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     1980-81 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 1980-81
1 01/08/1980 Glasgow Rangers (Scotland)   A Fr 0-1 0-2 - 27,000 Jennings Rice Nelson Talbot O'Leary Young Allen Sunderland Stapleton Hollins Rix Devine Cohen Price   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 -   Jennings Rice Cohen Talbot O'Leary Young Allen Sunderland Stapleton 1 Price Rix Barron Devine Hollins Gatting 2 Player Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps 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 Sunderland     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       4 PG Barron -   -   -   -   -   -   1 +1 (2) 0 * 8 (4) 4 * -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   2 +3 (4) 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         1 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       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       3 PV Davis 9 +1 1   -   -   -   -   3 +1 2   10 +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         2 JA Devine 38 +1 -   1   -   4   -   4 +4 -   68 +1 -   6   -   7   -   6   -   -   -   6 +4 -   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         4 SP Gatting 22 +1 3   1   -   2   -   2 +2 -   50 +8 5   9 +1 1   3 +1 -   3 +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         2 JW Hollins 38   5   1   -   4   2   6 +2 -   61 +3 6   3   -   9 +1 2   4 +3 -   0 +1 -   8 +3 -   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         5 PA Jennings 31 (9) 33 * 1 (0) 2 * 2 (0) 2 * 9 (4) 9 * 149 (51) 150 * 29 (12) 23 * 17 (7) 17 * 15 (7) 10 * 1 (0) 3 * 22 (8) 25   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         6 BJ McDermott 16 +7 5   0 +1 -   0 +1 -   5   -   16 +10 5   0 +1 -   0 +1 -   0 +1 -   -   -   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         7 RJ Meade -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +2 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   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         3 S Nelson 0 +1 -   -   -   -   -   4   -   245 +10 10   33 +2 1   27   1   19 +2 -   1   -   59 +12 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         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         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         10 DJ Price 9 +3 1   -   -   2   -   3 +2 -   116 +10 16   26   1   11   -   11 +1 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         11 PJ Rice 0 +2 -   -   -   -   -   3 +1 -   391 +6 12   67   1   36   -   26 +1 -   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       12 G Rix 35   5   1   -   4   -   9 +1 1   153 +5 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 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       14 FA Stapleton 40   14   1   -   4   2   10   3   223 +2 75   32   15   26 +1 14   15   4   1   -   34 +3 15   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         15 A Sunderland 34   7   1   -   4   2   9 +1 3   130 +1 34   28   15   11   6   11   7   1   1   22 +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       4 BE Talbot 40   7   1   -   4   -   10   -   102   8   18   4   11   1   9   -   1   -   14   -   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         16 PL Vaessen 5 +2 2   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   14 +8 4   -   -   1   2   1 +4 1   -   -   1 +3 1  
17 11/11/1980 Southampton   A FL 1-0 1-3 5 21,244 Wood Devine Sansom Talbot Walford Young Hollins Sunderland McDermott Gatting Rix 1 Price       17 SJ Walford 20   -   -   -   2   1   3 +1 -   64 +13 3   5 +5 -   5   1   3 +2 -   1   -   6 +6 -  
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         18 CA Whyte -   -   -   -   -   -   3   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   3   -  
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       19 RJ Wilmot -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 (0) 1 * -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 (0) 1 *
5 25/11/1980 Glasgow Celtic (Scotland)   H Fr 0-0 0-0 - 20,149 Jennings Devine Nelson Talbot Whyte Walford McDermott Sunderland Stapleton Gatting Rix Price Davis Vaessen Meade 5 G Wood 11 (5) 12 * -   -   2 (0) 2 * 0 +2 (2) 0 * 11 (5) 12 * -   -   2 (0) 2 * -   -   -   -   0 +2 (2) 0 *
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         20 WD Young 40   4   1   -   4   -   8   1   160   11   28   3   18   -   15   4   0 +1 -   25 +1 1  
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       21 Own Goals -   2   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   84   -   13   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   29  
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       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         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         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         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       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       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         27
6 27/01/1981 FC 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       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         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         29
7 15/02/1981 St Mirren (Scotland)   A Fr 0-1 3-2 - 10,000 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot O'Leary 1 Whyte McDermott Sunderland Stapleton 1 Davis 1 Rix Wood Cork Gatting   7
30 21/02/1981 Nottingham Forest   A FL 1-2 1-3 8 25,357 Jennings Hollins Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young McDermott Sunderland Stapleton 1 Gatting Rix Devine       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         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       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       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         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         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       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       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 Davis Sunderland Stapleton Hollins 1 Rix         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 Davis Sunderland 2 Stapleton Nicholas Rix Wilmot 1* Hollins Meade   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       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         39
40 20/04/1981 Crystal Palace   H FL 1-0 3-2 4 24,346 Jennings Devine Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary Young 1 Hollins Sunderland Stapleton Nicholas Davis 1 McDermott       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         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       42
10 09/05/1981 Eastern Athletic Association (Hong Kong)   A Fr 0-0 3-0 - 16,210 Jennings Hollins Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young McDermott Sunderland 1 Stapleton 1 Nicholas Davis 1 Wood Devine Rix   10
09/08/1980 and 10/08/1980 - Belgrade International Tournament; Arsenal finished 4th of 4 teams; 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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