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     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 (60) Matthews (61) (Storey) (Powling)   2 Player Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Player Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US Gls Apps US 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 Cropley (57) Nelson (75)       3 G Armstrong 37   - 2   2   - -   6   - 1   10 +2 - 1   G Armstrong 490 +10 15 53   58 +2 1 10   35   1 3   24 +2 1 2   104 +10   23   2 Manchester City 42 21 14 7 60 34 56
4 15/08/1976 Zeleznicar (Yugoslavia)   A FR 0-1 1-1 -   Rimmer Rice Nelson Storey D.O'Leary 1 Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton Cropley G.Armstrong (61) Matthews (77)       4 AJ Ball 14   - 1   -   - -   6   - -   5   - -   AJ Ball 177   - 45   29   - 7   12   - -   -   - -   24     5   3 Ipswich Town 42 22 8 12 66 39 52
1 21/08/1976 Bristol City   H FL 0-0 0-1 17 41,082 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Ball G.Armstrong Macdonald Radford Cropley Storey (80)         1 WL Brady 37 +1 - 5   3   - -   6   - -   7 +1 - 2   WL Brady 117 +8 8 14   6 +4 1 -   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 10 26,769 Rimmer Rice Nelson 1 Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Ball G.Armstrong Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 Brady (Cropley)         2 AJ Cropley 2 +1 2 -   -   - -   -   1 -   2 +1 - -   AJ Cropley 29 +1 3 5   2   - -   2   1 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 11 41,211 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross 1 D.O'Leary Simpson Ball G.Armstrong Macdonald 1 Stapleton Brady (Storey)         3 SP Gatting -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 2 -   SP Gatting -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   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 (Cropley)         2 FC George -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1   - 1   FC George 113 +20 9 31   21 +1 2 11   8   2 2   15 +1 1 5   27 +5   24   7 West Bromwich Albion 42 16 13 13 62 56 45
4 04/09/1976 Manchester City   H FL 0-0 0-0 9 35,132 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong Cropley (70)         4 P Howard 15 +1 5 -   -   - -   4   - -   6 +1 - -   P Howard 15 +1 5 -   -   - -   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 6 32,415 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross 1 D.O'Leary Howard Ball Brady Cropley Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Storey (46)         5 AA Hudson 19   - -   3   - -   -   - -   5   - -   AA Hudson 19   - -   3   - -   -   - -   -   - -   5     -   9 Everton 42 14 14 14 62 64 42
6 18/09/1976 Everton   H FL 0-1 3-1 3 34,076 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross Howard Powling Ball Brady 1 Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong (Cropley)         6 F McLintock -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1   - -   F McLintock 312 +2 1 26   36   1 1   34   - 4   19   1 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 (Storey)         3 MI Macdonald 41   - 25   3   - 3   6   - 1   12 +1 - 15   MI Macdonald 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 7 25,505 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Howard Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong (Matthews)         7 JM Matthews 14 +3 6 2   0 +1 - -   1   1 -   7 +3 1 1   JM Matthews 34 +4 12 2   4 +2 1 1   3   1 -   -   - -   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 (62)         3 S Nelson 31 +1 1 3   3   - -   5   - -   7 +2 - 1   S Nelson 136 +9 24 5   11 +1 2 -   13   2 -   6 +1 8 -   36 +13   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 6 39,442 Rimmer Rice 1 Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Howard Ball Brady 1 Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Storey (23)         8 MP New -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1 +1 (2) 2 0 * MP New -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   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 (Radford)         3 DA O’Leary 33   - 2   3   - -   4   - 1   7 +1 1 1   DA O’Leary 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 1* Storey Radford Matthews D.O'Leary Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong Parker (46) 1* Gatting (46) Howard (65) Rostron (75)   5 BT Parker -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 (0) - 1 * BT Parker -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 (0)   1 * 16 Norwich City 42 14 9 19 47 64 37
9 16/10/1976 Stoke City   H FL 1-0 2-0 4 28,745 Rimmer Rice 1 Storey Ross D.O'Leary Howard Ball Brady Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong Radford (86)         9 RF Powling 11 +1 2 -   -   - -   1   - -   5 +1 2 -   RF Powling 46 +5 15 1   2   2 -   1   2 -   -   - -   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 5 33,860 Rimmer Rice Storey Ross D.O'Leary Howard Ball 1 Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong (Matthews)         10 DJ Price 6 +2 - 1   -   - -   -   - -   2 +2 2 1   DJ Price 9 +5 8 1   1   - -   -   - -   -   - -   7 +7   1   18 Bristol City 42 11 13 18 38 48 35
11 23/10/1976 Leicester City   A FL 1-1 1-4 10 19,351 Rimmer Rice Storey Ross Matthews Howard Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong (Nelson)         11 J Radford 1 +1 - -   -   - -   -   1 -   4   - 1   J Radford 375 +4 6 111   43 +2 2 15   34   1 12   24   - 11   63 +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 (Storey)         4 PJ Rice 42   - 3   3   - -   6   - -   7 +1 - -   PJ Rice 288 +4 8 9   40   - 1   24   - -   15   8 -   46 +9   3   20 Sunderland 42 11 12 19 46 54 34
12 30/10/1976 Leeds United   A FL 0-1 1-2 13 33,556 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross Simpson Howard Matthews 1 Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong (Storey)         12 JJ Rimmer 42 (14) - 59 * 3 (1) - 5 * 6 (2) - 6 * 10 +2 (6) - 11 * JJ Rimmer 124 (42) - 158 * 12 (4) - 14 * 10 (2) - 12 * -   - -   26 +2 (13)   25 * 21 Stoke City 42 10 14 18 28 51 34
13 06/11/1976 Birmingham City   H FL 1-0 4-0 9 23,063 Rimmer Rice Nelson 1 Ross 1 D.O'Leary Simpson Matthews Brady Macdonald 1p Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Storey (70)         13 G Rix 4 +3 1 1   -   - -   -   - -   3 +1 1 1   G Rix 4 +3 1 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 (70) (Gatting) (Price)     6 TW Ross 29   - 4   3   - 1   5   - 3   6 +2 - 3   TW Ross 47 +1 2 5   3   1 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 (46) (Gatting)       7 JW Rostron 4 +2 - -   1   - -   -   - -   4 +2 - 2   JW Rostron 12 +5 5 2   1   - -   1   - -   -   - -   6 +5   2  
14 20/11/1976 Liverpool   H FL 1-0 1-1 10 45,016 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong 1 (Matthews)         14 PF Simpson 19   - -   3   - -   3   - -   7   - -   PF Simpson 347 +14 25 10   54   - 1   31   3 3   20 +1 3 1   80 +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 (New) (O'Leary)       8 FA Stapleton 40   - 13   3   - 1   6   - 3   7 +2 - 5   FA Stapleton 64 +2 5 17   4   - 1   7 +1 - 4   -   - -   9 +3   6  
15 27/11/1976 Coventry City   A FL 2-1 2-1 7 18,313 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Ball Brady Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong (Howard)         15 PE Storey 7 +4 5 -   0 +1 1 -   1 +1 2 -   5   1 -   PE Storey 387 +4 11 9   49 +2 2 4   36 +1 2 2   22   1 2   79 +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 (Matthews)         5 RP Wilson -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1 (1) - 0 * RP Wilson 234 (90) - 241 * 33 (13) - 32 * 18 (9) - 13 * 24 (13) - 15 * 46 +8 (29)   43 *
16 04/12/1976 Newcastle United   H FL 3-1 5-3 6 34,053 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross 1 D.O'Leary Howard Ball Brady Macdonald 3 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Matthews (72)         16 WD Young 14   - 1   -   - -   -   - -   1   - -   WD Young 14   - 1   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1     -  
17 15/12/1976 Derby County   A FL 0-0 0-0 6 24,016 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Storey Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong (Powling)         17 Own Goals -   - 1   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   Own Goals -   - 79   -   - 13   -   - -   -   - -   -     28  
18 18/12/1976 Manchester United   H FL 2-1 3-1 6 39,572 Rimmer Rice Powling Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Storey Brady 1 Macdonald 2 Stapleton G.Armstrong Rostron (85)         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 6 47,751 Rimmer Rice Powling Ross D.O'Leary Simpson Storey Brady Macdonald 2 Stapleton Rostron (Howard)         19 Friendly appearances - 9 short
20 03/01/1977 Leeds United   H FL 0-0 1-1 6 44,090 Rimmer Rice Powling Ross D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong (Storey)         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 (Storey)         3
21 15/01/1977 Norwich City   H FL 1-0 1-0 4 30,537 Rimmer Rice 1 Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong (Storey)         21
22 18/01/1977 Birmingham City   A FL 1-2 3-3 4 23,247 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald 3 Stapleton G.Armstrong (Storey)         22
23 22/01/1977 Bristol City   A FL 0-1 0-2 5 26,282 Rimmer Rice Nelson Storey D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald Stapleton Rostron (Matthews)         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 (89)         4
24 05/02/1977 Sunderland   H FL 0-0 0-0 6 30,925 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald Stapleton Rostron (Powling)         24
25 12/02/1977 Manchester City   A FL 0-0 0-1 7 45,368 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross D.O'Leary Simpson A.Hudson Brady Macdonald Stapleton Howard Matthews (60)         25
26 15/02/1977 Middlesbrough   A FL 0-3 0-3 7 26,083 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross Howard Simpson Matthews A.Hudson Macdonald Stapleton Rostron Powling (46)         26
27 19/02/1977 West Ham United   H FL 1-2 2-3 9 38,221 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross Powling Simpson A.Hudson Brady 1 Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong (Matthews)         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 (80)         5
28 01/03/1977 Everton   A FL 0-1 1-2 10 29,802 Rimmer Rice Nelson Ross Howard Powling Brady A.Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong (Matthews)         28
29 05/03/1977 Ipswich Town   H FL 0-0 1-4 10 34,688 Rimmer Rice Young Ross Howard Powling Brady Matthews Macdonald 1p Stapleton G.Armstrong Nelson (60)         29
30 08/03/1977 West Bromwich Albion   H FL 1-1 1-2 11 19,517 Rimmer Rice Nelson Price Young Howard Brady Powling Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong (Rix)         30
31 12/03/1977 Queen's Park Rangers   A FL 0-1 1-2 11 26,191 Rimmer Rice Nelson Powling Young 1 Howard Brady A.Hudson Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong Price (70)         31
32 23/03/1977 Stoke City   A FL 1-1 1-1 11 13,951 Rimmer Rice Nelson Powling Young D.O'Leary Brady A.Hudson © Macdonald Price 1 G.Armstrong (Howard)         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 (Matthews)         9
33 02/04/1977 Leicester City   H FL 3-0 3-0 11 23,013 Rimmer Rice Nelson Powling D.O'Leary 2 Young Rix 1 Price Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong Matthews (5)         33
34 09/04/1977 West Bromwich Albion   A FL 2-0 2-0 11 24,275 Rimmer Rice Matthews Price D.O'Leary Young A.Hudson Rix Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong (Howard)         34
35 11/04/1977 Tottenham Hotspur   H FL 0-0 1-0 9 47,432 Rimmer Rice Matthews Price D.O'Leary Young Rix A.Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong Brady (60)         35
36 16/04/1977 Liverpool   A FL 0-1 0-2 10 48,174 Rimmer Rice Matthews Price D.O'Leary Young A.Hudson Brady Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong (Howard)         36
37 23/04/1977 Coventry City   H FL 0-0 2-0 9 22,790 Rimmer Rice Matthews Ross D.O'Leary Young Brady A.Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Rix (75)         37
38 25/04/1977 Aston Villa   H FL 2-0 3-0 8 24,011 Rimmer Rice Nelson 1 Matthews D.O'Leary Young Brady A.Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong 1 Rostron (75)         38
39 30/04/1977 Newcastle United   A FL 1-0 2-0 7 44,763 Rimmer Rice Nelson Matthews 1 D.O'Leary Young Brady A.Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong Howard (66)         39
40 03/05/1977 Derby County   H FL 0-0 0-0 7 26,659 Rimmer Rice Nelson Matthews D.O'Leary Young Brady A.Hudson Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong Rix (63)         40
41 07/05/1977 Middlesbrough   H FL 1-0 1-1 7 23,911 Rimmer Rice Nelson Matthews D.O'Leary Young Brady Rix Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Price (70)         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 Matthews (28) Ross (28) 1 Rimmer (46) 0* Rix (60) Macdonald (80) 10
42 14/05/1977 Manchester United   A FL 0-2 2-3 8 53,232 Rimmer Rice Nelson Matthews D.O'Leary Young Brady 1 A.Hudson Macdonald Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Rix (48)         42
11 17/05/1977 Rosenborg (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 (58) (New) (Powling) (Price) (Rix) 11
12 18/05/1977 Nessegutten (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 (46) 0* Price (46) Stapleton (57) Rice (60) D.O'Leary (67) 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 Nelson (46) Stapleton (46) 1 Brady (46) Rimmer (60) 0* Armstrong (65) 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.
Home ground - Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Manager - Terry Neill
Directors - Denis Hill-Wood (Chairman), Guy Bracewell-Smith (until 18 September 1976), Robert Bellinger, Stuart McIntyre, Peter Hill-Wood, Noel Bone, Tony Wood, Ken Friar (Secretary), Bob Wall (General manager until 28 February 1977 then director from 1 March 1977).
Captain - Pat Rice
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