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     1980-81 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 1980-81
1 01/08/1980 Rangers (Scotland)   A FR 0-1 0-2 - 27,000 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Allen Sunderland Stapleton Hollins Rix Devine (46) Cohen (46) Price (46)     1   League FA Cup League Cup Friendlies League FA Cup League Cup Europe Charity Shield Friendlies   Team P W D L F A Pts
2 03/08/1980 Aberdeen (Scotland)   A FR 1-1 1-2 - 16,000 Jennings 1* Rice Cohen Talbot O'Leary Young Allen Sunderland Stapleton 1 Price Rix Barron (46) 1* Devine (46) Gatting (46) Hollins (75)   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 Aston Villa 42 26 8 8 72 40 60
3 09/08/1980 Vasco Da Gama (Brazil)   N FR 1-0 1-2 -   Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot Walford Young Allen Hollins Stapleton Price Rix 1 Devine (60) Sunderland (60)       3 CD Allen -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   3   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   3   - -   2 Ipswich Town 42 23 10 9 77 43 56
4 10/08/1980 Partizan Belgrade (Yugoslavia)   A FR 0-0 0-0 -   Barron Devine Nelson Talbot Young Walford Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix Rice (70)         4 PG Barron -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1 +1 (1) - 1 * 8 (4) - 4 * -   - -   -   - -   -   12 -   -   1 -   2 +3 (2)   1 * 3 ARSENAL 42 19 15 8 61 45 53
1 16/08/1980 West Bromwich Albion   A FL 1-0 1-0 10 22,364 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Vaessen Price Stapleton 1 Hollins Rix (Walford)         1 J Cohen -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1 +1 - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   1 +1 - -   4 West Bromwich Albion 42 20 12 10 60 42 52
2 19/08/1980 Southampton   H FL 1-0 1-1 5 43,050 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Vaessen Stapleton 1 Price Rix McDermott (75)         2 D Cork -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1   -   5 Liverpool 42 17 17 8 62 42 51
3 23/08/1980 Coventry City   A FL 0-0 1-3 11 15,399 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton 1 Price Rix Rice (75)         3 PV Davis 9 +1 2 1   -   - -   -   - -   3 +1 2 2   10 +2 2 1   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   3 +2   2   6 Southampton 42 20 10 12 76 56 50
2 26/08/1980 Swansea City   A FLC 0-0 1-1 - 17,036 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton 1 Price Rix (McDermott)         2 JA Devine 38 +1 1 -   1   - -   4   - -   4 +4 - -   68 +1 2 -   6   - -   7   - -   6   1 -   -   1 -   6 +5   -   7 Nottingham Forest 42 19 12 11 62 44 50
4 30/08/1980 Tottenham Hotspur   H FL 0-0 2-0 8 54,045 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton 1 Price 1 Rix (Vaessen)         4 SP Gatting 22 +1 4 3   1   - -   2   - -   2 +2 - -   50 +8 15 5   9 +1 2 1   3 +1 1 -   3 +1 5 -   -   1 -   4 +5   2   8 Manchester United 42 15 18 9 51 36 48
2 02/09/1980 Swansea City   H FLC 1-1 3-1 - 26,399 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot Walford 1 Young Hollins 1p Sunderland 1 Stapleton Price Rix (Meade)         2 JW Hollins 38   1 5   1   - -   4   - 2   6 +2 - -   61 +3 4 6   3   - -   9 +1 - 2   4 +3 2 -   0 +1 - -   8 +4   -   9 Leeds United 42 17 10 15 39 47 44
5 06/09/1980 Manchester City   A FL 0-0 1-1 9 32,233 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young 1 Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix (Walford)         5 PA Jennings 31 (9) - 33 * 1 (0) - 2 * 2 (0) - 2 * 9 (4) - 7 * 149 (51) - 150 * 29 (12) - 23 * 17 (7) - 17 * 15 (7) - 10 * 1 (0) - 3 * 22 (8)   22 * 10 Tottenham Hotspur 42 14 15 13 70 68 43
6 13/09/1980 Stoke City   H FL 0-0 2-0 5 27,183 Jennings Devine Sansom 1 Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins 1 Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix (McDermott)         6 BJ McDermott 16 +7 8 5   0 +1 - -   0 +1 2 -   5   - -   16 +10 13 5   0 +1 - -   0 +1 2 -   0 +1 4 -   -   - -   6 +1   -   11 Stoke City 42 12 18 12 51 60 42
7 20/09/1980 Middlesbrough   A FL 1-1 1-2 9 14,680 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Price Rix 1 (Gatting)         7 RJ Meade -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   0 +2 1 -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +2   -   12 Manchester City 42 14 11 17 56 59 39
3 22/09/1980 Stockport County   A FLC 1-0 3-1 - 11,635 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins 1 Sunderland 1 Stapleton 1 Gatting Rix (McDermott)         3 S Nelson 0 +1 - -   -   - -   -   - -   4   1 -   245 +10 24 10   33 +2 2 1   27   2 1   19 +2 8 -   1   - -   60 +13   2   13 Birmingham City 42 13 12 17 50 61 38
8 27/09/1980 Nottingham Forest   H FL 0-0 1-0 8 37,582 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix 1 (McDermott)         8 P Nicholas 8   - 1   -   - -   -   - -   3   - -   8   - 1   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   3     -   14 Middlesbrough 42 16 5 21 53 61 37
9 04/10/1980 Leicester City   H FL 1-0 1-0 5 28,490 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton 1 Gatting Rix (McDermott)         9 DA O'Leary 24   - 1   1   - -   2   - -   6   - 2   196   - 7   31   - 1   21   - 1   14   - -   1   - -   36 +4   2   15 Everton 42 13 10 19 55 58 36
10 07/10/1980 Birmingham City   A FL 1-2 1-3 6 15,511 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Hollins Sunderland 1 Stapleton Gatting Rix (Price)         10 DJ Price 9 +3 3 1   -   - -   2   - -   3 +2 - -   116 +10 16 16   27   2 1   11   3 -   11 +1 2 2   1   - -   26 +9   2   16 Coventry City 42 13 10 19 48 68 36
11 11/10/1980 Manchester United   A FL 0-0 0-0 9 49,036 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix (McDermott)         11 PJ Rice 0 +2 2 -   -   - -   -   - -   3 +1 - -   391 +6 10 12   67   - 1   36   1 -   26 +1 9 -   1   - -   68 +11   5   17 Sunderland 42 14 7 21 52 53 35
12 18/10/1980 Sunderland   H FL 1-0 2-2 9 32,135 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young 1 Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Gatting 1 Rix McDermott (68)         12 G Rix 35   - 5   1   - -   4   - -   9 +1 - 1   153 +5 2 15   27 +1 - 1   19   - -   15   - -   1   - -   30 +4   4   18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 9 20 43 55 35
13 21/10/1980 Norwich City   H FL 1-0 3-1 5 21,839 Wood Devine Sansom 1 Talbot 1 Walford Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix McDermott (82) 1         13 KG Sansom 42   - 3   1   - -   4   - -   5   - -   42   - 3   1   - -   4   - -   -   - -   -   - -   5   - -   19 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 14 7 21 54 67 35
14 25/10/1980 Liverpool   A FL 0-0 1-1 8 40,310 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Hollins Sunderland 1 Stapleton Price Rix Rice (46)         14 FA Stapleton 40   - 14   1   - -   4   - 2   10   - 3   223 +2 5 75   32   - 15   26 +1 - 14   15   - 4   1   - -   35 +3   17   20 Norwich City 42 13 7 22 49 73 33
15 01/11/1980 Brighton And Hove Albion   H FL 0-0 2-0 5 28,569 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton McDermott 1 Rix 1 (Rice)         15 A Sunderland 34   - 7   1   - -   4   - 2   9 +1 - 3   130 +1 - 34   28   - 15   11   - 6   11   - 7   1   - 1   23 +1   5   21 Leicester City 42 13 6 23 40 67 32
4 04/11/1980 Tottenham Hotspur   A FLC 0-1 0-1 - 42,511 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix McDermott (70)         4 BE Talbot 40   - 7   1   - -   4   - -   10   - -   102   - 8   18   - 4   11   - 1   9   - -   1   - -   15     -   22 Crystal Palace 42 6 7 29 47 83 19
16 08/11/1980 Leeds United   A FL 2-0 5-0 4 20,855 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot 1 Walford Young Hollins 2 Sunderland 1 Gatting 1 McDermott Rix (Rice)         16 PL Vaessen 5 +2 1 2   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 1 -   14 +8 5 4   -   1 -   1   - 2   1 +4 6 1   -   - -   1 +4   1  
17 11/11/1980 Southampton   A FL 1-0 1-3 5 21,244 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Hollins Sunderland Gatting McDermott Rix 1 Price (75)         17 SJ Walford 20   2 -   -   - -   2   - 1   3 +1 - -   64 +13 18 3   5 +5 11 -   5   3 1   3 +2 9 -   1   - -   6 +7   -   BELGRADE INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT 1980-81
18 15/11/1980 West Bromwich Albion OG H FL 0-1 2-2 5 25,858 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland 1 Stapleton Gatting Rix (McDermott)         18 CA Whyte -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   3   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   3     -     Team P W D L F A Pts
19 22/11/1980 Everton   H FL 2-0 2-1 4 30,911 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Walford Hollins Sunderland Stapleton 1 McDermott 1 Rix Gatting (46)         19 RJ Wilmot -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 (0) - 1 * -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   -   - -   0 +1 (0)   1 * 1                
5 25/11/1980 Celtic (Scotland)   H FR 0-0 0-0 - 20,149 Jennings Devine Nelson Talbot Whyte Walford McDermott Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix Price (46) Davis (65) Meade (65) Vaessen (80) (Wood) 5 G Wood 11 (5) - 12 * -   - -   2 (0) - 2 * 0 +2 (1) 3 1 * 11 (5) - 12 * -   - -   2 (0) - 2 * -   - -   -   - -   0 +2 (1)   1 * 2                
20 29/11/1980 Aston Villa   A FL 0-0 1-1 5 30,140 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot 1 Young Walford Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix (Price)         20 WD Young 40   - 4   1   - -   4   - -   8   - 1   160   - 11   28   - 3   18   - -   15   - 4   0 +1 - -   26 +1   1   3                
21 06/12/1980 Wolverhampton Wanderers   H FL 1-1 1-1 4 26,050 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Hollins McDermott Stapleton 1 Gatting Rix Vaessen (75)         21 Own Goals -   - 2   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - 84   -   - 13   -   - -   -   - 1   -   - -   -     31   4 ARSENAL 2 0 1 2 1 2 1
22 13/12/1980 Sunderland   A FL 0-1 0-2 6 21,595 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Price McDermott Stapleton Gatting Davis Vaessen (80)         22
23 20/12/1980 Manchester United   H FL 1-0 2-1 4 33,730 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Vaessen 1 McDermott Stapleton Gatting Rix 1 (Price)         23
24 26/12/1980 Crystal Palace   A FL 1-1 2-2 4 29,850 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Hollins Vaessen Stapleton 1 McDermott 1 Rix (Gatting)         24
25 27/12/1980 Ipswich Town   H FL 1-0 1-1 4 42,818 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Hollins Sunderland 1 Stapleton Gatting Rix (McDermott)         25
3 03/01/1981 Everton   A FAC 0-0 0-2 - 34,236 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix McDermott (84)         3
26 10/01/1981 Everton   A FL 0-0 2-1 4 29,362 Jennings Devine Sansom Davis Walford Young Hollins Vaessen 1 Stapleton Gatting 1 McDermott Price (60)         26
27 17/01/1981 Tottenham Hotspur   A FL 0-1 0-2 5 32,994 Jennings Devine Sansom McDermott Walford Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix (Davis)         27
6 27/01/1981 Cologne (West Germany)   H FR 1-0 1-0 - 10,540 Jennings Hollins Sansom Talbot O'Leary 1 Young McDermott Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix Walford (46) (Wood) (Nelson) (Davis) (Vaessen) 6
28 31/01/1981 Coventry City   H FL 1-1 2-2 6 24,876 Jennings Hollins Sansom Talbot 1 Walford Young McDermott Sunderland Stapleton 1 Gatting Rix (Davis)         28
29 07/02/1981 Stoke City   A FL 0-1 1-1 6 14,428 Jennings Hollins Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young McDermott Sunderland Stapleton 1 Gatting Rix (Devine)         29
7 15/02/1981 St Mirren (Scotland)   A FR 0-1 3-2 - 10,000 Jennings 1* Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary 1 Whyte McDermott Sunderland Stapleton 1 Davis 1 Rix Wood (46) 1* Gatting (60) Cork (80)     7
30 21/02/1981 Nottingham Forest   A FL 1-2 1-3 8 25,357 Jennings Hollins Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Gatting Sunderland Stapleton 1 McDermott Rix Devine (70)         30
31 24/02/1981 Manchester City   H FL 0-0 2-0 7 24,790 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland 1 Stapleton Gatting Rix (McDermott)         31
32 28/02/1981 Middlesbrough   H FL 2-1 2-2 6 24,504 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Walford Hollins 1p Sunderland Stapleton 1 Gatting Rix McDermott (28)         32
33 07/03/1981 Leicester City   A FL 0-1 0-1 7 20,198 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix Price (75)         33
8 17/03/1981 Orient   A FR 0-0 1-0 - 3,623 Jennings Hollins Sansom Talbot Whyte Young 1 McDermott Sunderland Stapleton Nicholas Rix (Wood) (Davis) (Meade)     8
34 21/03/1981 Norwich City   A FL 0-1 1-1 7 19,569 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary Young Nicholas Sunderland Stapleton McDermott Rix (Hollins)         34
35 28/03/1981 Liverpool   H FL 1-0 1-0 7 47,058 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland 1 Stapleton Nicholas Rix Davis (60)         35
36 31/03/1981 Birmingham City   H FL 1-0 2-1 7 17,431 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary 1 Young Davis Sunderland Stapleton 1 Nicholas Rix McDermott (70)         36
37 04/04/1981 Brighton And Hove Albion   A FL 1-0 1-0 7 21,015 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins 1 Sunderland Stapleton Davis Rix (Gatting)         37
9 08/04/1981 Kent County FA XI   A FR 1-1 2-2 - 3,778 Jennings 1* Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Nicholas Sunderland 2 Stapleton Davis Rix Wilmot (46) 1* Hollins (46) Meade (46)     9
38 11/04/1981 Leeds United   H FL 0-0 0-0 7 29,339 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Nicholas Davis McDermott (77)         38
39 18/04/1981 Ipswich Town   A FL 1-0 2-0 5 30,935 Jennings Devine Sansom 1 Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Nicholas 1 Davis (McDermott)         39
40 20/04/1981 Crystal Palace   H FL 1-1 3-2 4 24,346 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary Young 1 Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Nicholas Davis 1 McDermott (46)         40
41 25/04/1981 Wolverhampton Wanderers OG A FL 1-1 2-1 3 15,160 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins McDermott Stapleton 1 Nicholas Davis (Gatting)         41
42 02/05/1981 Aston Villa   H FL 2-0 2-0 3 57,472 Jennings Hollins Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young 1 McDermott 1 Sunderland Stapleton Nicholas Davis Nelson (72)         42
10 09/05/1981 Eastern Athletic Association (Hong Kong)   A FR 0-0 3-0 - 16,210 Jennings 0* Hollins Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young McDermott Sunderland 1 Stapleton 1 Nicholas Davis 1 Wood 0* Devine Rix     10
09/08/1980 and 10/08/1980 - Belgrade International Tournament; 10/08/1980 - lost 3-4 on penalties. 25/11/1980 - Sammy Nelson testimonial. 17/03/1981  Vilma Angell benefit match. 08/04/1981 played at Gillingham. 09/05/1981 - Kuk Trophy.
Home ground - Arsenal Stadium, Highbury.
Manager - Terry Neill.
Directors - Stanley Rous (President), Denis Hill-Wood (Chairman), Robert Bellinger, Stuart McIntyre, Peter Hill-Wood, Noel Bone, Bob Wall (until 23 March 1981), Tony Wood, Roger Gibbs, Ken Friar (Secretary).
Captain - David O'Leary.
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