Date Opponents V Comp H-T F-T Att 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Sub 1 Sub 2 Sub 3 Sub 4 Sub 5     1976-77 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 1976-77
1 30/07/1976 Notts County   H Fr   2-0         Ross 1         Macdonald 1               1   League FA Cup League Cup Friendlies League FA Cup League Cup Europe Friendlies   Team P W D L F A Pts
2 10/08/1976 Grasshoppers (Switzerland)   A Fr 1-0 3-0 5,000 Rimmer Rice Nelson G.Armstrong D.O'Leary Simpson Ball Brady 1 Macdonald 2 Stapleton Cropley Ross Matthews       2 Player Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls 1 Liverpool 42 23 11 8 62 33 57
3 13/08/1976 Rijeka (Yugoslavia)   A Fr 1-2 2-2   Rimmer Powling Storey Ross 1 Matthews Simpson Ball Brady 1 Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong Nelson Cropley       3 G Armstrong 37   2   2   -   6   1   10 +2 1   490 +10 53   58 +2 10   35   3   24 +2 2   104 +10 23   2 Manchester City 42 21 14 7 60 34 56
4 15/08/1976 Zeljeznicar   A Fr 0-1 1-1   Rimmer Rice Nelson Storey D.O'Leary 1 Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton Cropley G.Armstrong Matthews       4 AJ Ball 14   1   -   -   6   -   5   -   177   45   28   7   12   -   -   -   25   5   3 Ipswich Town 42 22 8 12 66 39 52
1 21/08/1976 Bristol City   H FL 0-0 0-1 41,082 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Ball G.Armstrong Macdonald Radford Cropley Storey         1 WL Brady 37 +1 5   3   -   6   -   7 +1 2   117 +8 14   6 +4 -   9   1   -   -   25 +1 5   4 Aston Villa 42 22 7 13 76 50 51
2 25/08/1976 Norwich City   A FL 1-0 3-1 26,769 Rimmer Rice Nelson 1 Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Ball G.Armstrong Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 Brady           2 AJ Cropley 2 +1 -   -   -   -   -   2 +1 -   29 +1 5   2   -   2   1   -   -   14 +1 3   5 Newcastle United 42 18 13 11 64 49 49
3 28/08/1976 Sunderland   A FL 2-2 2-2 41,211 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross 1 D.O'Leary Simpson Ball G.Armstrong Macdonald 1 Stapleton Brady           3 SP Gatting -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   6 Manchester United 42 18 11 13 71 62 47
2 31/08/1976 Carlisle United   H FLC 3-2 3-2 21,550 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross 2 D.O'Leary Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong           2 FC George -   -   -   -   -   -   1   1   113 +20 31   21 +1 11   8   2   15 +1 5   27 +6 24   7 West Bromwich Albion 42 16 13 13 62 56 45
4 04/09/1976 Manchester City   H FL 0-0 0-0 35,132 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong Cropley         4 P Howard 15 +1 -   -   -   4   -   6 +1 -   15 +1 -   -   -   4   -   -   -   6 +1 -   8 Arsenal 42 16 11 15 64 59 43
5 11/09/1976 West Ham United   A FL 1-0 2-0 32,415 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross 1 D.O'Leary Howard Ball Brady Cropley Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Storey         5 AA Hudson 19   -   3   -   -   -   5   -   19   -   3   -   -   -   -   -   5   -   9 Everton 42 14 14 14 62 64 42
6 18/09/1976 Everton   H FL 0-1 3-1 34,076 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross Howard Powling Ball Brady 1 Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong           6 F McLintock -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   312 +2 26   36   1   34   4   19   1   60   11   10 Leeds United 42 15 12 15 48 51 42
3 21/09/1976 Blackpool   A FLC 1-0 1-1 18,983 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross Powling Howard Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong 1           3 MI Macdonald 41   25   3   3   6   1   12 +1 15   41   25   3   3   6   1   -   -   12 +1 15   11 Leicester City 42 12 18 12 47 60 42
7 25/09/1976 Ipswich Town OG A FL 0-1 1-3 25,505 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Howard Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong           7 JM Matthews 14 +3 2   0 +1 -   1   -   7 +3 1   34 +4 2   4 +2 1   3   -   -   -   13 +7 1   12 Middlesbrough 42 14 13 15 40 45 41
3 28/09/1976 Blackpool   H FLC 0-0 0-0 27,195 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Howard Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong Storey         3 S Nelson 31 +1 3   3   -   5   -   7 +2 1   136 +9 5   11 +1 -   13   -   6 +1 -   36 +12 2   13 Birmingham City 42 13 12 17 63 61 38
8 02/10/1976 Queen's Park Rangers   H FL 1-1 3-2 39,442 Rimmer Rice 1 Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Howard Ball Brady 1 Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Storey         8 MP New -   -   -   -   -   -   1 +1 (2) 0 * -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1 +1 (2) 0 * 14 Queen's Park Rangers 42 13 12 17 47 52 38
3 05/10/1976 Blackpool   H FLC 0-0 2-0 26,791 Rimmer Rice Storey Matthews D.O'Leary 1 Howard Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong           3 DA O’Leary 33   2   3   -   4   1   7 +1 1   60   2   4   -   6   1   -   -   13 +3 -   15 Derby County 42 9 19 14 50 55 37
5 09/10/1976 Tottenham Hotspur   H Fr 1-1 1-2 19,456 Rimmer Storey Radford Matthews D.O'Leary Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong Parker Rostron Howard Gatting   5 BT Parker -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 (1) 0 * -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 (1) 0 * 16 Norwich City 42 14 9 19 47 64 37
9 16/10/1976 Stoke City   H FL 1-0 2-0 28,745 Rimmer Rice 1 Storey Ross D.O'Leary Howard Ball Brady Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong Radford         9 RF Powling 11 +1 -   -   -   1   -   5 +1 -   46 +5 1   2   -   1   -   -   -   14 +5 1   17 West Ham United 42 11 14 17 46 65 36
10 20/10/1976 Aston Villa   A FL 1-2 1-5 33,860 Rimmer Rice Storey Ross D.O'Leary Howard Ball 1 Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong           10 DJ Price 6 +2 1   -   -   -   -   2 +2 1   9 +5 1   -   -   -   -   -   -   8 +7 1   18 Bristol City 42 11 13 18 38 48 35
11 23/10/1976 Leicester City   A FL 1-1 1-4 19,351 Rimmer Rice Storey Ross Matthews Howard Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong           11 J Radford 1 +1 -   -   -   -   -   4   1   375 +4 111   42 +2 15   34   12   24   11   64 +8 39   19 Coventry City 42 10 15 17 48 59 35
4 26/10/1976 Chelsea   H FLC 0-0 2-1 52,285 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross 1 Simpson Howard Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong           4 PJ Rice 42   3   3   -   6   -   7 +1 -   288 +4 9   40   1   24   -   15   -   46 +9 3   20 Sunderland 42 11 12 19 46 54 34
12 30/10/1976 Leeds United   A FL 0-1 1-2 33,556 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross Simpson Howard Matthews 1 Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong           12 JJ Rimmer 42 (14) 59 * 3 (1) 5 * 6 (2) 6 * 10 +2 (6) 12 * 124 (42) 158 * 12 (4) 14 * 10 (2) 12 * -   -   26 +2 (12) 27 * 21 Stoke City 42 10 14 18 28 51 34
13 06/11/1976 Birmingham City   H FL 1-0 4-0 23,063 Rimmer Rice Nelson 1 Ross 1 D.O'Leary Simpson Matthews Brady Macdonald 1p Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Storey         13 G Rix 4 +3 1   -   -   -   -   3 +1 1   4 +3 1   -   -   -   -   -   -   4 +2 1   22 Tottenham Hotspur 42 12 9 21 48 72 33
6 12/11/1976 Al'Naser   A Fr 2-1 3-1   Rimmer Storey Nelson Ross Howard Simpson G.Armstrong Matthews 1 Macdonald 1 Radford 1 Rostron Powling         6 TW Ross 29   4   3   1   5   3   6 +2 3   47 +1 5   3   1   5   3   -   -   7 +3 3  
7 15/11/1976 Dubai National Civil Service   A Fr 1-0 3-0   Rimmer Storey Powling Ross Simpson Howard G.Armstrong Matthews Macdonald 1 Radford Rostron 2 Price         7 JW Rostron 4 +2 -   1   -   -   -   4 +2 2   12 +5 2   1   -   1   -   -   -   6 +5 2  
14 20/11/1976 Liverpool   H FL 1-0 1-1 45,016 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong 1           14 PF Simpson 19   -   3   -   3   -   7   -   347 +14 10   53   1   31   3   20 +1 1   81 +4 3  
8 23/11/1976 Tottenham Hotspur   A Fr 1-2 2-3 28,582 Rimmer Rice Nelson 1 Ross Howard Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong           8 FA Stapleton 40   13   3   1   6   3   7 +2 5   64 +2 17   4   1   7 +1 4   -   -   9 +3 6  
15 27/11/1976 Coventry City   A FL 2-1 2-1 18,313 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong           15 PE Storey 7 +4 -   0 +1 -   1 +1 -   5   -   387 +4 9   49 +2 4   36 +1 2   22   2   78 +5 2  
5 01/12/1976 Queen's Park Rangers   A FLC 1-1 1-2 27,621 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong           5 RP Wilson -   -   -   -   -   -   1 (1) 0 * 234 (90) 241 * 32 (13) 29 * 18 (9) 13 * 24 (13) 15 * 46 +8 (28) 50 *
16 04/12/1976 Newcastle United   H FL 3-1 5-3 34,053 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross 1 D.O'Leary Howard Ball Brady Macdonald 3 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Matthews         16 WD Young 14   1   -   -   -   -   1   -   14   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -  
17 15/12/1976 Derby County   A FL 0-0 0-0 24,016 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Storey Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong           17 Own Goals -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   79   -   13   -   -   -   -   -   26  
18 18/12/1976 Manchester United   H FL 2-1 3-1 39,572 Rimmer Rice Powling Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Storey Brady 1 Macdonald 2 Stapleton G.Armstrong Rostron         18 FC George (Derby County), F McLintock (Queen's Park Rangers), J Radford (10/05/1977, West Ham United) and RP Wilson (retired) played as guests.
19 27/12/1976 Tottenham Hotspur   A FL 2-1 2-2 47,751 Rimmer Rice Powling Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Storey Brady Macdonald 2 Stapleton Rostron           19 Friendly appearances - 9 short
20 03/01/1977 Leeds United   H FL 0-0 1-1 44,090 Rimmer Rice Powling Ross D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong           20
3 08/01/1977 Notts County   A FAC 0-0 1-0 17,328 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross 1 D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong           3
21 15/01/1977 Norwich City   H FL 1-0 1-0 30,537 Rimmer Rice 1 Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong           21
22 18/01/1977 Birmingham City   A FL 1-2 3-3 23,247 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald 3 Stapleton G.Armstrong           22
23 22/01/1977 Bristol City   A FL 0-1 0-2 26,282 Rimmer Rice Nelson Storey D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald Stapleton Rostron           23
4 29/01/1977 Coventry City   H FAC 2-0 3-1 41,078 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald 2 Stapleton 1 Rostron Storey         4
24 05/02/1977 Sunderland   H FL 0-0 0-0 30,925 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald Stapleton Rostron           24
25 12/02/1977 Manchester City   A FL 0-0 0-1 45,368 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald Stapleton Howard Matthews         25
26 15/02/1977 Middlesbrough   A FL 0-3 0-3 26,083 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross Howard Simpson Matthews A.Hudson Macdonald Stapleton Rostron Powling         26
27 19/02/1977 West Ham United   H FL 1-2 2-3 38,221 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross Powling Simpson A.Hudson Brady 1 Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong           27
5 26/02/1977 Middlesbrough   A FAC 1-2 1-4 35,208 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Brady A.Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong Matthews         5
28 01/03/1977 Everton   A FL 0-1 1-2 29,802 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross Howard Powling Brady A.Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong           28
29 05/03/1977 Ipswich Town   H FL 0-0 1-4 34,688 Rimmer Rice Young Ross Howard Powling Brady Matthews Macdonald 1p Stapleton G.Armstrong Nelson         29
30 08/03/1977 West Bromwich Albion   H FL 1-1 1-2 19,517 Rimmer Rice Nelson Price Young Howard Brady Powling Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong           30
31 12/03/1977 Queen's Park Rangers   A FL 0-1 1-2 26,191 Rimmer Rice Nelson Powling Young 1 Howard Brady A.Hudson Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong Price         31
32 23/03/1977 Stoke City   A FL 1-1 1-1 13,951 Rimmer Rice Nelson Powling Young D.O'Leary Brady A.Hudson Macdonald Price 1 G.Armstrong           32
9 26/03/1977 Chelsea   A Fr 0-1 0-3 4,495 Rimmer Rice Powling Ross D.O'Leary Young Rix A.Hudson Macdonald Price G.Armstrong           9
33 02/04/1977 Leicester City   H FL 3-0 3-0 23,013 Rimmer Rice Nelson Powling D.O'Leary 2 Young Rix 1 Price Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong Matthews         33
34 09/04/1977 West Bromwich Albion   A FL 2-0 2-0 24,275 Rimmer Rice Matthews Price D.O'Leary Young A.Hudson Rix Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong           34
35 11/04/1977 Tottenham Hotspur   H FL 0-0 1-0 47,432 Rimmer Rice Matthews Price D.O'Leary Young Rix A.Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong Brady         35
36 16/04/1977 Liverpool   A FL 0-1 0-2 48,174 Rimmer Rice Matthews Price D.O'Leary Young A.Hudson Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong           36
37 23/04/1977 Coventry City   H FL 0-0 2-0 22,790 Rimmer Rice Matthews Ross D.O'Leary Young Brady A.Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Rix         37
38 25/04/1977 Aston Villa   H FL 2-0 3-0 24,011 Rimmer Rice Nelson 1 Matthews D.O'Leary Young Brady A.Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong 1 Rostron         38
39 30/04/1977 Newcastle United   A FL 1-0 2-0 44,763 Rimmer Rice Nelson Matthews 1 D.O'Leary Young Brady A.Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong Howard         39
40 03/05/1977 Derby County   H FL 0-0 0-0 26,659 Rimmer Rice Nelson Matthews D.O'Leary Young Brady A.Hudson Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong Rix         40
41 07/05/1977 Middlesbrough   H FL 1-0 1-1 23,911 Rimmer Rice Nelson Matthews D.O'Leary Young Brady Rix Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Price         41
10 10/05/1977 Hajduk Split (Yugoslavia)   H Fr 4-0 5-0 14,152 Wilson 0* Rice Nelson McLintock D.O'Leary George 1 Brady A.Hudson Radford Stapleton 3 G.Armstrong Rimmer 0* Matthews Ross 1 Rix Macdonald 10
42 14/05/1977 Manchester United   A FL 0-2 2-3 53,232 Rimmer Rice Nelson Matthews D.O'Leary Young Brady 1 A.Hudson Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Rix         42
11 17/05/1977 Rotenborg (Norway)   A Fr 1-0 4-0 7,500 Rimmer Rice Nelson Matthews D.O'Leary Howard Brady A.Hudson Macdonald 3 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Rostron         11
12 18/05/1977 Nessegoten (Norway)   A Fr 3-0 3-0 2,500 Rimmer 0* Powling Nelson Matthews Brady Howard Rostron A.Hudson Macdonald 2 Rix G.Armstrong 1 New 0* Price Rice Stapleton D.O'Leary 12
13 20/05/1977 Roros (Norway)   A Fr 4-0 6-0 2,135 New 0* Rice Powling Matthews D.O'Leary Howard Rix 1 A.Hudson Macdonald 3 Price 1 Rostron Rimmer 0* Nelson Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Brady 13
30/07/1976 played at London Colney. 28/09/1976 after extra time, 0-0 after 90 minutes. 09/10/1976 - Peter Simpson testimonial. 23/11/1976 - Pat Jennings testimonial.10/05/1977 - John Radford testimonial.