Date Opponents V Comp H-T F-T Pos Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Sub 1 Sub 2     1952-53 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 1952-53
1 23/08/1952 Aston Villa   A FL 1-1 2-1 6 50,930 Swindin Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel Mercer Forbes Oakes 1 Goring Lishman 1 Roper     1   League FA Cup Friendlies League FA Cup Charity Shield Friendlies   Team P W D L F A Pts
2 27/08/1952 Manchester United   H FL 1-0 2-1 3 58,831 Swindin Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel Mercer F.Cox 1 Oakes Goring 1 Lishman Roper     2 Player Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls 1 Arsenal 42 21 12 9 97 64 54
3 30/08/1952 Sunderland   H FL 0-2 1-2 6 57,873 Swindin Chenhall Wade Shaw Daniel Mercer F.Cox Goring Holton Lishman 1 Roper     3 DL Bowen 2   -   -   -   1 +2 -   17   -   -   -   -   -   14 +2 -   2 Preston North End 42 21 12 9 85 60 54
4 03/09/1952 Manchester United   A FL 0-0 0-0 6 37,367 Swindin Chenhall Wade Shaw Daniel Bowen F.Cox Goring Holton Lishman Roper     4 JC Chenhall 13   -   -   -   5   -   16   -   -   -   -   -   11   -   3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 19 13 10 86 63 51
5 06/09/1952 Wolverhampton Wanderers   A FL 0-1 1-1 6 43,371 Swindin Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel Mercer F.Cox Goring Holton Lishman Roper 1     5 LH Compton -   -   -   -   1   -   253   5   17   1   3   -   43 +1 2   4 West Bromwich Albion 42 21 8 13 66 60 50
6 10/09/1952 Portsmouth   H FL 1-0 3-1 3 40,743 Swindin Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton 1 Logie Goring 1 Shaw Roper 1     6 FJA Cox 9   1   -   -   3   -   79   9   15   7   -   -   11 +3 -   5 Charlton Athletic 42 19 11 12 77 63 49
7 13/09/1952 Charlton Athletic   H FL 0-2 3-4 9 61,102 Swindin Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel 1 Mercer Milton 1 Logie Goring 1 Shaw Roper     7 WR Daniel 41   5   4   -   4   -   87   5   12   -   -   -   24   -   6 Burnley 42 18 12 12 67 52 48
8 17/09/1952 Portsmouth   A FL 2-0 2-2 7 37,256 Platt Chenhall L.Smith Shaw Daniel Bowen Milton Forbes Holton 2 Goring Roper     8 W Dodgin 1   -   -   -   2   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   2   -   7 Blackpool 42 19 9 14 71 70 47
9 20/09/1952 Tottenham Hotspur   A FL 1-0 3-1 7 69,220 Platt Chenhall L.Smith Shaw Daniel Forbes Milton 1 Logie 1 Goring 1 Lishman Roper     9 DJ Evans -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   8 Manchester United 42 18 10 14 69 72 46
10 27/09/1952 Derby County   A FL 0-0 0-2 7 24,582 Platt Chenhall Wade Shaw Daniel Forbes Milton Logie Goring Lishman Roper     10 AR Forbes 33   1   4   -   7   -   162   15   20   -   -   -   39 +1 4   9 Sunderland 42 15 13 14 68 82 43
1 29/09/1952 All Stars   A Fr 1-2 2-4 - 12,000 Platt Chenhall Wade Shaw Compton Forbes F.Cox Logie 1p Goring Lishman 1 Roper     1 H Goring 29   10   -   -   5   -   108   50   13   2   -   -   21 +3 14   10 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 11 16 78 69 41
2 01/10/1952 Racing Club de Paris (France)   A Fr 0-2 0-2 -   Kelsey Chenhall Wade Mercer Daniel Forbes Milton Logie Goring Lishman Roper Shaw Lewis 2 CC Holton 21   19   4   3   4   2   59   41   5   3   -   -   10   6   11 Aston Villa 42 14 13 15 63 61 41
11 04/10/1952 Blackpool   H FL 2-1 3-1 5 66,682 Kelsey Chenhall Wade Shaw Daniel Forbes Milton Logie 1 Goring Lishman Roper 2     11 AJ Kelsey 25 (2) 41 * 4 (2) 4 * 4 (0) 11 * 29 (2) 51 * 4 (2) 4 * -   -   6 (0) 16 * 12 Cardiff City 42 14 12 16 54 46 40
12 11/10/1952 Sheffield Wednesday   H FL 0-1 2-2 6 55,678 Kelsey Chenhall Wade Shaw Daniel Forbes Milton Logie 1 Goring Lishman Roper 1     12 R Lewis -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   154   103   21   13   1   2   31 +8 33   13 Middlesbrough 42 14 11 17 70 77 39
3 22/10/1952 Hibernian (Scotland)   H Fr 2-0 7-1 - 55,001 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton Logie Goring Lishman 2 Roper 5     3 DJ Lishman 39   22   4   3   6   4   140   83   13   10   -   -   33 +4 29   14 Bolton Wanderers 42 15 9 18 61 69 39
13 25/10/1952 Newcastle United   H FL 1-0 3-0 5 63,744 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton Logie Goring Lishman 1 Roper 2     13 JT Logie 32   10   4   3   5   1   248   57   28   6   1   -   42   9   15 Portsmouth 42 14 10 18 74 83 38
14 01/11/1952 West Bromwich Albion   A FL 0-1 0-2 7 42,911 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton Logie Goring Lishman Roper     14 RJ Marden 8   4   -   -   3   -   26   8   -   -   -   -   10 +2 2   16 Newcastle United 42 14 9 19 59 70 37
15 08/11/1952 Middlesbrough   H FL 2-1 2-1 7 49,564 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel Forbes Milton 1 Logie Holton 1 Lishman Roper     15 J Mercer 28   2   3   -   3   -   228   2   26   -   1   -   19   4   17 Liverpool 42 14 8 20 61 82 36
16 15/11/1952 Liverpool   A FL 1-1 5-1 4 45,010 Kelsey Chenhall Wade Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton Logie Holton 3 Lishman Marden 2     16 CA Milton 25   7   4   1   2   -   46   12   5   2   -   -   6   4   18 Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 11 19 62 72 35
17 22/11/1952 Manchester City   H FL 1-1 3-1 3 39,161 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton Logie 2 Holton Lishman 1 Roper     17 DJ Oakes 2   1   -   -   1   -   2   1   -   -   -   -   1   -   19 Chelsea 42 12 11 19 56 66 35
18 29/11/1952 Stoke City   A FL 0-1 1-1 3 24,033 Kelsey Chenhall Wade Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton Logie Holton 1 Lishman Roper     18 EH Platt 3 (0) 5 * -   -   1 (0) 4 * 53 (13) 70 * 4 (1) 4 * -   -   8 +3 (3) 14 * 20 Manchester City 42 14 7 21 72 87 35
19 13/12/1952 Burnley   A FL 1-1 1-1 4 32,840 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton 1 Logie Holton Lishman Roper     19 DGB Roper 41   14   4   2   6   5   203   52   19   5   1   -   44 +3 28   21 Stoke City 42 12 10 20 53 66 34
20 20/12/1952 Aston Villa   H FL 2-0 3-1 3 32,064 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel Mercer Milton Logie Holton 1 Lishman 1 Roper 1     20 A Shaw 25   -   1   -   3 +1 -   54   -   4   -   -   -   14 +5 -   22 Derby County 42 11 10 21 59 74 32
21 25/12/1952 Bolton Wanderers   A FL 2-1 6-4 2 47,344 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel 1 Mercer Milton 1 Logie 1 Holton 2 Lishman Roper 1     21 L Smith 31   -   4   -   2   -   155   -   17   -   1   -   25   -  
22 03/01/1953 Sunderland   A FL 1-2 1-3 6 54,912 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton Logie Holton Lishman 1 Roper     22 GH Swindin 14 (3) 18 * -   -   2 (0) 2 * 269 (84) 320 * 23 (11) 20 * 3 (0) 6 * 49 (10) 69 *
3 10/01/1953 Doncaster Rovers   H FAC 2-0 4-0 - 57,443 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel Forbes Milton Logie 1 Holton 1 Lishman 1 Roper 1     3 JS Wade 40   -   4   -   7   -   54   -   6   -   -   -   19 +1 -  
23 17/01/1953 Wolverhampton Wanderers   H FL 4-1 5-3 4 58,983 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel 1 Shaw Milton 1 Logie 1 Holton Lishman 2 Roper     23 Own Goals -   1   -   1   -   -   -   41   -   9   -   -   -   21  
24 24/01/1953 Charlton Athletic   A FL 1-1 2-2 5 66,426 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton Logie Holton Lishman 1 Roper 1     24
4 31/01/1953 Bury OG H FAC 4-1 6-2 - 45,071 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton 1 Logie 1 Holton 1 Lishman 1 Roper 1     4
25 07/02/1953 Tottenham Hotspur   H FL 1-0 4-0 4 69,051 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton Logie 1 Holton 2 Lishman 1 Roper     25
5 14/02/1953 Burnley   A FAC 0-0 2-0 - 52,122 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton Logie Holton 1 Lishman 1 Roper     5
26 18/02/1953 Derby County   H FL 3-1 6-2 2 32,681 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel 2 Shaw Milton Goring Holton 2 Lishman 2 Roper     26
27 21/02/1953 Blackpool   A FL 0-2 2-3 5 30,034 Kelsey Wade Chenhall Forbes Daniel Mercer 1 Milton Goring 1 Holton Lishman Roper     27
6 28/02/1953 Blackpool   H FAC 0-0 1-2 - 69,158 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Milton Logie 1 Holton Lishman Roper     6
28 02/03/1953 Sheffield Wednesday   A FL 2-0 4-1 5 30,452 Kelsey Wade Chenhall Shaw Daniel Mercer F.Cox Goring Holton 4 Lishman Roper     28
29 07/03/1953 Cardiff City   H FL 0-1 0-1 5 59,580 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel Mercer F.Cox Logie Holton Lishman Roper     29
30 14/03/1953 Newcastle United   A FL 1-0 2-2 5 51,560 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel Mercer Milton Logie Goring Lishman 2 Roper     30
31 19/03/1953 Preston North End   H FL 0-0 1-1 5 33,697 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer 1 Milton Logie Goring Lishman Roper     31
32 21/03/1953 West Bromwich Albion   H FL 2-1 2-2 6 50,078 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel Forbes F.Cox Logie Holton 1 Lishman Roper 1     32
33 28/03/1953 Middlesbrough   A FL 0-0 0-2 6 25,911 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer F.Cox Goring Holton Lishman Roper     33
34 03/04/1953 Chelsea   A FL 1-1 1-1 6 72,614 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel Forbes F.Cox Logie Goring 1 Lishman Roper     34
35 04/04/1953 Liverpool OG H FL 2-0 5-3 4 39,564 Kelsey Wade L.Smith Shaw Daniel Forbes Milton Logie Goring 1 Lishman 1 Roper 2     35
36 06/04/1953 Chelsea   H FL 1-0 2-0 3 40,536 Swindin Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Roper Logie Goring Lishman 1 Marden 1     36
37 11/04/1953 Manchester City   A FL 2-1 4-2 3 53,418 Swindin Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Mercer Roper 1 Logie 1 Goring 2 Lishman Marden     37
38 15/04/1953 Bolton Wanderers   H FL 1-1 4-1 1 35,006 Swindin Wade Chenhall Forbes Dodgin Mercer Roper Logie Goring 1 Lishman 2 Marden 1     38
39 18/04/1953 Stoke City   H FL 2-0 3-1 1 47,376 Swindin Wade Chenhall Forbes Daniel Mercer Roper Logie Goring Lishman 3 Marden     39
40 22/04/1953 Cardiff City   A FL 0-0 0-0 1 57,893 Swindin Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Shaw Roper Logie Goring Lishman Marden     40
41 25/04/1953 Preston North End   A FL 0-1 0-2 1 39,537 Swindin Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Shaw Roper Logie Goring Lishman Marden     41
42 01/05/1953 Burnley   H FL 3-1 3-2 1 51,586 Swindin Wade L.Smith Forbes 1 Daniel Mercer Roper Logie 1 Goring Lishman 1 Marden     42
4 04/05/1953 Tottenham Hotspur   H Fr 0-1 0-2 -   Kelsey Wade Chenhall Forbes Daniel Bowen F.Cox Oakes Holton Goring Marden     4
5 11/05/1953 Glasgow Celtic (Scotland)   N Fr 0-1 0-1 - 58,000 Swindin Wade Chenhall Forbes Dodgin Mercer Roper Goring Holton Lishman Marden     5
6 24/05/1953 Rapid Vienna   N Fr 0-2 1-6 -   Kelsey Wade L.Smith Forbes Daniel Shaw Roper Logie Holton Lishman 1 Marden Bowen   6
7 27/05/1953 Grasshoppers   A Fr   2-1 -   Swindin Wade Chenhall Forbes Dodgin Shaw F.Cox Logie Holton 2 Lishman Roper Evans Bowen 7
29/9/1952 - Alex Wilson Benefit Match, played at Brighton. 04/05/1953 - Lord Mayor Of Londonís National Flood Disaster Fund. 11/05/1953 - Coronation Cup. Played at Hampden Park, Glasgow. 24/05/1953 played at Bruges.
Home ground - Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Manager - Tom Whittaker.
Directors -Bracewell Smith (Chairman), Alfred Bone, Jimmy Joyce, Denis Hill-Wood, Guy Smith (From March / April), Tom Whittaker (Secretary), Bob Wall (Assistant Secretary).
Captain - Joe Mercer.
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