Date Opponents V Comp H-T F-T Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Sub 1     1955-56 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 1955-56
1 20/08/1955 Blackpool   A FL 1-1 1-3 30,928 Kelsey Barnes Evans Goring Dickson Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Holton Lishman Bloomfield   1   League FA Cup Friendlies League FA Cup Charity Shield Friendlies   Team P W D L F A Pts
2 23/08/1955 Cardiff City   H FL 2-0 3-1 31,352 Kelsey Barnes Evans Goring Fotheringham Bowen Clapton Tapscott Lawton 3 Lishman Bloomfield   2 Player Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls 1 Manchester United 42 25 10 7 83 51 60
3 27/08/1955 Chelsea   H FL 0-1 1-1 55,011 Kelsey Barnes Evans Goring Fotheringham Bowen Clapton Tapscott Lawton 1 Lishman Roper   3 W Barnes (on field) 8   -   -   -   -   -   267   11   25   1   2   -   44   1   2 Blackpool 42 20 9 13 86 62 49
4 31/08/1955 Manchester City   A FL 1-1 2-2 36,955 Kelsey Barnes Evans Goring Fotheringham Bowen Clapton Tapscott Lawton 1 Lishman Roper 1   4 W Barnes (in goal) -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1 (1) 0 * 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 20 9 13 89 65 49
5 03/09/1955 Bolton Wanderers   A FL 1-1 1-4 22,690 Kelsey Barnes Evans Goring Fotheringham Bowen Clapton Herd Lawton 1 Lishman Tapscott   5 JH Bloomfield 32   3   5   1   3 +1 1   51   7   5   1   -   -   12 +1 3   4 Manchester City 42 18 10 14 82 69 46
6 06/09/1955 Manchester City   H FL 0-0 0-0 30,864 Kelsey Barnes Evans Goring Fotheringham Bowen Clapton Tapscott Lawton Roper Bloomfield   6 DL Bowen 22   -   2   -   1   -   70   -   4   -   -   -   23 +2 1   5 Arsenal 42 18 10 14 60 61 46
7 10/09/1955 Tottenham Hotspur   A FL 1-1 1-3 51,029 Kelsey Barnes Evans Goring Fotheringham Bowen Clapton Tapscott Lawton Roper 1 J.Walsh   7 S Charlton 19   -   5   2   2   -   19   -   5   2   -   -   2   -   6 Birmingham City 42 18 9 15 75 57 45
1 13/09/1955 England Amateur XI   H Fr 1-0 2-1 4,420 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Herd Holton Roper 1 Flanagan 1   1 DR Clapton 39   2   4   -   6   -   55   2   4   -   -   -   14   -   7 Burnley 42 18 8 16 64 54 44
8 17/09/1955 Portsmouth   H FL 1-0 1-3 48,816 Kelsey Barnes Evans Goring Fotheringham Bowen Clapton Tapscott Lawton Lishman 1 Roper   8 W Dickson 1   -   -   -   -   -   29   1   2   -   -   -   8   -   8 Bolton Wanderers 42 18 7 17 71 58 43
2 20/09/1955 Clyde   H Fr 1-0 1-2 16,241 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Dodgin Holton Clapton Herd Roper Lishman Flanagan 1 Wilkinson 2 W Dodgin 15   -   3   -   5   -   58   -   5   -   1   -   18   -   9 Sunderland 42 17 9 16 80 95 43
9 24/09/1955 Sunderland   A FL 1-2 1-3 55,397 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Bowen Tiddy Roper Lawton Lishman 1 Nutt   9 E Doughty -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   10 Luton Town 42 17 8 17 66 64 42
10 01/10/1955 Aston Villa   H FL 0-0 1-0 43,824 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Holton Bowen Tiddy Bloomfield Roper Lishman Nutt 1   10 DJ Evans 42   -   5   -   7   -   73   -   7   -   -   -   16 +1 1   11 Newcastle United 42 17 7 18 85 70 41
3 04/10/1955 Brentford   A Fr 3-1 3-2 11,300 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Dodgin Doughty Tiddy Bloomfield Roper 2 Tapscott Nutt 1   3 D Flanagan -   -   -   -   2   2   -   -   -   -   -   -   2   2   12 Portsmouth 42 16 9 17 78 85 41
11 08/10/1955 Everton   A FL 1-1 1-1 47,794 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Tiddy Bloomfield Roper Lishman 1 Nutt   11 AR Forbes 5   -   -   -   2   -   217   20   22   -   1   -   59 +1 8   13 West Bromwich Albion 42 18 5 19 58 70 41
12 15/10/1955 Newcastle United   H FL 1-0 1-0 46,093 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Tiddy Bloomfield Roper 1 Lishman Clapton   12 JG Fotheringham 25   -   2   -   2   -   52   -   4   -   -   -   9   -   14 Charlton Athletic 42 17 6 19 75 81 40
13 22/10/1955 Luton Town   A FL 0-0 0-0 23,997 Sullivan Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Bloomfield Roper Lishman Tiddy   13 H Goring 37   -   5   -   7   -   195   51   20   2   -   -   41 +3 15   15 Everton 42 15 10 17 55 69 40
14 29/10/1955 Charlton Athletic   H FL 1-1 2-4 47,038 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton 1 Bloomfield Roper Lishman 1 Tiddy   14 VG Groves 15   8   5   4   1   1   15   8   5   4   -   -   1   1   16 Chelsea 42 14 11 17 64 77 39
15 05/11/1955 Manchester United   A FL 0-0 1-1 41,586 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott Roper Lishman 1 Tiddy   15 J Haverty 8   2   -   -   2   -   14   2   1   -   -   -   2   -   17 Cardiff City 42 15 9 18 55 69 39
4 07/11/1955 Leeds United   A Fr 2-0 3-0 19,000 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott 2 Roper Lishman 1 Tiddy   4 DG Herd 5   2   -   -   3   1   8   3   -   -   -   -   5   3   18 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 7 20 61 71 37
16 12/11/1955 Sheffield United   H FL 1-1 2-1 46,647 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Roper 1 Groves 1 Lishman Tiddy   16 CC Holton 31   8   3   -   6   2   130   66   11   4   1   -   27 +2 24   19 Preston North End 42 14 8 20 73 72 36
17 19/11/1955 Preston North End   A FL 1-0 1-0 23,033 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton 1 Clapton Tapscott Groves Roper Tiddy   17 AJ Kelsey 32 (10) 43 * 4 (1) 5 * 6 (1) 9 * 138 (32) 212 * 12 (4) 13 * 1 (0) 1 * 29 (3) 55 * 20 Aston Villa 42 11 13 18 52 69 35
5 21/11/1955 Glasgow Rangers   A Fr 0-2 0-2 40,000 Sullivan Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Bloomfield Lawton Roper Tiddy   5 T Lawton 8   6   -   -   1   -   35   13   2   1   1   1   12   4   21 Huddersfield Town 42 14 7 21 54 83 35
18 26/11/1955 Burnley   H FL 0-0 0-1 37,583 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott Roper Lishman Tiddy   18 DJ Lishman 15   5   -   -   2   1   226   125   17   10   1   2   50 +4 36   22 Sheffield United 42 12 9 21 63 77 33
19 03/12/1955 Birmingham City   A FL 0-3 0-4 35,765 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott Roper Bloomfield Tiddy   19 GE Nutt 8   1   1   -   1   1   8   1   1   -   -   -   1   1  
20 10/12/1955 West Bromwich Albion OG H FL 0-0 2-0 33,217 Sullivan Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott 1 Groves Bloomfield Tiddy   20 DGB Roper 16   4   1   -   5   3   293   85   22   7   2   -   70 +3 44  
21 17/12/1955 Blackpool   H FL 2-0 4-1 45,086 Sullivan Wills Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton 1 Clapton Tapscott 1 Groves 1 Bloomfield 1 Tiddy   21 CH Sullivan 10 (2) 18 * 1 (0) 2 * 1 (0) 2 * 13 (3) 24 * 1 (0) 2 * -   -   7 (0) 18 *
22 24/12/1955 Chelsea   A FL 0-2 0-2 43,022 Sullivan Charlton Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott Groves Bloomfield Tiddy   22 R Swallow 1   1   -   -   -   -   2   1   -   -   -   -   -   -  
23 26/12/1955 Wolverhampton Wanderers   A FL 3-3 3-3 43,738 Sullivan Charlton Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott Groves 2 Bloomfield 1 Tiddy   23 DR Tapscott 31   17   5   4   3   2   73   35   7   4   -   -   10 +1 8  
24 27/12/1955 Wolverhampton Wanderers   H FL 1-2 2-2 61,814 Sullivan Charlton Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott 2 Groves Bloomfield Tiddy   24 MD Tiddy 21   -   4   -   3   -   21   -   4   -   -   -   3   -  
25 31/12/1955 Bolton Wanderers   H FL 1-0 3-1 42,677 Sullivan Charlton Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott 2 Groves 1 Bloomfield Tiddy   25 JB Walsh 1   -   -   -   -   -   17   -   -   -   -   -   6 +1 1  
3 07/01/1956 Bedford Town   H FAC 1-0 2-2 55,178 Sullivan Charlton Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott 1 Groves 1 Bloomfield Tiddy   3 J Wilkinson -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   1   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -  
3 12/01/1956 Bedford Town   A FAC 0-0 2-1 15,306 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Fotheringham Holton Groves 1 Tapscott 1 Roper Bloomfield Tiddy   3 LE Wills 15   -   -   -   5   -   69   1   2   -   1   -   14 +1 2  
26 14/01/1956 Tottenham Hotspur   H FL 0-1 0-1 59,603 Kelsey Wills Evans Forbes Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott Groves Bloomfield Nutt   26 Own Goals -   1   -   -   -   -   -   44   -   9   -   -   -   21  
27 21/01/1956 Portsmouth   A FL 1-1 2-5 30,513 Sullivan Wills Evans Forbes Fotheringham Holton Clapton Tapscott 2 Groves Bloomfield Tiddy   27
4 28/01/1956 Aston Villa   H FAC 3-0 4-1 43,052 Kelsey Charlton 1 Evans Goring Dodgin Holton Clapton Tapscott 2 Groves 1 Bloomfield Tiddy   4
28 04/02/1956 Sunderland   H FL 1-0 3-1 38,780 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Herd 2 Groves Bloomfield 1 Tiddy   28
29 11/02/1956 Aston Villa   A FL 1-1 1-1 28,060 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Herd Groves 1 Bloomfield Tiddy   29
5 18/02/1956 Charlton Athletic   A FAC 2-0 2-0 71,758 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Groves 1 Bloomfield 1 Tiddy   5
30 21/02/1956 Everton   H FL 1-1 3-2 16,039 Sullivan Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 2 Groves 1 Bloomfield Tiddy   30
31 25/02/1956 Newcastle United   A FL 0-2 0-2 50,822 Sullivan Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Herd Groves Bloomfield Nutt   31
6 03/03/1956 Birmingham City   H FAC 0-2 1-3 67,872 Kelsey Charlton 1 Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Groves Bloomfield Nutt   6
32 06/03/1956 Preston North End   H FL 2-0 3-2 34,672 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 2 Groves 1 Bloomfield Nutt   32
33 10/03/1956 Charlton Athletic   A FL 0-1 0-2 39,553 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Herd Tapscott Bloomfield Nutt   33
34 17/03/1956 Manchester United   H FL 0-0 1-1 50,758 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Holton 1 Bloomfield Haverty   34
35 24/03/1956 Sheffield United   A FL 2-0 2-0 26,556 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Holton 1 Bloomfield Haverty   35
36 31/03/1956 Luton Town   H FL 0-0 3-0 45,968 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Holton 2 Bloomfield Haverty 1   36
37 02/04/1956 Huddersfield Town   H FL 2-0 2-0 30,836 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Holton 1 Bloomfield Haverty 1   37
38 03/04/1956 Huddersfield Town   A FL 1-0 1-0 24,469 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton 1 Tapscott Holton Bloomfield Haverty   38
39 07/04/1956 Burnley   A FL 1-0 1-0 24,403 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Bloomfield Holton Swallow 1 Haverty   39
40 14/04/1956 Birmingham City   H FL 0-0 1-0 31,773 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Forbes Clapton Tapscott 1 Holton Bloomfield Haverty   40
6 18/04/1956 Racing Club de Paris   A Fr 2-1 4-3 30,000 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Forbes Clapton Tapscott Holton 2 Groves 1 Haverty Bloomfield 1 6
41 21/04/1956 West Bromwich Albion   A FL 0-1 1-2 22,254 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Forbes Clapton Tapscott 1 Holton Bloomfield Haverty   41
7 25/04/1956 Nottingham Forest   A Fr 0-1 1-1 7,609 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Forbes Clapton Herd 1 Holton Bloomfield Haverty   7
42 28/04/1956 Cardiff City   A FL 1-1 2-1 23,169 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Forbes Clapton Tapscott 1 Holton 1 Bloomfield Nutt   42
12/01/1956 after extra-time, 1-1 after 90 minutes.
Home ground - Arsenal Stadium, Highbury.
Manager - Tom Whittaker
Directors - Bracewell Smith (Chairman), Alfred Bone (Vice-chairman), Jimmy Joyce, Denis Hill-Wood, Guy Smith, Tom Whittaker (Secretary), Bob Wall (Assistant secretary)
Captain - Walley Barnes (until 17 September 1955), Don Roper (until 8 January 1956), Cliff Holton.