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     1958-59 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 1958-59
1 09/08/1958 Schalke 04   A Fr 1-1 1-3 - 25,000 Kelsey Charlton Evans Ward Dodgin Bowen Nutt Groves Herd 1 Bloomfield Haverty Biggs   1   League FA Cup SFCC Friendlies League FA Cup SFCC Charity Shield Friendlies   Team P W D L F A Pts
2 13/08/1958 Enschede Sports Club (Holland)   A Fr 1-1 2-1 - 20,000 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Groves 1 Biggs Goulden Haverty Charlton Bloomfield 1 2 Player Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 28 5 9 110 49 61
3 16/08/1958 Young Fellows   A Fr 4-0 5-0 -   Kelsey Charlton Evans 1 Ward Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton 1 Groves 2 Herd Bloomfield 1 Haverty Wills Fotheringham 3 J Barnwell 16   3   -   -   2   -   2   -   17   3   -   -   4   -   -   -   3   2   2 Manchester United 42 24 7 11 103 66 55
1 23/08/1958 Preston North End   A FL 1-0 1-2 16 30,578 Kelsey Charlton Evans Ward Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Groves Herd Bloomfield 1 Haverty     1 A Biggs 2   1   -   -   -   -   2 +1 -   4   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   3 +1 -   3 Arsenal 42 21 8 13 88 68 50
2 26/08/1958 Burnley   H FL 0-0 3-0 7 41,305 Kelsey Charlton Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty 1 DR.Clapton Groves Holton 1 Bloomfield 1 Nutt     2 JH Bloomfield 29   10   2   -   2   1   10 +1 5   162   43   14   1   6   2   -   -   35 +2 11   4 Bolton Wanderers 42 20 10 12 79 66 50
3 30/08/1958 Leicester City   H FL 1-1 5-1 5 35,411 Kelsey Charlton Evans 1 Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton 1 Groves Holton 2 Bloomfield Nutt 1     3 DL Bowen 16   -   5   -   2   -   7   -   146   2   16   -   5   -   -   -   42 +2 2   5 West Bromwich Albion 42 18 13 11 88 68 49
4 02/09/1958 Burnley   A FL 1-2 1-3 7 28,444 Kelsey Charlton Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves 1 Holton Bloomfield Nutt     4 M Charles -   -   -   -   2   3   5   2   -   -   -   -   2   3   -   -   5   2   6 West Ham United 42 21 6 15 85 70 48
5 06/09/1958 Everton   A FL 2-0 6-1 8 40,557 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves 1 Herd 4 Bloomfield 1 Nutt     5 S Charlton 4   -   -   -   -   -   2 +1 -   99   -   11   3   4   -   -   -   18 +1 1   7 Burnley 42 19 10 13 81 70 48
6 09/09/1958 Bolton Wanderers   H FL 3-0 6-1 2 45,255 Kelsey Wills Evans 1p Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton 1 Groves Herd 1 Bloomfield 1 Nutt 2     6 DR Clapton 39   6   5   -   3   2   8 +3 2   161   15   16   2   7   3   -   -   32 +3 5   8 Blackpool 42 18 11 13 66 49 47
7 13/09/1958 Tottenham Hotspur   H FL 1-0 3-1 1 65,565 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Herd 2 Bloomfield Nutt 1     7 NC Coe -   -   -   -   1 (0) 1 * 1 (0) 4 * -   -   -   -   1 (0) 1 * -   -   1 (0) 4 * 9 Birmingham City 42 20 6 16 84 68 46
8 17/09/1958 Bolton Wanderers   A FL 1-2 1-2 5 42,391 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Herd Bloomfield 1 Nutt     8 TH Docherty 38   1   4   -   3   -   10   1   38   1   4   -   3   -   -   -   10   1   10 Blackburn Rovers 42 17 10 15 76 70 44
9 20/09/1958 Manchester City   H FL 2-0 4-1 2 47,878 Kelsey Wills Evans 1p Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Herd 2 Bloomfield 1 Nutt     9 W Dodgin 39   -   3   -   3   -   9   -   161   -   15   1   6   -   1   -   39   -   11 Newcastle United 42 17 7 18 80 80 41
10 27/09/1958 Leeds United   A FL 1-0 1-2 5 33,961 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Herd 1 Bloomfield Nutt     10 DJ Evans 37   5   4   2   3   1   10 +1 1   182   9   16   2   6   1   -   -   39 +2 2   12 Preston North End 42 17 7 18 70 77 41
11 04/10/1958 West Bromwich Albion OG H FL 2-1 4-3 1 57,770 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Herd 1 Bloomfield Henderson 2     11 MD Everitt -   -   -   -   -   -   1 +1 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1 +1 -   13 Nottingham Forest 42 17 6 19 71 74 40
12 11/10/1958 Manchester United   A FL 1-1 1-1 3 55,909 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward 1 Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Herd Bloomfield Henderson     12 JG Fotheringham 1   -   -   -   1   -   0 +1 -   72   -   4   -   3   -   -   -   12 +1 -   14 Chelsea 42 18 4 20 77 98 40
1 15/10/1958 Aldershot   A SFCC 1-2 3-2 - 6,000 Sullivan Wills Evans 1 Ward Dodgin Goring DR.Clapton Groves 1 Holton Bloomfield 1 Nutt     1 H Goring 2   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   220   51   20   2   4   -   -   -   47 +3 15   15 Leeds United 42 15 9 18 57 74 39
13 18/10/1958 Wolverhampton Wanderers   H FL 1-0 1-1 2 49,393 Standen Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Petts DR.Clapton Groves Biggs 1 Bloomfield Nutt     13 RL Goulden 1   -   -   -   1   -   2 +1 1   1   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   2 +1 1   16 Everton 42 17 4 21 71 87 38
14 22/10/1958 Aston Villa   A FL 1-1 2-1 1 30,563 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward 1 Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Herd Bloomfield Nutt 1     14 PJ Goy 2 (1) 1 * -   -   -   -   -   -   2 (1) 1 * -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   17 Luton Town 42 12 13 17 68 71 37
15 25/10/1958 Blackburn Rovers   A FL 1-3 2-4 1 37,747 Kelsey Wills Evans 1p Ward 1 Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Herd Bloomfield Nutt     15 VG Groves 33   10   4   2   3   1   10   5   83   30   12   6   4   1   -   -   20   12   18 Tottenham Hotspur 42 13 10 19 85 95 36
16 01/11/1958 Newcastle United   H FL 1-0 3-2 1 62,801 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves 1 Herd Bloomfield Henderson 2     16 J Haverty 10   3   1   -   1   -   11   1   67   13   6   1   4   1   -   -   18   1   19 Leicester City 42 11 10 21 67 98 32
17 08/11/1958 West Ham United   A FL 0-0 0-0 1 38,250 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Herd Bloomfield Henderson     17 JG Henderson 21   12   4   -   2   -   9   7   21   12   4   -   2   -   -   -   9   7   20 Manchester City 42 11 9 22 64 95 31
4 10/11/1958 Southampton   A Fr 0-0 1-1 - 11,853 Kelsey Wills McCullough Ward Dodgin Docherty Henderson 1 Groves Biggs Bloomfield Haverty     4 DG Herd 26   15   5   3   -   -   2   1   95   54   12   9   3   2   -   -   15 +1 11   21 Aston Villa 42 11 8 23 58 87 30
18 15/11/1958 Nottingham Forest OG H FL 2-0 3-1 1 49,106 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Herd 1 Bloomfield Henderson 1     18 CC Holton 3   3   -   -   1   -   -   -   198   83   18   5   3   2   1   -   39 +2 29   22 Portsmouth 42 6 9 27 64 112 21
5 19/11/1958 Racing Club de Paris (France)   A Fr 1-0 1-0 - 40,000 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Henderson 1 Bloomfield Haverty     5 LB Julians 10   5   4   2   1   -   1 +1 1   10   5   4   2   1   -   -   -   1 +1 1  
19 22/11/1958 Chelsea   A FL 3-0 3-0 1 57,910 Kelsey Wills Evans Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton 1 Barnwell 1 Henderson 1 Bloomfield Haverty     19 AJ Kelsey 27 (6) 43 * 5 (2) 7 * 1 (0) 1 * 7 (3) 6 * 233 (55) 377 * 21 (6) 28 * 2 (1) 1 * 1 (0) 1 * 45 (7) 75 *
6 26/11/1958 Juventus (Italy)   H Fr 1-1 3-1 - 51,107 Kelsey Wills Evans Docherty Dodgin Petts Nutt Barnwell 1 Henderson Bloomfield 1 Haverty DR.Clapton Goulden 1 6 WJ McCullough 10   -   1   -   2   -   5   -   10   -   1   -   2   -   -   -   5   -  
20 29/11/1958 Blackpool   H FL 0-3 1-4 1 54,792 Kelsey Wills Evans Docherty Dodgin Petts DR.Clapton 1 Barnwell Biggs Bloomfield Haverty     20 EJ Magill -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -  
7 01/12/1958 Reading   A Fr 1-0 3-0 - 8,034 Kelsey Wills McCullough Docherty Dodgin Petts Nutt 1 Goulden DR.Clapton Henderson 1 Haverty 1 Evans   7 GE Nutt 16   6   -   -   2   1   3   1   46   10   2   -   3   1   -   -   8 +2 2  
21 06/12/1958 Portsmouth   A FL 1-0 1-0 1 33,321 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Barnwell Henderson Bloomfield Nutt 1     21 FS O'Neill -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -  
2 08/12/1958 Brentford   A SFCC 0-1 2-1 - 12,500 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Fotheringham Docherty DR.Clapton 1 Goulden Henderson Bloomfield Nutt 1     2 JWFJ Petts 3   -   -   -   -   -   2   -   12   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   3   -  
22 13/12/1958 Aston Villa   H FL 1-1 1-2 2 32,170 Kelsey Wills Evans Goring Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Ward Henderson 1 Bloomfield Nutt     22 DN Sims -   -   -   -   -   -   3 (0) 9 * -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   3 (0) 9 *
23 20/12/1958 Preston North End   H FL 1-2 1-2 5 32,860 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Barnwell Bloomfield Henderson 1     23 JA Standen 13 (0) 24 * -   -   1 (1) 0 * 2 (0) 4 * 14 (0) 26 * -   -   2 (1) 4 * -   -   4 (1) 5 *
24 26/12/1958 Luton Town   A FL 1-2 3-6 6 21,870 Kelsey Wills Evans 1p Ward Fotheringham Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Julians 1 Bloomfield 1 Henderson     24 CH Sullivan -   -   -   -   1 (0) 2 * -   -   28 (5) 54 * 4 (1) 7 * 4 (0) 7 * -   -   11 +1 (4) 20 *
25 27/12/1958 Luton Town   H FL 1-0 1-0 3 56,501 Kelsey Wills McCullough Docherty Dodgin Petts DR.Clapton Groves Julians Bloomfield 1 Henderson     25 G Ward 31   4   3   -   2   -   6   -   44   4   3   -   3   -   -   -   9   -  
26 03/01/1959 Leicester City   A FL 1-0 3-2 2 33,979 Kelsey Wills McCullough Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Julians 2 Herd Bloomfield 1 Henderson     26 LE Wills 33   1   5   -   3   -   9 +1 -   138   3   10   -   6   -   1   -   27 +2 2  
3 10/01/1959 Bury   A FAC 0-0 1-0 - 29,880 Kelsey Wills McCullough Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Julians Herd 1 Bloomfield Henderson     3 Own Goals -   3   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   51   -   10   -   -   -   -   -   22  
27 17/01/1959 Everton   H FL 2-0 3-1 1 39,474 Standen Wills Evans Ward Docherty Bowen DR.Clapton Groves 2 Herd Bloomfield 1 Henderson     27 Friendly appearances - 2 short.
4 24/01/1959 Colchester United   A FAC 0-0 2-2 - 16,056 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Docherty Bowen DR.Clapton Groves 2 Herd Bloomfield Henderson     4 DN Sims (Aston Villa) played as a guest.
4 28/01/1959 Colchester United   H FAC 1-0 4-0 - 62,686 Kelsey Wills Evans 1p Ward Docherty Bowen DR.Clapton Groves Herd 2 Julians 1 Henderson     4
28 31/01/1959 Tottenham Hotspur   A FL 3-0 4-1 1 60,241 Kelsey Wills Evans Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Groves 1 Herd 1 Julians Henderson 2     28
29 07/02/1959 Manchester City   A FL 0-0 0-0 2 31,819 Kelsey Wills Evans Ward Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Groves Herd Barnwell Henderson     29
5 14/02/1959 Sheffield United   H FAC 1-1 2-2 - 55,407 Kelsey Wills Evans 1p Ward Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Groves Herd Julians 1 Haverty     5
5 18/02/1959 Sheffield United   A FAC 0-1 0-3 - 48,763 Kelsey Wills Evans Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Groves Herd Julians Henderson     5
30 21/02/1959 West Bromwich Albion   A FL 0-0 1-1 3 32,588 Standen Wills Evans Docherty Dodgin Bowen Groves Julians 1 Herd Barnwell Henderson     30
31 24/02/1959 Leeds United   H FL 1-0 1-0 1 30,244 Goy Wills Evans Docherty Dodgin Bowen Herd 1 Goulden Goring Barnwell Haverty     31
32 28/02/1959 Manchester United   H FL 3-1 3-2 1 67,386 Standen Wills Evans Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Ward Herd 1 Barnwell 2 Haverty     32
33 07/03/1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers   A FL 0-3 1-6 3 40,080 Standen Wills Evans Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Ward Herd Barnwell Haverty 1     33
34 14/03/1959 Blackburn Rovers   H FL 0-1 1-1 3 40,155 Standen Wills 1p McCullough Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Barnwell Herd Julians Haverty     34
35 21/03/1959 Newcastle United   A FL 0-1 0-1 3 32,620 Standen Wills McCullough Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Groves Herd Barnwell Nutt     35
36 28/03/1959 West Ham United   H FL 1-1 1-2 3 52,452 Standen Evans McCullough Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Henderson 1 Julians Nutt     36
37 04/04/1959 Nottingham Forest   A FL 0-0 1-1 3 32,558 Standen Evans McCullough Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Groves Herd Barnwell Haverty 1     37
SF 06/04/1959 West Ham United   A SFCC 1-0 2-0 - 15,681 Standen Evans McCullough Docherty Dodgin Bowen Groves Barnwell Charles 2 Julians Haverty     SF
38 11/04/1959 Chelsea   H FL 1-1 1-1 5 40,772 Standen Evans McCullough Ward 1 Dodgin Bowen Henderson Groves Julians Barnwell Haverty     38
39 14/04/1959 Birmingham City   A FL 0-2 1-4 7 25,791 Standen Evans McCullough Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton 1 Groves Herd Barnwell Henderson     39
40 18/04/1959 Blackpool   A FL 2-1 2-1 5 17,118 Standen Evans McCullough Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Julians 1 Barnwell Haverty 1     40
8 21/04/1959 Glasgow Rangers (Scotland)   H Fr 0-1 0-3 - 34,503 Standen Evans McCullough Ward Dodgin Docherty DR.Clapton Groves Charles Barnwell Haverty     8
41 25/04/1959 Portsmouth OG H FL 3-1 5-2 5 24,569 Standen Wills McCullough Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton Groves 3 Julians Bloomfield Henderson 1     41
F 27/04/1959 Crystal Palace   A SFCC 1-0 2-1 - 32,000 Coe Wills McCullough Docherty Dodgin Bowen DR.Clapton 1 Groves Charles 1 Barnwell Henderson     F
9 30/04/1959 Bath City   A Fr 1-1 3-4 - 6,143 Coe Magill McCullough Docherty 1   Bowen DR.Clapton   Julians 1 Bloomfield Henderson 1     9
42 04/05/1959 Birmingham City   H FL 2-0 2-1 3 26,129 Goy Wills Evans Ward Docherty Bowen DR.Clapton 1 Barnwell Groves 1 Bloomfield Henderson     42
10 08/05/1959 Bristol XI   A Fr 2-3 4-5 - 28,347 Sims Wills Evans Everitt Docherty Bowen O'Neill Groves 2 Charles Bloomfield Henderson 1 DR.Clapton 1   10
11 14/05/1959 Juventus (Italy)   A Fr 1-1 1-3 - 60,000 Sims Wills Evans Docherty Charles 1 Bowen DR.Clapton Groves Henderson Bloomfield Haverty Julians   11
12 20/05/1959 Fiorentina (Italy)   A Fr 1-1 2-1 - 30,000 Sims Wills Evans Docherty Charles Bowen DR.Clapton Groves Henderson 1 Bloomfield 1 Haverty     12
13 24/05/1959 Lugano OG A Fr 1-1 4-1 -   Standen Wills Evans McCullough Charles 1 Dodgin Docherty Groves Henderson 1 Bloomfield 1 Haverty Everitt DR.Clapton 13
01/12/1958 - testimonial for Bill Davies, Maurice Evans and Dave Jones. 30/04/1959 - it is not known if Dodgin and Groves actually played in this game - their names were, however, printed in a local paper on the day of the game.
08/05/1959 - Harry Bamford testimonial played at Bristol Rovers.
Home ground - Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Manager - Jack Crayston.
Directors -  Bracewell Smith (Chairman), Alfred Bone, Jimmy Joyce, Denis Hill-Wood, Guy Smith, Bob Wall (Secretary).
Captain - Dave Bowen.
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