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 Sub 6     1978-79 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 1978-79
1 26/07/1978 Kaiserslautern (West Germany)   A FR 0-1 0-3 -   Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Rix Brady Sunderland Matthews Simpson (Barron) (Devine) (Walford) (Harvey) (Heeley) (Kosmina) 1   League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup Friendlies   League FA Cup League Cup Europe Friendlies   Team P W D L F A Pts
2 28/07/1978 Borussia Dortmund (West Germany)   A FR 0-0 1-0 - 10,500 Jennings 0* Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Rix 1 Brady Sunderland Matthews Kosmina Harvey (31) Barron (46) 0* Walford (85) (Devine) (Heeley)   2 Player Apps US Gls 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 30 8 4 85 16 68
3 05/08/1978 PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands)   A FR 0-1 0-2 - 11,000 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Rix Brady Sunderland Stapleton Kosmina Matthews (59) (Barron) (Devine) (Walford) (Harvey) (Heeley) 3 PG Barron 3 (1) - 2 * -   - -   -   - -   -   4 -   0 +1 (1) 4 0 * PG Barron 3 (1) - 2 * -   - -   -   - -   -   4 -   0 +1 (1)   0 * 2 Nottingham Forest 42 21 18 3 61 26 60
4 08/08/1978 Celtic (Scotland) 2OG A FR 1-0 3-0 - 24,000 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton 1 Rix Kosmina (70) Walford (88) (Barron)       4 WL Brady 37   - 13   10   - 2   1   - -   4   - 2   6   - 1   WL Brady 193 +8 8 36   22 +4 1 2   17   - 5   4   - 2   38 +3   9   3 West Bromwich Albion 42 24 11 7 72 35 59
5 12/08/1978 Crystal Palace   H FR 0-1 1-1 - 11,494 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton 1 Rix Walford (86) (Barron) (Matthews) (Heeley) (Kosmina)   5 SJC Brignall 0 +1 - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   SJC Brignall 0 +1 - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -     -   4 Everton 42 17 17 8 52 40 51
1 19/08/1978 Leeds United   H FL 1-1 2-2 9 42,057 Jennings Devine Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 2(1p) Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Harvey Kosmina (80)           1 JA Devine 7   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1   - -   0 +1 3 -   JA Devine 10   1 -   -   - -   -   - -   1   - -   1 +1   -   5 Leeds United 42 18 14 10 70 52 50
2 22/08/1978 Manchester City   A FL 1-0 1-1 10 39,506 Barron Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Devine Sunderland Macdonald 1 Stapleton Walford (Harvey)           2 SP Gatting 19 +2 5 1   6   1 1   -   - -   2 +1 2 -   1   - 1   SP Gatting 19 +2 5 1   6   1 1   -   - -   2 +1 - -   1 +2   1   6 Ipswich Town 42 20 9 13 63 49 49
3 26/08/1978 Everton   A FL 0-0 0-1 15 41,179 Barron Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton Devine Walford (75)           3 J Harvey 1 +1 1 -   -   - -   -   - -   1   1 -   0 +1 2 -   J Harvey 2 +1 1 -   -   - -   -   - -   1   1 -   0 +1   -   7 ARSENAL 42 17 14 11 61 48 48
2 29/08/1978 Rotherham United   A FLC 1-2 1-3 - 10,481 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Macdonald Stapleton 1 Rix (Walford)           2 DM Heeley 6 +4 1 1   -   1 -   -   - -   4 +1 - -   -   4 -   DM Heeley 9 +6 6 1   -   1 -   -   - -   4 +1 - -   0 +2   -   8 Aston Villa 42 15 16 11 59 49 46
4 02/09/1978 Queen's Park Rangers   H FL 4-0 5-1 9 33,883 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1 Sunderland Walford Stapleton 2 Rix 2 (Heeley)           4 PA Jennings 39 (11) - 46 * 11 (5) - 10 * 1 (0) - 3 * 6 (2) - 5 * 6 (2) - 8 * PA Jennings 81 (25) - 83 * 17 (7) - 15 * 8 (4) - 8 * 6 (2)   5 * 9 (2)   13 * 9 Manchester United 42 15 15 12 60 63 45
5 09/09/1978 Nottingham Forest   A FL 1-0 1-2 13 28,124 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1 Sunderland Walford Stapleton Rix Harvey (83)           5 AJ Kosmina 0 +1 3 -   -   - -   -   - -   1 +2 1 -   2 +1 2 -   AJ Kosmina 0 +1 4 -   -   - -   -   - -   1 +2 1 -   2 +1   -   10 Coventry City 42 14 16 12 58 68 44
1 13/09/1978 Lokomotive Leipzig (East Germany)   H UC 0-0 3-0 - 34,183 Jennings Rice Nelson Price Walford Young Brady Sunderland 1 Stapleton 2 Harvey Rix Gatting Heeley         1 N Law -   1 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   N Law -   1 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -     -   11 Tottenham Hotspur 42 13 15 14 48 61 41
6 16/09/1978 Bolton Wanderers   H FL 0-0 1-0 11 31,120 Jennings Rice Nelson Price Walford Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton 1 Heeley Rix (Gatting)           6 BJ McDermott 0 +2 4 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   1   - -   BJ McDermott 0 +2 4 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   1     -   12 Middlesbrough 42 15 10 17 57 50 40
7 23/09/1978 Manchester United   H FL 1-1 1-1 10 45,393 Jennings Rice Nelson Price 1 O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton Walford Rix Heeley (80)           7 MI Macdonald 4   - 2   -   - -   1   - -   0 +1 1 -   3   - -   MI Macdonald 84   - 42   9   - 10   14   - 5   0 +1 1 -   24 +1   21   13 Bristol City 42 15 10 17 47 51 40
1 27/09/1978 Lokomotive Leipzig (East Germany)   A UC 1-0 4-1 - 22,000 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1 Sunderland 1 Stapleton 2 Devine Rix Vaessen (79) Walford (79)   (Gatting) (Stead)   1 JM Matthews -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   2 +1 1 -   JM Matthews 38 +7 17 2   4 +2 2 1   6   2 2   -   - -   16 +12   1   14 Southampton 42 12 16 14 47 53 40
8 30/09/1978 Middlesbrough   A FL 1-1 3-2 9 14,404 Jennings Rice Nelson Price 1 O'Leary 1 Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton Devine Rix Walford (70) 1           8 WJT Neill -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 - -   WJT Neill 240 +1 3 8   12 +1 1 -   15 +1 - 2   5   4 -   77 +4   4   15 Manchester City 42 13 13 16 58 56 39
9 07/10/1978 Aston Villa   H FL 1-0 1-1 8 34,537 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland 1 Stapleton Walford Rix (Kosmina)           9 S Nelson 33   - 2   10   - -   1   - -   6   - -   6   - -   S Nelson 210 +9 24 8   27 +1 2 -   21   2 -   12 +2 8 -   51 +13   2   16 Norwich City 42 7 23 12 51 57 37
10 14/10/1978 Wolverhampton Wanderers   A FL 0-0 0-1 9 19,664 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton Walford Rix Stead (46)           10 DA O’Leary 37   - 2   11   - -   1   - -   5   - -   6   - -   DA O’Leary 138   - 5   21   - 1   13   - 1   5   - -   27 +4   -   17 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 11 19 54 75 35
2 18/10/1978 Hajduk Split (Yugoslavia)   A UC 1-2 1-2 - 25,000 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1 Heeley Stapleton Kosmina Rix (Barron) (Stead) (Gatting) (Harvey) (Vaessen)   2 DJ Price 39   - 8   11   - 1   1   - -   6   - -   6   - 1   DJ Price 86 +6 9 14   18   - 1   7   - -   6   - -   19 +7   2   18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 8 21 44 68 34
11 21/10/1978 Southampton   H FL 0-0 1-0 7 33,074 Jennings Rice Nelson Stead Gatting Young Brady 1 Heeley Stapleton Walford Rix (Vaessen)           11 PJ Rice 39   - 1   11   - -   1   - -   6   - -   6   - -   PJ Rice 365 +4 8 12   57   - 1   32   1 -   21   8 -   61 +9   4   19 Derby County 42 10 11 21 44 71 31
12 28/10/1978 Bristol City   A FL 2-1 3-1 7 27,016 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 2(1p) Gatting Stapleton 1 Heeley Rix Walford (65)           12 G Rix 39   - 3   11   - -   1   - -   6   - -   6   - 2   G Rix 80 +5 2 6   15 +1 - 1   8   - -   6   - -   18 +3   3   20 Queen's Park Rangers 42 6 13 23 45 73 25
2 01/11/1978 Hajduk Split (Yugoslavia)   H UC 0-0 1-0 - 41,812 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young 1 Brady Gatting Stapleton Heeley Rix Kosmina (46) Vaessen (85) (Barron) (Walford) (Stead)   2 PF Simpson -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1   - -   PF Simpson 353 +17 30 10   53   - 1   32 +1 3 3   20 +1 3 1   82 +5   3   21 Birmingham City 42 6 10 26 37 64 22
13 04/11/1978 Ipswich Town   H FL 3-1 4-1 5 35,269 Jennings Rice Nelson 1 Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton 3 Gatting Rix (Vaessen)           13 FA Stapleton 41   - 17   11   - 6   1   - 1   6   - 4   3   - 2   FA Stapleton 144 +2 5 47   20   - 11   15 +1 - 7   6   - 4   21 +3   13   22 Chelsea 42 5 10 27 44 92 20
14 11/11/1978 Leeds United   A FL 1-0 1-0 5 33,961 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton Gatting 1 Rix (Walford)           14 K Stead 1 +1 1 -   -   1 -   -   - -   -   5 -   -   - -   K Stead 1 +1 1 -   -   1 -   -   - -   -   - -   -     -  
15 18/11/1978 Everton   H FL 0-1 2-2 5 39,801 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 2(1p) Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix (Walford)           15 N Sullivan -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 (1) - 0 * N Sullivan -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 (1)   0 *
3 22/11/1978 Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia)   A UC 0-1 0-1 - 51,000 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Heeley Walford Stapleton Sunderland Rix (Barron) (Stead) (Kosmina) (McDermott) (Macdonald)   3 A Sunderland 37   - 9   11   - 6   1   - -   4   - 3   5   - -   A Sunderland 60   - 13   16   - 9   1   - -   4   - 3   9     1  
16 25/11/1978 Coventry City   A FL 0-0 1-1 5 26,786 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton 1 Walford Rix Heeley (82)           16 BE Talbot 20   - -   6   - 2   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   BE Talbot 20   - -   6   - 2   -   - -   -   - -   -     -  
17 02/12/1978 Liverpool   H FL 1-0 1-0 5 51,902 Jennings Rice Nelson Price 1 O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix (Walford)           17 PL Vaessen 1   2 -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +2 1 -   0 +1 - -   PL Vaessen 1   2 -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +2 1 -   0 +1   -  
3 06/12/1978 Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia)   H UC 0-0 1-1 - 41,452 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Heeley Sunderland 1 Stapleton Gatting Rix Macdonald (68) Kosmina (90) (Barron) (Walford) (Stead)   3 SJ Walford 26 +7 5 2   2 +4 4 -   -   1 -   2 +1 2 -   1 +3 2 -   SJ Walford 28 +10 11 2   2 +4 7 -   -   3 -   2 +1 2 -   2 +3   -  
18 09/12/1978 Norwich City   A FL 0-0 0-0 4 20,165 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix Walford (10)           18 WD Young 33   - -   10   - 2   1   - -   6   - 1   5 +1 - -   WD Young 82   - 4   16   - 3   8   - -   6   - 1   14 +1   -  
19 16/12/1978 Derby County   H FL 1-0 2-0 4 26,943 Jennings Rice Walford Price 1 O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton 1 Gatting Rix (McDermott)           19 Own goals -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - 2   Own goals -   - 82   -   - 13   -   - -   -   - -   -     30  
20 23/12/1978 Tottenham Hotspur   A FL 2-0 5-0 4 42,273 Jennings Rice Walford Price O'Leary Young Brady 1 Sunderland 3 Stapleton 1 Gatting Rix (Kosmina)           20
21 26/12/1978 West Bromwich Albion   H FL 0-2 1-2 4 40,055 Jennings Rice Walford Price O'Leary Young Brady 1p Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix (Kosmina)           21
22 30/12/1978 Birmingham City   H FL 1-1 3-1 4 27,877 Jennings Rice 1 Walford Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland 1 Stapleton 1 Gatting Rix (McDermott)           22
3 06/01/1979 Sheffield Wednesday   A FAC 1-0 1-1 - 33,635 Jennings Rice Walford Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland 1 Stapleton Gatting Rix (Stead)           3
3 09/01/1979 Sheffield Wednesday   H FAC 0-1 1-1 - 37,987 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1 Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix (Walford)           3
23 13/01/1979 Nottingham Forest   H FL 0-1 2-1 4 52,158 Jennings Walford Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton 1 Price 1 Rix (Gatting)           23
3 15/01/1979 Sheffield Wednesday   N FAC 1-1 2-2 - 25,011 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady 1 Sunderland 1 Stapleton Gatting Rix (Heeley)           3
3 17/01/1979 Sheffield Wednesday   N FAC 0-0 3-3 - 17,088 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young 1 Brady Sunderland Stapleton 2 Gatting Rix (Walford)           3
3 22/01/1979 Sheffield Wednesday   N FAC 2-0 2-0 - 30,275 Jennings Rice Nelson Price O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton 1 Gatting 1 Rix Walford (50)           3
4 27/01/1979 Notts County   H FAC 0-0 2-0 - 39,195 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot 1 O'Leary Young 1 Brady Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix (Walford)           4
24 03/02/1979 Manchester United   A FL 0-0 2-0 4 45,460 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland 2 Stapleton Price Rix (Gatting)           24
25 10/02/1979 Middlesbrough   H FL 0-0 0-0 4 28,371 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix (Walford)           25
26 13/02/1979 Queen's Park Rangers   A FL 0-0 2-1 2 21,125 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Brady 1 Sunderland Stapleton Price 1 Rix Walford (85)           26
27 24/02/1979 Wolverhampton Wanderers   H FL 0-1 0-1 2 32,215 Jennings Rice Gatting Talbot O'Leary Walford Brady Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix (McDermott)           27
5 26/02/1979 Nottingham Forest   A FAC 0-0 1-0 - 35,906 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Walford Brady Sunderland Stapleton 1 Price Rix (Gatting)           5
28 03/03/1979 Southampton   A FL 0-1 0-2 4 25,052 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Walford Brady Gatting Stapleton Price Rix Heeley (80)           28
29 10/03/1979 Bristol City   H FL 2-0 2-0 3 24,288 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Walford Brady Heeley Stapleton 1 Price Rix 1 McDermott (83)           29
30 17/03/1979 Ipswich Town   A FL 0-1 0-2 4 26,407 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Walford Brady Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix Gatting (80)           30
6 19/03/1979 Southampton   A FAC 0-0 1-1 - 24,536 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton Price 1 Rix Walford (82)           6
6 21/03/1979 Southampton   H FAC 1-0 2-0 - 44,820 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland 2 Stapleton Price Rix Walford (75)           6
31 24/03/1979 Manchester City   H FL 0-1 1-1 4 35,014 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Heeley Sunderland 1 Stapleton Price Rix McDermott (23)           31
32 26/03/1979 Bolton Wanderers   A FL 0-2 2-4 4 20,704 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Walford Gatting Sunderland Stapleton Price 1 Rix Heeley (75) 1           32
SF 31/03/1979 Wolverhampton Wanderers   N FAC 0-0 2-0 - 46,244 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Gatting Sunderland 1 Stapleton 1 Price Rix (Walford)           SF
33 03/04/1979 Coventry City   H FL 0-1 1-1 5 30,091 Jennings Rice Nelson 1 Talbot O'Leary Young Gatting Sunderland Stapleton Heeley Rix Walford (70)           33
34 07/04/1979 Liverpool   A FL 0-0 0-3 6 47,297 Jennings Rice Walford Talbot O'Leary Young Gatting Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix Brignall (75)           34
35 10/04/1979 Tottenham Hotspur   H FL 0-0 1-0 5 53,896 Jennings Rice Walford Talbot O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton 1 Price Rix (Gatting)           35
36 14/04/1979 West Bromwich Albion   A FL 1-0 1-1 5 28,353 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Walford Brady 1 Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix Gatting (70)           36
37 16/04/1979 Chelsea   H FL 2-0 5-2 5 37,232 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary 1 Walford Brady Sunderland 1 Stapleton 2 Price 1 Rix (Gatting)           37
38 21/04/1979 Derby County   A FL 0-2 0-2 6 18,674 Jennings Rice Walford Talbot Gatting Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix (Stead)           38
39 25/04/1979 Aston Villa   A FL 1-0 1-5 6 26,168 Jennings Rice Walford Talbot Gatting Devine Brady Sunderland Stapleton 1 Price Rix (Law)           39
40 28/04/1979 Norwich City   H FL 0-0 1-1 6 28,885 Jennings Devine Nelson Talbot Gatting Walford 1 Brady Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix (McDermott)           40
41 05/05/1979 Birmingham City   A FL 0-0 0-0 6 14,015 Barron Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix Walford (50)           41
F 12/05/1979 Manchester United   N FAC 2-0 3-2 - 100,000 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot 1 O'Leary Young Brady Sunderland 1 Stapleton 1 Price Rix Walford (83)           F
42 14/05/1979 Chelsea   A FL 0-1 1-1 7 30,705 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Brady Vaessen Macdonald 1 Devine Rix (Walford)           42
6 15/05/1979 Lyngby Boldklub (Denmark)   A FR 2-1 4-2 - 9,800 Jennings Rice Nelson Gatting 1 O'Leary Walford Brady 1 McDermott Macdonald Price 1 Rix 1 Sullivan Neill Vaessen Devine Young   6
09/01/1979 after extra-time, 1-1 after 90 minutes. 15/01/1979 played at Filbert Street, Leicester City, after extra-time, 1-1 after 90 minutes. 17/01/1979 played at Filbert Street, Leicester City, after extra-time, 2-2 after 90 minutes. 22/01/1979 played at Filbert Street, Leicester City.
31/03/1979 played at Villa Park, Aston Villa. 05/05/1979 Price replaced Barron in goal after 50 minutes. 12/05/1979 played at Wembley.
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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