
11 27/02/1897 Millwall Athletic   H UL 3-0 3-1 15,000 Fairclough Anderson Caldwell McAvoy Crawford Davis Brock 1 Haywood Caie O'Brien 2 Russell   11 J Whitfield 2   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   2   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
11 01/03/1897 Reading   H Fr 4-0 6-2 1,400 Fairclough Anderson Sinclair Crawford McAvoy Davis Brock Haywood 2 Caie 1 O'Brien 1 Russell 2   11 Whittle -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -  
12 06/03/1897 Casuals   A Fr 1-2 3-5 7,000 Fairclough Anderson Caldwell Crawford McAvoy Davis Brock Haywood Caie 1 O'Brien 1 Russell 1   12 J Wilson -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -  
13 10/03/1897 Reading   A Fr 0-0 2-0 1,000 Leather Shrewsbury Caldwell McAvoy Anderson Davis Brock 1 Haywood Caie O'Brien McFarlane 1   13 Own Goals -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   3   -   1   -   -   -   14  
22 13/03/1897 Burton Swifts   A FL 2-0 2-1 1,000 Leather Caldwell Sinclair Crawford Anderson McAvoy Brock Haywood Caie 2 O'Brien Russell   22
14 15/03/1897 Southampton St. Mary's   H Fr 1-1 2-1 1,000 Leather Sinclair Caldwell 1 Crawford Anderson McAvoy Brock MacFarlane 1 Caie O'Brien Russell   14
12 20/03/1897 Luton Town   A UL 0-4 2-5 3,000 Leather Sinclair Caldwell Crawford Anderson McAvoy Brock Haywood 1 Caie 1 O'Brien Russell   12
23 22/03/1897 Newton Heath   A FL 1-1 1-1 3,000 Fairclough Sinclair Caldwell Crawford Boyle Anderson Brock 1 Haywood Caie McAvoy Russell   23
15 27/03/1897 Nottingham Forest   H Fr 0-0 1-0 6,000 Fairclough Sinclair James Crawford Sautell Anderson Brock Haywood 1 Caie MacFarlane Russell   15
24 29/03/1897 Small Heath   H FL 2-1 2-3 2,500 Fairclough Sinclair Caldwell Crawford Boyle Anderson Brock Haywood 1 McAvoy 1 McFarlane Russell   24
16 30/03/1897 Kent Association   A Fr 2-0 3-0 2,500 Talbot Buist Caldwell Sinclair Anderson Hogben Brock Haywood 1 McAvoy 1 Boylan Russell 1   16
25 03/04/1897 Newton Heath   H FL 0-1 0-2 6,000 Fairclough Sinclair Caldwell Crawford Anderson McAvoy Brock Haywood Caie O'Brien Russell   25
13 07/04/1897 Loughborough   A UL 0-2 0-4 1,000 Fairclough Sinclair Caldwell Crawford Anderson McAvoy Brock McFarlane Haywood O'Brien Russell   13
26 08/04/1897 Grimsby Town OG A FL 1-2 1-3 1,000 Fairclough Sinclair Caldwell Crawford Anderson McAvoy Brock McFarlane Haywood O'Brien Russell   26
17 10/04/1897 Reserves   H Fr 0-1 1-2 1,000 Fairclough Sinclair Caldwell Crawford Anderson McAvoy Brock Boylan Haywood 1 MacFarlane Russell   17
27 16/04/1897 Newcastle United   H FL 3-0 5-1 7,000 Fairclough Cassidy Caldwell 1 Anderson Boyle 1 McAvoy Brock 1 Haywood Caie O'Brien 2 Russell   27
28 17/04/1897 Leicester Fosse   H FL 2-0 2-1 5,000 Fairclough Sinclair Caldwell Crawford Anderson McAvoy Brock 1 Haywood Caie 1 O'Brien Russell   28
29 19/04/1897 Darwen   H FL 0-0 1-0 8,000 Fairclough Sinclair Caldwell Anderson Kane McAvoy Brock Haywood Caie O'Brien 1 Russell   29
18 20/04/1897 Norfolk County   A Fr 2-3 3-4 3,000 Talbot Sinclair Anderson Davis Crawford 1 McAvoy 1 Brock Haywood Caie O'Brien Russell 1   18
14 24/04/1897 Millwall Athletic   A UL 1-2 1-3 8,000 Leather Sinclair Anderson Crawford Boyle McAvoy Brock Haywood Caie 1 O'Brien Russell   14
19 26/04/1897 Sheffield United   H Fr 0-0 1-1 1,000 Leather Buist Milligan Hogben Boyle McAvoy MacFarlane Haywood 1 Caie O'Brien Russell   19
30 28/04/1897 Manchester City   H FL 1-1 1-2 2,000 Leather Buist Sinclair Crawford Boyle Davis McFarlane Haywood Caie O'Brien Russell 1   30
20 29/04/1897 Southampton St. Mary's   A Fr 1-0 5-1   Jenkins Buist Sinclair Crawford Boylan Davis MacFarlane McAvoy 1 Caie 2 O'Brien 2 Russell   20
Home ground - Manor Ground.