Date Opponents V Comp H-T F-T Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Sub 1 Sub 2     1956-57 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 1956-57
1 04/08/1956 VFB Stuttgart   A Fr 1-0 1-1 41,500 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Holton Bloomfield Tiddy Nutt   1   League FA Cup SFCC Friendlies League FA Cup SFCC Charity Shield Friendlies   Team P W D L F A Pts
1 18/08/1956 Cardiff City   H FL 0-0 0-0 51,069 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Holton Bloomfield Tiddy     1 Player Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls 1 Manchester United 42 28 8 6 103 54 64
2 21/08/1956 Burnley   H FL 0-0 2-0 38,321 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Goring Clapton Tapscott Holton Bloomfield 1 Tiddy 1     2 J Barnwell 1   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 22 12 8 104 56 56
3 25/08/1956 Birmingham City   A FL 2-0 2-4 37,197 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Holton 1 Clapton Tapscott Roper 1 Bloomfield Tiddy     3 D Bennett -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   1 +1 -   3 Preston North End 42 23 10 9 84 56 56
4 28/08/1956 Burnley   A FL 0-1 1-3 18,829 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Holton Clapton Tapscott Roper Bloomfield Tiddy 1     4 JH Bloomfield 42   10   6   -   3   1   8   1   93   17   11   1   3   1   -   -   20 +1 4   4 Blackpool 42 22 9 11 93 65 53
5 01/09/1956 West Bromwich Albion   H FL 2-1 4-1 39,973 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Holton Clapton Tapscott 1 Roper 2 Bloomfield Tiddy 1     5 DL Bowen 30   2   6   -   3   -   9   1   100   2   10   -   3   -   -   -   32 +2 2   5 Arsenal 42 21 8 13 85 69 50
6 04/09/1956 Preston North End   H FL 1-2 1-2 40,470 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Holton Clapton Tapscott Roper Bloomfield 1 Tiddy     6 S Charlton 40   -   6   1   3   -   9   1   59   -   11   3   3   -   -   -   11   1   6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 20 8 14 94 70 48
7 08/09/1956 Portsmouth   A FL 2-1 3-2 30,768 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Goring Clapton Bloomfield 1 Holton 1 Swallow Tiddy 1     7 DR Clapton 39   2   6   1   3   1   7   1   94   4   10   1   3   1   -   -   21   1   7 Burnley 42 18 10 14 56 50 46
8 10/09/1956 Preston North End   A FL 0-2 0-3 35,450 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Goring Clapton Bloomfield Holton Swallow Tiddy     8 W Dodgin 41   -   6   1   2   -   9   -   99   -   11   1   2   -   1   -   27   -   8 Leeds United 42 15 14 13 72 63 44
9 15/09/1956 Newcastle United   H FL 0-0 0-1 46,318 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Goring Clapton Bloomfield Tapscott Swallow Tiddy     9 DJ Evans 40   4   4   -   3   -   8   -   113   4   11   -   3   -   -   -   24 +1 1   9 Bolton Wanderers 42 16 12 14 65 65 44
10 22/09/1956 Sheffield Wednesday   A FL 1-1 4-2 40,629 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Holton Goring Clapton Tapscott 1 Groves Bloomfield 2 Tiddy 1     10 JG Fotheringham -   -   -   -   2   -   -   -   52   -   4   -   2   -   -   -   9   -   10 Aston Villa 42 14 15 13 65 55 43
2 25/09/1956 Leyton Orient   H Fr 3-0 4-0 14,441 Sullivan Charlton 1 Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 2 Groves Herd Tiddy 1     2 H Goring 13   -   -   -   2   -   3   -   208   51   20   2   2   -   -   -   44 +3 15   11 West Bromwich Albion 42 14 14 14 59 61 42
11 29/09/1956 Manchester United   H FL 0-2 1-2 62,429 Kelsey Charlton Evans 1p Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Groves Bloomfield Tiddy     11 VG Groves 5   2   2   -   1   -   4   3   20   10   7   4   1   -   -   -   5   4   12 Chelsea 42 13 13 16 73 73 39
1 02/10/1956 Crystal Palace   H SFCC 2-0 4-0 4,685 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 2 Groves Bloomfield 1 Tiddy 1     1 J Haverty 28   8   4   1   3   1   3   -   42   10   5   1   3   1   -   -   5   -   13 Birmingham City 42 15 9 18 69 69 39
12 06/10/1956 Manchester City   H FL 2-2 7-3 33,651 Kelsey Charlton Evans 1p Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Holton 4 Bloomfield 1 Haverty 1     12 DG Herd 22   12   6   6   3   2   4 +1 2   30   15   6   6   3   2   -   -   9 +1 5   14 Sheffield Wednesday 42 16 6 20 82 88 38
3 10/10/1956 Racing Club de Paris   A Fr 3-0 4-3 13,000 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 4 Holton Bloomfield Haverty     3 CC Holton 39   10   6   1   1   1   8   3   169   76   17   5   1   1   1   -   35 +2 27   15 Everton 42 14 10 18 61 79 38
13 13/10/1956 Charlton Athletic   A FL 3-0 3-1 40,051 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton 1 Tapscott 2 Holton Bloomfield Haverty     13 AJ Kelsey 30 (8) 47 * 3 (0) 5 * 1 (1) 0 * 7 (1) 11 * 168 (40) 259 * 15 (4) 18 * 1 (1) 0 * 1 (0) 1 * 36 (4) 66 * 16 Luton Town 42 14 9 19 58 76 37
4 16/10/1956 CCA Bucharest   H Fr 0-0 1-1 20,773 Kelsey Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Holton 1 Bloomfield Haverty     4 GE Nutt 1   -   -   -   1   -   2 +1 -   9   1   1   -   1   -   -   -   3 +1 1   17 Newcastle United 42 14 8 20 67 87 36
14 20/10/1956 Tottenham Hotspur   H FL 1-1 3-1 60,588 Sullivan Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Holton Clapton Tapscott Herd 2 Bloomfield Haverty 1     14 JWFJ Petts -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   18 Manchester City 42 13 9 20 78 88 35
15 27/10/1956 Everton   A FL 0-1 0-4 52,478 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Holton Clapton Tapscott Herd Bloomfield Haverty     15 DGB Roper 4   3   -   -   -       -   -   297   88   22   7   -       2   -   70 +3 44   19 Portsmouth 42 10 13 19 62 92 33
16 03/11/1956 Aston Villa   H FL 2-1 2-1 40,045 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Bowen Groves 2 Tapscott Holton Bloomfield Haverty     16 CH Sullivan 12 (2) 22 * 3 (1) 5 * 3 (0) 5 * 2 +1 (3) 0 * 25 (5) 46 * 4 (1) 7 * 3 (0) 5 * -   -   9 +1 (3) 18 * 20 Sunderland 42 12 8 22 67 88 32
5 05/11/1956 British Olympic XI   H Fr 2-2 3-2 4,154 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Bowen Nutt Tapscott 2 Holton 1 Bloomfield Groves     5 R Swallow 4   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   6   1   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   21 Cardiff City 42 10 9 23 53 88 29
17 10/11/1956 Wolverhampton Wanderers   A FL 1-1 2-5 34,019 Kelsey Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Holton Bloomfield Haverty 1     17 DR Tapscott 38   25   6   2   2   2   8   12   111   60   13   6   2   2   -   -   18 +1 20   22 Charlton Athletic 42 9 4 29 62 120 22
2 12/11/1956 West Ham United   A SFCC 0-0 1-1 14,000 Sullivan Charlton Evans Wills Fotheringham Bowen Nutt Herd Holton 1 Bloomfield Haverty     2 MD Tiddy 15   6   -   -   1   1   5   1   36   6   4   -   1   1   -   -   8   1  
18 17/11/1956 Bolton Wanderers   H FL 2-0 3-0 33,377 Sullivan Charlton Evans Wills Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 2 Holton Bloomfield Haverty 1     18 LE Wills 18   -   2   -   3   -   3   -   87   1   4   -   3   -   1   -   17 +1 2  
19 24/11/1956 Leeds United   A FL 3-0 3-3 39,113 Sullivan Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 2 Holton 1 Bloomfield Tiddy     19 Own Goals -   1   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   45   -   10   -   -   -   -   -   21  
20 01/12/1956 Sunderland   H FL 1-0 1-1 36,442 Sullivan Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Holton Bloomfield Haverty     20
2 04/12/1956 West Ham United   H SFCC 1-1 3-2 14,156 Sullivan Charlton Evans Wills Fotheringham Bowen Clapton Barnwell Herd 2 Bloomfield Haverty 1     2
21 08/12/1956 Luton Town   A FL 1-1 2-1 19,792 Sullivan Charlton Evans Goring Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Herd Bloomfield Haverty 1     21
22 15/12/1956 Cardiff City   A FL 0-0 3-2 11,302 Sullivan Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd 2 Bloomfield Haverty 1     22
23 22/12/1956 Birmingham City OG H FL 2-0 4-0 28,644 Sullivan Charlton Evans 1p Holton 1 Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd Bloomfield 1 Haverty     23
24 25/12/1956 Chelsea   A FL 1-0 1-1 32,094 Sullivan Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd Bloomfield 1 Haverty     24
25 26/12/1956 Chelsea   H FL 1-0 2-0 22,526 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton 1 Tapscott 1 Herd Bloomfield Haverty     25
26 29/12/1956 West Bromwich Albion   A FL 2-0 2-0 26,044 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Herd Bloomfield Haverty 1     26
3 05/01/1957 Stoke City   H FAC 3-1 4-2 56,173 Sullivan Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Herd 2 Bloomfield Haverty 1     3
27 12/01/1957 Portsmouth   H FL 1-1 1-1 48,949 Sullivan Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd 1 Bloomfield Haverty     27
28 19/01/1957 Newcastle United   A FL 0-1 1-3 46,815 Sullivan Charlton Evans 1p Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd Bloomfield Haverty     28
4 26/01/1957 Newport County   A FAC 1-0 2-0 22,450 Sullivan Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Herd 1 Bloomfield Haverty     4
29 02/02/1957 Sheffield Wednesday   H FL 1-0 6-3 40,217 Sullivan Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 2 Herd 3 Bloomfield 1 Haverty     29
30 09/02/1957 Manchester United   A FL 2-3 2-6 60,384 Sullivan Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Swallow Herd 2 Bloomfield Haverty     30
5 16/02/1957 Preston North End OG A FAC 3-1 3-3 39,608 Sullivan Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton 1 Tapscott Herd 1 Bloomfield Haverty     5
5 19/02/1957 Preston North End   H FAC 0-0 2-1 61,501 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin 1 Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd 1 Bloomfield Haverty     5
31 23/02/1957 Everton   H FL 1-0 2-0 30,562 Kelsey Charlton Wills Holton 1 Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Groves Bloomfield Haverty     31
6 02/03/1957 West Bromwich Albion   A FAC 1-1 2-2 58,000 Kelsey Charlton 1 Wills Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd 1 Bloomfield Groves     6
6 05/03/1957 West Bromwich Albion   H FAC 0-0 1-2 58,757 Kelsey Charlton Wills Holton 1 Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd Bloomfield Groves     6
32 09/03/1957 Luton Town   H FL 1-0 1-3 41,288 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Herd Bloomfield Haverty     32
33 13/03/1957 Tottenham Hotspur   A FL 1-1 3-1 65,455 Kelsey Wills Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen 2 Clapton Tapscott 1 Herd Bloomfield Haverty     33
34 16/03/1957 Aston Villa   A FL 0-0 0-0 39,893 Kelsey Wills Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd Bloomfield Nutt     34
35 20/03/1957 Manchester City   A FL 3-2 3-2 27,974 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Goring Clapton Tapscott 1 Herd Bloomfield 1 Tiddy 1     35
36 23/03/1957 Wolverhampton Wanderers   H FL 0-0 0-0 51,021 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd Bloomfield Haverty     36
37 30/03/1957 Bolton Wanderers   A FL 1-1 1-2 23,879 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Herd Bloomfield Haverty     37
SF 03/04/1957 Reading   A SFCC 1-2 1-2 9,799 Sullivan Wills D.Bennett Goring Dodgin Petts Clapton 1 Tapscott Herd Swallow Haverty     SF
38 06/04/1957 Leeds United   H FL 1-0 1-0 40,388 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd 1 Bloomfield Haverty     38
39 13/04/1957 Sunderland   A FL 0-1 0-1 34,749 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Barnwell Herd Bloomfield Haverty     39
40 19/04/1957 Blackpool   H FL 0-1 1-1 50,270 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott 1 Herd Bloomfield Haverty     40
41 20/04/1957 Charlton Athletic   H FL 2-0 3-1 26,364 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton 1 Dodgin Bowen Tiddy Tapscott 2 Groves Bloomfield Haverty     41
42 22/04/1957 Blackpool   A FL 2-1 4-2 24,118 Kelsey Charlton Wills Holton Dodgin Bowen Tiddy Tapscott 2 Herd 1 Bloomfield Haverty 1     42
6 24/04/1957 Hereford Town   A Fr 1-0 4-0 6,923 Sullivan Charlton Wills Holton Dodgin Bowen Tiddy Tapscott 2 Herd 2 Bloomfield Haverty     6
7 05/05/1957 Eintracht Frankfurt   A Fr 0-0 2-0 12,000 Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton 1 Dodgin Bowen Clapton Tapscott Herd Bloomfield 1 Nutt     7
8 08/05/1957 Grasshoppers   A Fr 3-1 4-2   Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen 1 Clapton 1 Tapscott 1 Groves 1 Bloomfield Tiddy Sullivan Herd 8
9 10/05/1957 Fortuna Dusseldorf   A Fr 0-0 2-2   Kelsey Charlton Evans Holton Dodgin Bowen Clapton Herd Groves 2 Bloomfield Tiddy     9
04/12/1956 after extra-time.
Home ground - Highbury
Manager - Tom Whittaker (until 24 October 1956), Jack Crayston (caretaker manager from 25 October 1956 then acting manager from 16 November 1956 and permanent manager from 21 December 1956).
Directors - Bracewell Smith (Chairman), Alfred Bone (Vice-chairman), Jimmy Joyce, Denis Hill-Wood, Guy Smith, Tom Whittaker (Secretary - until 24 October 1956), Bob Wall (Assistant Secretary until 21 December then Secretary).
Captain - Harry "Peter" Goring / Cliff Holton.