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 Sub3 Sub 4 Sub 5     1977-78 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 1977-78
1 12/07/1977 Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia)   N FR 1-1 1-3 - 55,000 Rimmer Rice Nelson Powling O'Leary Young Brady Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong Rix (85) Matthews (100)       1   League FA Cup League Cup Friendlies   League FA Cup League Cup Europe Friendlies   Team P W D L F A Pts
2 16/07/1977 Singapore   A FR 2-1 5-1 - 45,000 Rimmer 1* Rice Nelson Powling Price Matthews Rix Hudson Macdonald 3 Stapleton 1 G.Armstrong Brady (40) 1 New (60) 0*       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 Nottingham Forest 42 25 14 3 69 24 64
3 20/07/1977 Australia   A FR 0-1 1-3 -   Rimmer Rice Nelson Powling Price Young Brady Hudson Macdonald Stapleton G.Armstrong 1 Matthews (12) O'Leary (50)       3 G Armstrong -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   5   - 1   G Armstrong 490 +10 15 53   58 +2 1 10   35   1 3   24 +2 1 2   109 +10   23   2 Liverpool 42 24 9 9 65 34 57
4 24/07/1977 Celtic (Scotland)   N FR 1-3 2-3 - 21,460 Rimmer Rice 1 Nelson Price O'Leary Young Rix Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton G.Armstrong Brady (57)         4 WL Brady 39   - 9   6   - -   7   - 4   7 +2 - 3   WL Brady 156 +8 8 23   12 +4 1 -   16   - 5   -   - -   32 +3   8   3 Everton 42 22 11 9 76 45 55
5 26/07/1977 Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia)   N FR 1-0 1-0 - 11,000 Rimmer Rice Nelson Powling O'Leary Young Brady 1 Price Sunderland Rix G.Armstrong Matthews (60)         5 JA Devine 3   1 -   -   - -   -   - -   1   - -   JA Devine 3   1 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1     -   4 Manchester City 42 20 12 10 74 51 52
6 08/08/1977 Aldershot   A FR 0-0 1-0 -   Rimmer Rice Nelson Powling O'Leary Young Rix Ross Macdonald Stapleton 1 Price (Simpson) (Howard) (Walford) (Gatting) (Stead) 6 P Fuccillo -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1   - 3   P Fuccillo -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1   - 3   5 ARSENAL 42 21 10 11 60 37 52
7 12/08/1977 Luton Town   A FR 1-0 1-1 - 6,315 Jennings Rice Nelson Ross 1 O'Leary Young Brady Powling Macdonald Stapleton Rix (Simpson) (Walford) (Matthews) (Price)   7 SP Gatting -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 1 -   SP Gatting -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +2   -   6 West Bromwich Albion 42 18 14 10 62 53 50
1 20/08/1977 Ipswich Town   A FL 0-1 0-1 17 30,384 Jennings Rice Nelson Ross Young O'Leary Powling Brady Macdonald Stapleton Rix Price (70)         1 J Harvey 1   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   J Harvey 1   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -     -   7 Coventry City 42 18 12 12 75 62 48
2 23/08/1977 Everton   H FL 1-0 1-0 10 32,924 Jennings Rice Nelson Powling 1 Young O'Leary Brady Ross Macdonald Stapleton Rix (Hudson)         2 DM Heeley 3 +2 5 -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +2 - -   DM Heeley 3 +2 5 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +2   -   8 Aston Villa 42 18 10 14 57 42 46
3 27/08/1977 Wolverhampton Wanderers   A FL 0-0 1-1 13 22,909 Jennings Rice Nelson Powling 1 Young O'Leary Ross Brady Macdonald Price Rix (Hudson)         3 P Howard -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   P Howard 15 +1 5 -   -   - -   4   - -   -   - -   6 +1   -   9 Leeds United 42 18 10 14 63 53 46
2 30/08/1977 Manchester United   H FLC 1-1 3-2 - 36,171 Jennings Rice Nelson Powling O'Leary Young Brady 1 Ross Macdonald 2 Stapleton Rix (Price)         2 AA Hudson 17   3 -   4   1 -   3 +1 - -   5   - -   AA Hudson 36   3 -   7   1 -   3 +1 - -   -   - -   10     -   10 Manchester United 42 16 10 16 67 63 42
4 03/09/1977 Nottingham Forest   H FL 1-0 3-0 7 40,810 Jennings Rice Nelson Powling O'Leary Young Brady 1p Ross Macdonald Stapleton 2 Rix (Price)         4 PA Jennings 42 (14) - 37 * 6 (2) - 5 * 7 (4) - 5 * 3 (0) - 5 * PA Jennings 42 (14) - 37 * 6 (2) - 5 * 7 (4) - 5 * -   - -   3 (0)   5 * 11 Birmingham City 42 16 9 17 55 60 41
8 06/09/1977 England XI   H FR   2-3 - 0             Brady 1   Macdonald 1               7 AJ Kosmina -   1 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   AJ Kosmina -   1 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -     -   12 Derby County 42 14 13 15 54 59 41
5 10/09/1977 Aston Villa   A FL 0-0 0-1 11 36,929 Jennings Rice Nelson Hudson O'Leary Young Brady Ross Macdonald Stapleton Rix (Simpson)         5 MI Macdonald 39   - 15   6   - 7   7   - 4   9   - 6   MI Macdonald 80   - 40   9   - 10   13   - 5   -   - -   21 +1   21   13 Norwich City 42 11 18 13 52 66 40
6 17/09/1977 Leicester City   H FL 2-0 2-1 6 27,371 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Ross Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 Rix (Simpson)         6 F McLintock -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1   - -   F McLintock 312 +2 1 26   36   1 1   34   - 4   19   1 1   60     11   14 Middlesbrough 42 12 15 15 42 54 39
7 24/09/1977 Norwich City   A FL 0-1 0-1 11 19,312 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Simpson Matthews Ross Macdonald Stapleton Rix Walford (70)         7 JM Matthews 4 +3 5 -   -   1 -   3   1 2   1 +4 2 -   JM Matthews 38 +7 17 2   4 +2 2 1   6   2 2   -   - -   14 +11   1   15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 12 12 18 51 64 36
8 01/10/1977 West Ham United   H FL 1-0 3-0 9 41,245 Jennings Rice 1 Nelson Price O'Leary Simpson Brady 1p Ross Macdonald Stapleton 1 Rix (Walford)         8 S Nelson 41   - 1   6   - -   7   - -   9   - -   S Nelson 177 +9 24 6   17 +1 2 -   20   2 -   6 +1 8 -   45 +13   2   16 Chelsea 42 11 14 17 46 69 36
9 04/10/1977 Liverpool   H FL 0-0 0-0 7 47,110 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Simpson Brady Ross Macdonald Stapleton Rix Matthews (70)         9 MP New -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1 +1 (1) 1 3 * MP New -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   2 +2 (3)   3 * 17 Bristol City 42 11 13 18 49 53 35
10 08/10/1977 Manchester City   A FL 1-1 1-2 9 43,177 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Simpson Brady Matthews Macdonald 1 Stapleton Rix (Walford)         10 DA O’Leary 41   - 1   6   - 1   6   - -   8 +1 - -   DA O’Leary 101   - 3   10   - 1   12   - 1   -   - -   21 +4   -   18 Ipswich Town 42 11 13 18 47 61 35
11 15/10/1977 Queen's Park Rangers   H FL 0-0 1-0 8 36,290 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton Rix (Matthews)         11 RF Powling 4   - 2   -   - -   1   - -   6   - -   RF Powling 50 +5 15 3   2   2 -   2   2 -   -   - -   20 +5   1   19 Queen's Park Rangers 42 9 15 18 47 64 33
12 22/10/1977 Bristol City   A FL 1-0 2-0 8 25,497 Jennings Rice Nelson Price Young Simpson Brady Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton Rix 1 (Matthews)         12 DJ Price 38 +1 1 5   6   - -   6   - -   6   1 -   DJ Price 47 +6 9 6   7   - -   6   - -   -   - -   13 +7   1   20 West Ham United 42 12 8 22 52 69 32
3 25/10/1977 Southampton   H FLC 0-0 2-0 - 40,749 Jennings Rice Nelson Price Young Simpson Brady 1p Hudson Macdonald Stapleton 1 Rix (Ross)         3 J Radford -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1   - 1   J Radford 375 +4 6 111   42 +2 2 15   34   1 12   24   - 11   65 +8   40   21 Newcastle United 42 6 10 26 42 78 22
13 29/10/1977 Birmingham City   H FL 0-1 1-1 8 31,355 Jennings Rice 1 Nelson Price O'Leary Simpson Brady Ross Macdonald Stapleton Rix Heeley (70)         13 PJ Rice 38   - 2   6   - -   7   1 -   9   - 1   PJ Rice 326 +4 8 11   46   - 1   31   1 -   15   8 -   55 +9   4   22 Leicester City 42 5 12 25 26 70 22
14 05/11/1977 Manchester United   A FL 0-0 2-1 7 53,055 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 Rix (Simpson)         14 JJ Rimmer -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   6 (2) - 10 * JJ Rimmer 124 (42) - 158 * 12 (4) - 14 * 10 (2) - 12 * -   - -   32 +2 (15)   35 *
15 12/11/1977 Coventry City OG H FL 1-1 1-1 5 31,653 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Rix (Heeley)         15 G Rix 37 +2 1 2   4 +1 - 1   7   - -   8 +1 - -   G Rix 41 +5 2 3   4 +1 - 1   7   - -   -   - -   12 +3   1   WORLD OF SOCCER CUP 1977
16 19/11/1977 Newcastle United   A FL 0-0 2-1 5 22,880 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland 1 Hudson Stapleton 1 Rix (Walford)         16 GV Roeder -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1   - -   GV Roeder -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1     -     Team P W D L F A Pts
8 22/11/1977 Tottenham Hotspur   H FR 0-1 1-3 - 17,154 Jennings Rice Nelson Walford O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton 1 Rix Simpson (46) Heeley (75) (New) (Matthews)   8 TW Ross 10   - -   -   - -   1   1 -   2   - 1   TW Ross 57 +1 2 5   3   1 1   6   1 3   -   - -   9 +3   4   1 Celtic (Scotland) 2 2 1 0 7 5 7
17 26/11/1977 Derby County   H FL 0-0 1-3 7 31,989 Jennings Rice Nelson 1 Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Rix (Heeley)         17 PF Simpson 6 +3 5 -   -   - -   1 +1 - -   0 +1 2 -   PF Simpson 353 +17 30 10   54   - 1   32 +1 3 3   20 +1 3 1   80 +5   3   2 Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia) 2 1 1 1 4 4 4
4 29/11/1977 Hull City   H FLC 3-0 5-1 - 25,922 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1 Matthews 2 Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 Rix Simpson (66)         4 FA Stapleton 39   - 13   5   - 4   7   - 2   9   - 4   FA Stapleton 103 +2 5 30   9   - 5   14 +1 - 6   -   - -   18 +3   10   3 Australia XI 2 1 0 2 7 7 3
18 03/12/1977 Middlesbrough OG A FL 0-0 1-0 6 17,422 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Rix (Matthews)         18 K Stead -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   K Stead -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   4 ARSENAL 2 1 0 2 4 6 3
19 10/12/1977 Leeds United   H FL 0-0 1-1 5 40,162 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young 1 Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Rix (Simpson)         19 A Sunderland 23   - 4   5   - 3   -   - -   4   - 1   A Sunderland 23   - 4   5   - 3   -   - -   -   - -   4     1   3 points for a win
9 12/12/1977 QADSIA (Kuwait)   A FR 0-0 1-1 -   Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton 1 Rix Matthews (35)         9 SJ Walford 2 +3 6 -   -   3 -   -   2 -   1   2 -   SJ Walford 2 +3 6 -   -   3 -   -   2 -   -   - -   1     -   1 point for a draw
20 17/12/1977 Coventry City   A FL 1-0 2-1 5 20,993 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton 2 Rix (Matthews)         20 WD Young 35   - 3   6   - 1   7   - -   8   - -   WD Young 49   - 4   6   - 1   7   - -   -   - -   9     -  
21 26/12/1977 Chelsea   H FL 2-0 3-0 3 46,074 Jennings Rice Nelson Price 1 O'Leary 1 Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Rix 1 Simpson (75)         21 Own Goals -   - 3   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   Own Goals -   - 82   -   - 13   -   - -   -   - -   -     28  
22 27/12/1977 West Bromwich Albion   A FL 2-0 3-1 3 27,723 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1p Sunderland 1 Macdonald 1 Stapleton Rix (Simpson)         22 P Fuccillo (Luton Town), F McLintock (Leicester City manager), J Radford (Blackburn Rovers) and GV Roeder (Orient) all played as guests.
23 31/12/1977 Everton   A FL 0-1 0-2 4 47,039 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Rix Simpson (50)         23 Friendly appearances - 9 short
24 02/01/1978 Ipswich Town   H FL 1-0 1-0 4 43,705 Jennings Rice Nelson Price 1 O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Heeley Rix Simpson (75)         24 Friendly goals conceded - 3 short
3 07/01/1978 Sheffield United   A FAC 4-0 5-0 - 32,156 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary 1 Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald 2 Stapleton 2 Rix (Walford)         3
25 14/01/1978 Wolverhampton Wanderers   H FL 2-0 3-1 4 34,784 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1 Sunderland Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 Rix (Walford)         25
5 18/01/1978 Manchester City   A FLC 0-0 0-0 - 42,435 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Matthews Macdonald Stapleton Rix (Walford)         5
26 21/01/1978 Nottingham Forest   A FL 0-1 0-2 5 35,743 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Rix (Matthews)         26
5 24/01/1978 Manchester City   H FLC 0-0 1-0 - 57,960 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1p Matthews Macdonald Stapleton Rix Hudson (46)         5
4 28/01/1978 Wolverhampton Wanderers   H FAC 1-1 2-1 - 49,373 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland 1 Macdonald 1 Hudson Rix (Matthews)         4
27 04/02/1978 Aston Villa   H FL 0-1 0-1 5 30,127 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Hudson Rix (Heeley)         27
SF 07/02/1978 Liverpool   A FLC 1-1 1-2 - 44,764 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Hudson Macdonald 1 Stapleton Rix (Matthews)         SF
28 11/02/1978 Leicester City   A FL 0-0 1-1 5 15,780 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1p Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Rix (Hudson)         28
SF 14/02/1978 Liverpool   H FLC 0-0 0-0 - 49,561 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Hudson Macdonald Stapleton Rix (Walford)         SF
5 18/02/1978 Walsall   H FAC 3-0 4-1 - 43,789 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland 1 Macdonald 1 Stapleton 2 Rix (Hudson)         5
29 25/02/1978 West Ham United   A FL 2-0 2-2 5 31,675 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald 2 Stapleton Rix Walford (70)         29
30 28/02/1978 Norwich City   H FL 0-0 0-0 5 23,506 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Hudson Heeley (70)         30
31 04/03/1978 Manchester City   H FL 1-0 3-0 4 34,003 Jennings Rice Nelson Price 1 O'Leary Young 1 Brady Sunderland 1 Hudson Stapleton Heeley Walford (85)         31
6 11/03/1978 Wrexham   A FAC 1-0 3-2 - 25,547 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young 1 Brady Sunderland 1 Macdonald 1 Stapleton Hudson (Walford)         6
32 18/03/1978 Bristol City   H FL 4-1 4-1 4 28,463 Jennings Rice Nelson Price 1 O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland 1 Macdonald Stapleton 2 Hudson Rix (75)         32
33 21/03/1978 Birmingham City   A FL 0-1 1-1 4 22,087 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1p Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Hudson (Rix)         33
34 25/03/1978 West Bromwich Albion   H FL 1-0 4-0 3 36,763 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young 1 Brady Sunderland Macdonald 3 Stapleton Hudson Rix (53)         34
35 27/03/1978 Chelsea   A FL 0-0 0-0 3 40,764 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Rix Macdonald Stapleton Hudson (Walford)         35
36 01/04/1978 Manchester United   H FL 1-1 3-1 3 40,739 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1 Rix Macdonald 2 Stapleton Hudson (Devine)         36
SF 08/04/1978 Orient   N FAC 2-0 3-0 - 49,698 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Rix 1 Macdonald 2 Stapleton Hudson (Walford)         SF
37 11/04/1978 Queen's Park Rangers   A FL 0-1 1-2 4 25,683 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1p Hudson Macdonald Stapleton Rix Matthews (60)         37
38 15/04/1978 Newcastle United   H FL 0-0 2-1 3 33,353 Jennings Rice Nelson Price 1 O'Leary Walford Brady 1 Rix Macdonald Stapleton Hudson (Heeley)         38
39 22/04/1978 Leeds United OG A FL 3-1 3-1 3 33,263 Jennings © Devine Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Rix Macdonald 1 Stapleton 1 Matthews (Walford)         39
40 25/04/1978 Liverpool   A FL 0-1 0-1 5 38,318 Jennings Devine Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Rix Macdonald Stapleton Hudson Matthews (46)         40
41 29/04/1978 Middlesbrough   H FL 1-0 1-0 4 32,138 Jennings Devine Nelson Price O'Leary Young Sunderland Hudson Macdonald Stapleton 1 Rix (Heeley)         41
F 06/05/1978 Ipswich Town   N FAC 0-0 0-1 - 100,000 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Hudson Rix (75)         F
42 09/05/1978 Derby County   A FL 0-1 0-3 5 21,189 Jennings Price Matthews Harvey O'Leary Walford Heeley Rix Sunderland Stapleton Hudson (Kosmina)         42
10 12/05/1978 Tottenham Hotspur   A FR 3-2 5-3 - 23,520 New Devine Roeder McLintock O'Leary Fuccillo 3 Rix Hudson Sunderland 1 Radford 1 Stapleton Heeley (65) Gatting (70) (Harvey)     10
12-16/07/1977 World of Soccer Cup played at National Stadium, Singapore; played as two semi-finals and one final. 12/07/1977 after extra time; 1-1 after 90 minutes. 20-26/07/1977 World of Soccer Cup played in Australia; 20/07/1977 played at Sydney Sports' Ground, Sydney; 24/07/1977 played at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney;
26/07/1977 played at Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide; played as group and one final. 22/11/1977 Pat Rice testimonial. 08/04/1978 played at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea. 06/05/1978 played at Wembley. 12/05/1978 John Pratt testimonial.
Home ground - Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Manager - Terry Neill
Directors - Denis Hill-Wood (Chairman), Robert Bellinger, Stuart McIntyre, Peter Hill-Wood, Noel Bone, Tony Wood, Bob Wall, Ken Friar (Secretary).
Captain - Pat Rice
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