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 Sub 3 Sub 4 Sub 5     1971-72 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 1971-72
1 24/07/1971 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic   A FR   5-0 -             Simpson 2 Marinello   Radford 2 Kennedy 1             1   League FA Cup League Cup European Cup Friendlies League FA Cup League Cup Europe Friendlies   Team P W D L F A Pts
2 31/07/1971 Benfica (Portugal)   A FR 0-1 0-2 - 35,000 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy Graham Barnett Roberts Marinello     2 Player Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls 1 Derby County 42 24 10 8 69 33 58
3 04/08/1971 Benfica (Portugal)   H FR 3-0 6-2 - 44,244 Wilson Storey 1p Nelson Roberts 1 McLintock Simpson Armstrong 1 Kelly Radford 1 Kennedy Graham 2 Barnett McNab George Marinello   3 G Armstrong 41 +1 - 2   9   - 2   3   - -   5   - 1   4   - 1   335 +4 8 45   38 +1 1 7   26   - 2   24 +2 1 2   69 +1   22   2 Leeds United 42 24 9 9 73 31 57
4 07/08/1971 Feyenoord (Holland)   A FR 0-1 0-1 - 63,000 Wilson Storey McNab Roberts McLintock Simpson Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy Graham Nelson Marinello (Barnett)     4 AJ Ball 18   - 3   9   - 2   -   - -   -   - -   1   - -   18   - 3   9   - 2   -   - -   -   - -   1     -   3 Liverpool 42 24 9 9 64 30 57
1 14/08/1971 Chelsea   H FL 1-0 3-0 1 49,174 Wilson Rice McNab Storey McLintock 1 Simpson Armstrong Kelly Radford 1 Kennedy 1 Graham (Roberts)         1 GC Barnett 5 (3) - 3 * 2 (0) - 2 * 1 (1) - 0 * -   6 -   1 +2 (0) 1 2 * 16 (7) - 12 * 2 (0) - 2 * 1 (1) - 0 * 2 (2) 14 0 * 2 +4 (3)   2 * 4 Manchester City 42 23 11 8 77 45 57
2 17/08/1971 Huddersfield Town   A FL 0-0 1-0 1 21,279 Wilson Rice McNab Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy 1 Graham (Roberts)         2 BM Batson 0 +2 2 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   2 -   -   - -   0 +2 2 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   2 -   -     -   5 ARSENAL 42 22 8 12 58 40 52
3 20/08/1971 Manchester United   A FL 1-0 1-3 5 27,649 Wilson Rice McNab Storey McLintock 1 Simpson Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy Graham (Roberts)         3 P Davies 0 +1 - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 4 -   -   - -   0 +1 - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 6 -   -     -   6 Tottenham Hotspur 42 19 13 10 63 42 51
4 24/08/1971 Sheffield United   H FL 0-1 0-1 9 45,395 Wilson Rice McNab Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy Graham (Roberts)         4 FC George 20 +3 - 7   8   - 3   2   1 -   5   - 1   1 +1 - 1   58 +10 4 18   16 +1 1 8   4   1 -   15 +1 1 5   9 +4   14   7 Chelsea 42 18 12 12 58 49 48
5 28/08/1971 Stoke City   H FL 0-1 0-1 14 37,637 Wilson Rice McNab Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy Graham Roberts (72)         5 G Graham 39 +1 1 8   9   - -   4   - 1   6   - 1   3   - 2   205 +6 8 57   27   3 2   24 +2 1 9   23 +2 - 7   33 +2   4   8 Manchester United 42 19 10 13 69 61 48
6 04/09/1971 West Bromwich Albion   A FL 1-0 1-0 11 29,922 Wilson Rice McNab Storey McLintock Roberts 1 Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy Graham (Simpson)         6 RE Harding -   - -   -   -   - -   - -   -   1 -       -     -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   -     -   9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 18 11 13 65 57 47
2 08/09/1971 Barnsley   H FLC 1-0 1-0 - 27,294 Wilson Rice McNab Storey McLintock Roberts Marinello Kelly Radford Kennedy 1 Graham (Simpson)         2 EP Kelly 22 +1 3 2   3   - -   3   - -   3   1 1   3 +1 - -   57 +5 15 8   3 +2 1 1   8   - -   13 +2 5 2   10 +3   -   10 Sheffield United 42 17 12 13 61 60 46
7 11/09/1971 Leeds United   H FL 1-0 2-0 8 51,196 Wilson Rice McNab Storey 1p McLintock Roberts Armstrong Simpson Radford Kennedy Graham 1 (Kelly)         7 R Kennedy 37   2 12   6 +2 1 1   4   - 2   6   - 4   5   - 2   80 +2 3 32   15 +2 1 3   9   - 4   14 +2 8 8   10     5   11 Newcastle United 42 15 11 16 49 52 41
1 15/09/1971 Stromgodset Drammen (Norway)   A EC 2-0 3-1 - 23,000 Wilson Rice Simpson 1 McLintock McNab Roberts Kelly 1 Marinello 1 Graham Radford Kennedy P.Davies (80) (Barnett) (Nelson)     1 F McLintock 37   - 3   9   - -   4   - -   5   - -   4   - -   285   - 26   33   - -   30   - 4   19   1 1   54     11   12 Leicester City 42 13 13 16 41 46 39
8 18/09/1971 Everton   A FL 1-2 1-2 11 39,710 Wilson Rice McNab Storey McLintock Roberts Armstrong Simpson Radford Kennedy 1 Graham Kelly (15)         8 R McNab 20   1 -   3   - -   1 +1 - -   1 +1 2 -   1 +1 - -   194 +1 3 2   21   2 -   22 +1 - 2   20 +1 2 -   25 +1   3   13 Ipswich Town 42 11 16 15 39 53 38
9 25/09/1971 Leicester City   H FL 1-0 3-0 8 40,201 Wilson Rice 1 Nelson Storey Simpson Roberts Armstrong Kelly Radford 2 Kennedy Graham George (70)         9 P Marinello 4 +4 1 1   -   - -   1   - -   2   - 1   1 +3 - -   19 +6 5 2   -   - -   1   - -   6 +1 9 1   5 +5   2   14 West Ham United 42 12 12 18 47 51 36
1 29/09/1971 Stromgodset Drammen (Norway)   H EC 2-0 4-0 - 27,176 Wilson Rice Nelson Kelly Simpson Roberts Armstrong 1 George Radford 2 Kennedy 1 Graham (Barnett) (Batson) (P.Davies)     1 DJ Metchick -   - -   -   - -   -   -   - -   1 -       -     -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   -     -   15 Everton 42 9 18 15 37 48 36
10 02/10/1971 Southampton   A FL 1-0 1-0 6 23,738 Wilson Rice Nelson McLintock Simpson 1 Roberts Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy Graham (Batson)         10 S Nelson 24   3 1   6   - -   3   - -   5   1 -   3 +1 - -   30 +2 10 1   7   - -   4   2 -   6 +2 8 -   7 +6   -   16 West Bromwich Albion 42 12 11 19 42 54 35
3 06/10/1971 Newcastle United   H FLC 0-0 4-0 - 34,071 Wilson Rice Nelson McLintock Simpson Roberts Armstrong Kelly Radford 2 Kennedy 1 Graham 1 (George)         3 J Radford 34   1 8   4 +1 2 1   4   - 2   5   - 3   5   - 4   260 +3 6 79   29 +1 2 12   26   - 9   24   - 11   36 +5   28   17 Stoke City 42 10 15 17 39 56 35
11 09/10/1971 Newcastle United   H FL 2-0 4-2 5 40,509 Wilson Rice Nelson McLintock Simpson George Armstrong 1 Kelly 1 Radford Kennedy 1 Graham 1 P.Davies (78)         11 PJ Rice 42   - 1   9   - 1   4   - -   6   - -   2   - -   92 +4 7 2   18   - 1   11   3 -   15   8 -   13 +6   1   18 Coventry City 42 9 15 18 44 67 33
12 16/10/1971 Chelsea   A FL 1-0 2-1 5 53,338 Wilson Rice Nelson McLintock Roberts George Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy 2 Graham Simpson (57)         12 J Ritchie -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -     -   19 Southampton 42 12 7 23 52 80 31
2 20/10/1971 Grasshoppers (Switzerland)   A EC 1-0 2-0 - 23,000 Wilson Rice Nelson McLintock Roberts George Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy 1 Graham 1 (Barnett) (McNab) (Simpson) (Storey) (P.Davies) 2 JG Roberts 21 +2 7 3   -   1 -   4   - -   4 +1 - -   2 +2 - 1   50 +2 11 4   -   1 -   11   - 1   9 +1 7 -   7 +7   2   20 Crystal Palace 42 8 13 21 39 65 29
13 23/10/1971 Derby County   A FL 1-2 1-2 8 36,480 Wilson Rice Nelson Kelly McLintock Roberts Armstrong George Radford Kennedy Graham 1 Simpson (70)         13 PF Simpson 32 +2 2 4   9   - -   1   2 -   4 +1 1 1   5   - 2   221 +7 17 7   33   - 1   22   2 3   20 +1 3 1   44 +3   3   21 Nottingham Forest 42 8 9 25 47 81 25
4 26/10/1971 Sheffield United   H FLC 0-0 0-0 - 44,061 Barnett Rice Nelson Storey Roberts McLintock Armstrong George Radford Kennedy Graham (Simpson)         4 PE Storey 29   2 1   6 +1 1 -   2   - -   3   1 -   4   - 1   251   2 5   31 +1 1 4   28   - -   22   1 2   48 +4   2   22 Huddersfield Town 42 6 13 23 27 59 25
14 30/10/1971 Ipswich Town OG H FL 0-0 2-1 6 39,065 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey Roberts McLintock Armstrong George 1 Radford Kennedy Graham (Simpson)         14 RP Wilson 37 (17) - 37 * 7 (4) - 4 * 3 (2) - 2 * 6 (3) - 4 * 3 (0) - 5 * 171 (71) - 163 * 23 (11) - 18 * 17 (9) - 12 * 24 (13) - 15 * 35 +7 (22)   37 *
2 03/11/1971 Grasshoppers (Switzerland)   H EC 1-0 3-0 - 31,015 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey Roberts McLintock Armstrong George 1 Radford 1 Kennedy 1 Graham Simpson (75) McNab (85) (Barnett) (Kelly)   2 Own Goals -     2   -     1   -     -   -     -   -     -   -   - 73   -   - 13   -   - -   -   - -   -     26  
15 06/11/1971 Liverpool OG A FL 1-1 2-3 9 46,929 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey Roberts McLintock Armstrong George Radford Kennedy 1 Graham (Kelly)         15 Friendly appearances - 7 short
4 08/11/1971 Sheffield United   A FLC 0-1 0-2 - 35,461 Wilson Rice Nelson Kelly Roberts McLintock Armstrong George Radford Kennedy Graham McNab (88)         4
16 13/11/1971 Manchester City   H FL 0-0 1-2 9 47,443 Wilson Rice Nelson 1 Storey Roberts McLintock Armstrong George Radford Kennedy Graham (Kelly)         16
17 20/11/1971 Wolverhampton Wanderers   A FL 1-0 1-5 11 28,851 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey Roberts McLintock Armstrong George Radford Kennedy 1 Graham (McNab)         17
18 24/11/1971 Tottenham Hotspur   A FL 1-0 1-1 8 52,884 Wilson Rice McNab Storey Roberts McLintock Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy 1 Graham (Nelson)         18
19 27/11/1971 Crystal Palace   H FL 2-0 2-1 8 32,461 Wilson Rice McNab Storey Roberts McLintock Armstrong Kelly 1 Radford 1 Kennedy Graham (Nelson)         19
20 04/12/1971 West Ham United   A FL 0-0 0-0 8 35,155 Wilson Rice McNab Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy Graham (Roberts)         20
21 11/12/1971 Coventry City   H FL 2-0 2-0 8 28,599 Wilson Rice McNab Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Kelly Radford 2 Kennedy Graham Marinello (78)         21
22 18/12/1971 West Bromwich Albion   H FL 1-0 2-0 8 28,177 Wilson Rice McNab Storey McLintock Roberts 2 Armstrong Kelly Radford Kennedy Graham (Nelson)         22
23 27/12/1971 Nottingham Forest   A FL 1-1 1-1 8 42,750 Wilson Rice McNab Kelly McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball Radford Kennedy Graham 1 (Storey)         23
24 01/01/1972 Everton   H FL 0-1 1-1 8 47,031 Wilson Rice McNab Kelly Roberts Simpson 1 Armstrong Ball Radford Kennedy Graham George (73)         24
25 08/01/1972 Stoke City   A FL 0-0 0-0 8 18,965 Wilson Rice McNab Kelly McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball Radford Kennedy Graham (Storey)         25
3 15/01/1972 Swindon Town   A FAC 1-0 2-0 - 32,000 Wilson Rice Nelson Kelly McLintock Simpson Armstrong 1 Ball 1 Radford Kennedy Graham (Storey)         3
26 22/01/1972 Huddersfield Town   H FL 1-0 1-0 7 36,670 Wilson Rice Nelson Kelly McLintock Simpson Armstrong 1 Ball Radford Kennedy Graham George (78)         26
27 29/01/1972 Sheffield United   A FL 2-0 5-0 5 30,778 Wilson Rice Nelson Roberts McLintock Simpson 1 Armstrong Ball George 2 Kennedy 1 Graham 1 (Batson)         27
4 05/02/1972 Reading OG A FAC 0-0 2-1 - 25,756 Wilson Rice 1 Nelson Kelly McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George Kennedy Graham (Roberts)         4
28 12/02/1972 Derby County   H FL 1-0 2-0 4 52,055 Wilson Rice Nelson Kelly McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George 2(1p) Kennedy Graham (Radford)         28
29 19/02/1972 Ipswich Town   A FL 1-0 1-0 4 28,657 Wilson Rice Nelson Kelly McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George 1 Kennedy Graham (Roberts)         29
5 26/02/1972 Derby County   A FAC 1-0 2-2 - 39,622 Wilson Rice Nelson Kelly McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George 2 Kennedy Graham Storey (9)         5
5 29/02/1972 Derby County   H FAC 0-0 0-0 - 63,077 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George Kennedy Graham Radford (70)         5
30 04/03/1972 Manchester City   A FL 0-1 0-2 6 44,213 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George Radford Graham (Kennedy)         30
3 08/03/1972 Ajax (Netherlands)   A EC 1-1 1-2 - 63,000 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong George Radford Kennedy 1 Graham (Barnett) (Batson) (Metchick) (Harding) (P.Davies) 3
31 11/03/1972 Newcastle United   A FL 0-0 0-2 8 31,920 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey Simpson Graham Armstrong Ball George Kennedy Radford Batson (65)         31
5 13/03/1972 Derby County   N FAC 1-0 1-0 - 36,534 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George Kennedy 1 Graham (Radford)         5
6 18/03/1972 Orient   A FAC 0-0 1-0 - 31,768 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball 1 George Kennedy Graham (Radford)         6
3 22/03/1972 Ajax (Netherlands)   H EC 0-1 0-1 - 56,155 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong George Marinello Kennedy Graham Roberts (78) (Barnett) (McNab) (P.Davies)   3
32 25/03/1972 Leeds United   A FL 0-3 0-3 9 45,055 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George Kennedy Roberts Marinello (46)         32
33 28/03/1972 Southampton   H FL 1-0 1-0 8 27,172 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George Kennedy Marinello 1 (Graham)         33
34 01/04/1972 Nottingham Forest   H FL 0-0 3-0 7 33,895 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey Roberts Simpson Armstrong Ball George 1p Kennedy 1 Marinello Graham (70) 1         34
35 04/04/1972 Leicester City   A FL 0-0 0-0 7 27,431 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George Graham Marinello (Roberts)         35
36 08/04/1972 Wolverhampton Wanderers   H FL 0-1 2-1 5 38,189 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Marinello Ball George Kennedy Graham 2 Armstrong (65)         36
37 11/04/1972 Crystal Palace   A FL 2-1 2-2 5 34,384 Wilson Rice Nelson Storey Roberts Simpson Armstrong Ball 1 Radford 1 George Graham (Marinello)         37
SF 15/04/1972 Stoke City   N FAC 0-0 1-1 - 56,576 Wilson 1* Rice McNab Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong 1 Ball George Radford 0* Graham Kennedy (71)         SF
SF 19/04/1972 Stoke City   N FAC 0-1 2-1 - 38,970 Barnett Rice McNab Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball Radford 1 George 1 Graham (Kennedy)         SF
38 22/04/1972 West Ham United   H FL 1-1 2-1 6 45,251 Barnett Rice McNab Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball 2 Radford George Graham Batson (57)         38
39 25/04/1972 Manchester United   H FL 2-0 3-0 5 49,125 Barnett Rice McNab Roberts McLintock Simpson 1 Armstrong Nelson Radford 1 Kennedy 1 Graham Marinello (80)         39
40 01/05/1972 Coventry City   A FL 0-0 1-0 5 23,509 Barnett Rice McNab Storey McLintock 1 Simpson Armstrong Ball Radford George Graham (Kennedy)         40
F 06/05/1972 Leeds United   N FAC 0-0 0-1 - 100,000 Barnett Rice McNab Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George Radford Graham Kennedy (73)         F
41 08/05/1972 Liverpool   H FL 0-0 0-0 3 39,285 Barnett Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball Radford Kennedy Graham Roberts (85)         41
42 11/05/1972 Tottenham Hotspur   H FL 0-0 0-2 5 42,038 Barnett Rice McNab Nelson McLintock Roberts Armstrong Simpson Radford Kennedy Graham Marinello (70)         42
5 31/05/1972 Miami Gatos (USA)   A FR 0-1 3-2 - 4,725 Barnett Rice Nelson Storey McLintock Simpson Armstrong Ball George 1 Radford 1 Kennedy 1 Roberts Kelly (Ritchie)     5
20/08/1971 played at Anfield, Liverpool. 15/09/1971 played at Ulleval Stadium, Oslo, 29/02/1972 after extra-time, 0-0 after 90 minutes. 13/03/1972 played at Filbert Street, Leicester City. 15/04/1972 Radford replaced Wilson in goal after 70 minutes with the score at 1-1, played at Villa Park, Aston Villa. 19/04/1972 played at Goodison Park, Everton.
06/05/1972 played at Wembley.
Home ground - Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Manager - Bertie Mee
Directors - Denis Hill-Wood (Chairman), Guy Bracewell-Smith, Robert Bellinger, Stuart McIntyre, Peter Hill-Wood, Noel Bone, Bob Wall (Secretary), Ken Friar (Assistant secretary).
Captain - Frank McLintock
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