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     1981-82 ARSENAL CAREER FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 1981-82
1 05/08/1981 AIK (Sweden)   A FR 0-0 0-0 - 12,766 Jennings 0* Devine K.Sansom Talbot Whyte Young Hollins Sunderland McDermott Nicholas Davis Wood (60) 0* Nelson (60) Gatting (60)     1   League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup Friendlies League FA Cup League Cup Europe Charity Shield Friendlies     Team P W D L F A Pts
2 16/08/1981 Olympiacos (Greece)   A FR 2-1 3-2 -   Jennings Devine 1 K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland 1 McDermott Nicholas Davis 1 Gatting (46) Vaessen (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 Apps US Gls   1 Liverpool 42 26 9 7 80 32 87
3 20/08/1981 Juventus (Italy)   A FR 0-1 2-2 - 40,000 Jennings Devine K.Sansom Talbot 2 O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland McDermott Nicholas Rix Davis (46)         3 PV Davis 37 +1 1 4   1   - -   4   - -   1 +1 2 -   6 +1 - 4   47 +3 3 5   1   - -   4   - -   1 +1 2 -   -   - -   9 +3   6     2 Ipswich Town 42 26 5 11 75 53 83
4 22/08/1981 Portsmouth   A FR 1-0 1-0 -   Jennings Devine K.Sansom Davis O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland McDermott Nicholas 1 Rix (Talbot)         4 JA Devine 10 +1 3 -   -   - -   1   - -   2   2 -   4   - 1   78 +2 5 -   6   - -   8   - -   8   3 -   -   1 -   10 +5   1     3 Manchester United 42 22 12 8 59 29 78
1 29/08/1981 Stoke City   H FL 0-1 0-1 17 28,012 Jennings Devine K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Davis Sunderland McDermott Nicholas Rix Vaessen (76)         1 SP Gatting -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +2 - -   50 +8 15 5   9 +1 2 1   3 +1 1 -   3 +1 5 -   -   1 -   4 +7   2     4 Tottenham Hotspur 42 20 11 11 67 48 71
2 02/09/1981 West Bromwich Albion   A FL 2-0 2-0 10 17,194 Jennings Devine K.Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary Young Davis Sunderland 1 McDermott Nicholas Rix (Hollins)         2 PA Gorman 4   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   2 -   -   - -   4   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   2 -   -   - -   -     -     5 ARSENAL 42 20 11 11 48 37 71
3 05/09/1981 Liverpool   A FL 0-1 0-2 17 35,269 Jennings Devine K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland McDermott Nicholas Rix Davis (71)         3 R Hankin -   - -   -   - -   0 +2 - -   -   - -   1   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +2 - -   -   - -   -   - -   1     -     6 Swansea City 42 21 6 15 58 51 69
4 12/09/1981 Sunderland   H FL 0-0 1-1 16 26,527 Jennings Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Davis Sunderland 1 McDermott Nicholas Rix (Vaessen)         4 JE Hawley 12 +2 4 3   -   - -   1   - -   -   - -   2   - 1   12 +2 4 3   -   - -   1   - -   -   - -   -   - -   2     1     7 Southampton 42 19 9 14 72 67 66
1 16/09/1981 Panathinaikos (Greece)   A UC 1-0 2-0 - 20,000 Jennings Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Davis Vaessen McDermott 1 Nicholas Rix Meade (70) 1 (Wood) (Devine) (Whyte) (Gorman) 1 JW Hollins 40   1 1   1   - -   5   - -   4   - 1   7   - 1   101 +3 5 7   4   - -   14 +1 - 2   8 +3 2 1   0 +1 - -   15 +4   1     8 Everton 42 17 13 12 56 50 64
5 19/09/1981 Leeds United   A FL 0-0 0-0 17 21,410 Jennings Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Davis Sunderland McDermott Nicholas Rix Devine (46)         5 PA Jennings 16 (8) - 12 * 1 (0) - 1 * 4 (3) - 1 * 4 (2) - 2 * 7 (4) - 7 * 165 (59) - 162 * 30 (12) - 24 * 21 (10) - 18 * 19 (9) - 12 * 1 (0) - 3 * 29 (12)   29 *   9 West Ham United 42 14 16 12 66 57 58
6 22/09/1981 Birmingham City   H FL 1-0 1-0 12 19,588 Jennings Devine K.Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary Young Davis Sunderland McDermott Hollins Rix (Hawley)         6 BJ McDermott 9 +4 3 1   -   - -   3   - -   3 +1 - 1   5 +1 1 -   25 +14 16 6   0 +1 - -   3 +1 2 -   3 +2 4 1   -   - -   11 +2   -     10 Manchester City 42 15 13 14 49 50 58
7 26/09/1981 Manchester United   H FL 0-0 0-0 13 39,797 Jennings Devine K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland Hawley Nicholas Davis (McDermott)         7 RJ Meade 8 +8 5 4   0 +1 - -   1 +1 - -   2 +1 1 1   1 +1 - -   8 +8 5 4   0 +1 - -   1 +1 1 -   2 +1 1 1   -   - -   1 +3   -     11 Aston Villa 42 15 12 15 55 53 57
1 30/09/1981 Panathinaikos (Greece)   H UC 0-0 1-0 - 23,513 Jennings  Devine K.Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary  Young  Hollins Sunderland McDermott  Nicholas  Rix  Whyte (75) (Wood) (Davis) (Vaessen) (Meade) 1 S Nelson -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   0 +1 - -   245 +10 24 10   33 +2 2 1   27   2 1   19 +2 8 -   1   - -   60 +14   2     12 Nottingham Forest 42 15 12 15 42 48 57
8 03/10/1981 Notts County   A FL 1-0 1-2 16 10,840 Jennings Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Davis Sunderland Hawley 1 Nicholas Rix McDermott (75)         8 P Nicholas 28 +3 2 -   1   - -   5   - 1   4   - -   5   - 1   36 +3 2 1   1   - -   5   - 1   4   - -   -   - -   8     1     13 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 13 13 16 43 52 52
2 06/10/1981 Sheffield United   A FLC 0-0 0-1 - 19,101 Jennings Devine K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Hollins Sunderland Hawley Nicholas Davis (O'Shea)         2 DA O'Leary 40   - 1   1   - -   5   - -   4   - -   6   - -   236   - 8   32   - 1   26   - 1   18   - -   1   - -   42 +4   2     14 Coventry City 42 13 11 18 56 62 50
9 10/10/1981 Swansea City   A FL 0-1 0-2 18 20,591 Jennings Devine K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Davis Sunderland Hawley Nicholas Hollins (O'Shea)         9 DE O'Shea -   1 -   -   - -   -   1 -   -   - -   1   1 -   -   1 -   -   - -   -   1 -   -   - -   -   - -   1     -     15 Notts. County 42 13 8 21 61 69 47
10 17/10/1981 Manchester City   H FL 0-0 1-0 16 25,466 Jennings Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte McDermott Sunderland Meade 1 Nicholas Rix (Devine)         10 G Rix 39   - 9   1   - -   4   - -   4   - 1   2   - -   192 +5 2 24   28 +1 - 1   23   - -   19   - 1   1   - -   32 +4   4     16 Birmingham City 42 10 14 18 53 61 44
2 20/10/1981 Winterslag (Belgium)   A UC 0-0 0-1 - 10,000 Jennings  Devine  K.Sansom Talbot  O'Leary  Young  Hollins  Sunderland  Meade Nicholas  Rix  McDermott (69) (Wood) (Whyte) (Davis) (Vaessen) 2 SI Robson 20   1 2   1   - -   1   - -   -   - -   2   1 -   20   1 2   1   - -   1   - -   -   - -   -   - -   2     -     17 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 11 20 46 57 44
11 24/10/1981 Ipswich Town   A FL 0-1 1-2 17 24,362 Jennings Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young Davis Sunderland 1 Meade Nicholas Rix (Devine)         11 KG Sansom 42   - -   1   - -   5   - -   4   - -   5   - -   84   - 3   2   - -   9   - -   4   - -   -   - -   10     -     18 Stoke City 42 12 8 22 44 63 44
2 27/10/1981 Sheffield United   H FLC 1-0 2-0 - 22,301 Jennings Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Young 1 McDermott Sunderland 1 Meade Nicholas Rix Vaessen (77)         2 BE Sparrow -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   2   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   2     -     19 Sunderland 42 11 11 20 38 58 44
12 31/10/1981 Coventry City OG H FL 0-0 1-0 14 23,102 Jennings Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte McDermott Vaessen Hawley Nicholas Rix (Davis)         12 A Sunderland 38   - 11   1   - -   5   - 1   2   - -   7   - 1   168 +1 - 45   29   - 15   16   - 7   13   - 7   1   - 1   30 +1   6     20 Leeds United 42 10 12 20 39 61 42
2 03/11/1981 Winterslag (Belgium)   H UC 1-1 2-1 - 22,930 Jennings Hollins 1 K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte McDermott Vaessen Meade Nicholas Rix 1 Davis (6) (Wood) (Devine) (Young) (Gorman) 2 BE Talbot 42   - 7   1   - -   5   - -   4   - 1   6   1 3   144   - 15   19   - 4   16   - 1   13   - 1   1   - -   21     3     21 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 10 10 22 32 63 40
13 07/11/1981 Aston Villa   A FL 2-0 2-0 11 27,316 Jennings Devine K.Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary Whyte Hollins Vaessen Davis Nicholas Rix 1 (Meade)         13 PL Vaessen 9 +1 1 2   -   - -   0 +1 - -   2   2 -   0 +1 - -   23 +9 6 6   -   1 -   1 +1 - 2   3 +4 8 1   -   - -   1 +5   1     22 Middlesbrough 42 8 15 19 34 52 39
3 10/11/1981 Norwich City   H FLC 1-0 1-0 - 19,899 Jennings Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte McDermott Sunderland Davis Nicholas 1 Rix Meade (85)         3 CA Whyte 32   - 2   1   - -   3   - -   1 +1 2 -   4   - -   32   - 2   1   - -   3   - -   1 +1 2 -   -   - -   7     -    
14 21/11/1981 Nottingham Forest   A FL 0-1 2-1 10 20,912 Jennings Devine K.Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary Whyte Hollins Sunderland 1 Davis Nicholas Rix (McDermott)         14 RJ Wilmot -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   1 -   -   - -   0 +1 (0)   1 *  
15 28/11/1981 Everton   H FL 0-0 1-0 8 25,860 Jennings Devine K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Hollins Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix McDermott (46) 1         15 G Wood 26 (12) - 25 * -   - -   1 (0) - 3 * -   4 -   0 +1 (1) 2 0 * 37 (17) - 37 * -   - -   3 (0) - 5 * -   4 -   -   - -   0 +3 (2)   1 *  
4 01/12/1981 Liverpool   H FLC 0-0 0-0 - 37,917 Jennings Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte McDermott Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix Hankin (65)         4 WD Young 10   - -   -   - -   2   - 1   3   1 -   4   - -   170   - 11   28   - 3   20   - 1   18   1 4   0 +1 - -   30 +1   1    
16 05/12/1981 West Ham United   A FL 2-0 2-1 6 33,833 Jennings Robson K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte 1 Hollins 1p Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix (McDermott)         16 Own Goals -   - 1   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - -   -   - 85   -   - 13   -   - -   -   - 1   -   - -   -   - 31  
4 08/12/1981 Liverpool   A FLC 0-0 0-3 - 21,375 Wood Robson K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Hollins Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix Hankin (40)         4
5 29/12/1981 Glentoran (Northern Ireland)   A FR 2-0 2-0 - 7,000 Jennings Robson K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Hollins Sunderland Hankin Nicholas Davis 2 (McDermott)         5
3 02/01/1982 Tottenham Hotspur   A FAC 0-1 0-1 - 38,421 Jennings Robson K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Hollins Sunderland Rix Nicholas Davis Meade (75)         3
17 20/01/1982 Stoke City   A FL 1-0 1-0 9 9,625 Wood Robson K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Hollins Sunderland 1 Davis Nicholas Rix (Devine)         17
18 23/01/1982 Southampton   A FL 1-1 1-3 10 22,263 Wood Robson K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary 1 Whyte Hollins Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix McDermott (40)         18
19 26/01/1982 Brighton And Hove Albion   H FL 0-0 0-0 10 17,922 Wood Robson K.Sansom Talbot Hollins Whyte McDermott Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix Meade (75)         19
20 30/01/1982 Leeds United   H FL 1-0 1-0 9 22,408 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Vaessen 1 Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix (Hawley)         20
21 02/02/1982 Wolverhampton Wanderers   H FL 0-0 2-1 5 15,163 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Vaessen 1 Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix 1 Hawley (75)         21
22 06/02/1982 Sunderland   A FL 0-0 0-0 7 16,345 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Vaessen Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix (Robson)         22
23 13/02/1982 Notts County   H FL 0-0 1-0 4 18,229 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Vaessen Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix Meade (80) 1         23
24 16/02/1982 Middlesbrough   H FL 0-0 1-0 3 13,738 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Vaessen Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix 1 Meade (75)         24
25 20/02/1982 Manchester United   A FL 0-0 0-0 4 43,833 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Vaessen Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix Meade (60)         25
26 27/02/1982 Swansea City   H FL 0-1 0-2 5 29,724 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Vaessen Sunderland Davis Nicholas Rix Meade (60)         26
27 06/03/1982 Manchester City   A FL 0-0 0-0 5 30,288 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Gorman Sunderland Davis Robson Rix (Meade)         27
28 13/03/1982 Ipswich Town   H FL 1-0 1-0 4 25,977 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Gorman Sunderland Davis Robson 1 Rix (Meade)         28
29 16/03/1982 West Bromwich Albion   H FL 0-1 2-2 4 15,799 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Gorman Sunderland 1 Davis Robson Rix Meade (65) 1         29
30 20/03/1982 Coventry City   A FL 0-0 0-1 6 11,965 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot Devine Whyte Gorman Sunderland Davis Robson Rix Meade (65)         30
31 27/03/1982 Aston Villa   H FL 2-2 4-3 6 24,756 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Meade 1 Sunderland 1 Davis Robson Rix 2 (Hawley)         31
32 29/03/1982 Tottenham Hotspur   A FL 2-0 2-2 6 40,940 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Meade Sunderland 2 Davis Robson Rix Nicholas (75)         32
33 03/04/1982 Wolverhampton Wanderers   A FL 0-0 1-1 6 11,532 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Meade Sunderland Davis 1 Robson Rix Hawley (60)         33
34 10/04/1982 Brighton And Hove Albion   A FL 0-0 1-2 6 21,019 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary Whyte Meade Sunderland Davis Robson Nicholas (Hawley)         34
35 12/04/1982 Tottenham Hotspur   H FL 0-1 1-3 7 48,897 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Meade Hawley 1 Nicholas Robson Rix McDermott (80)         35
36 17/04/1982 Nottingham Forest   H FL 1-0 2-0 7 21,986 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary Whyte Meade Hawley Davis Robson Rix 1 (Nicholas)         36
37 24/04/1982 Everton   A FL 1-1 1-2 7 19,136 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Hawley Sunderland Davis Robson Rix 1 Nicholas (80)         37
38 01/05/1982 West Ham United   H FL 2-0 2-0 7 34,977 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Hawley Sunderland 1 Davis Robson Rix 1 (Meade)         38
39 04/05/1982 Birmingham City   A FL 0-0 1-0 6 13,133 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte 1 Hawley Sunderland Davis Robson Rix (Nicholas)         39
40 08/05/1982 Middlesbrough   A FL 1-1 3-1 6 9,565 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot 1 O'Leary Whyte Davis 1 Sunderland Hawley Robson Rix 1 Nicholas (70)         40
41 11/05/1982 Liverpool   H FL 0-1 1-1 6 30,932 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Nicholas Sunderland 1 Hawley Robson Rix Meade (75)         41
42 15/05/1982 Southampton   H FL 3-0 4-1 5 28,534 Wood Hollins K.Sansom Talbot O'Leary Whyte Davis 2 Sunderland Hawley 1 Robson 1 Rix (Meade)         42
6 18/05/1982 ASL Club (Trinidad)   A FR 0-1 2-3 -   Jennings Hollins 1p Sparrow Talbot O'Leary Whyte Davis 1 Sunderland Hawley Robson McDermott Meade (Wilmot) (O'Shea)     6
7 20/05/1982 Trinidad Representative XI   A FR 1-0 2-0 -   Jennings Hollins Sparrow Talbot 1 O'Leary Whyte Davis Sunderland Hawley 1 O'Shea Meade McDermott (Wilmot) (Robson)     7
27/10/1981 - after extra time, 1-0 at 90 minutes. 08/12/1981 - after extra time, 0-0 at 90 minutes. 02/01/1982 - Nicholas replaced Jennings in goal after 75 minutes with the score at 0-1.
Home ground - Arsenal Stadium, Highbury.
Manager - Terry Neill.
Directors - Stanley Rous (President), Denis Hill-Wood (Chairman until 04/05/1982), Robert Bellinger, Stuart McIntyre, Peter Hill-Wood, Noel Bone, Tony Wood, Roger Gibbs, Richard Carr, Clive Carr, Ken Friar (Secretary).
Captain - David O'Leary.
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