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     1996-97 ARSENAL CAREER   FA CARLING PREMIERSHIP 1996-97
1 19/07/1996 St. Albans City   A Fr 2-0 6-0 -   Harper Dixon 2 Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Parlour Wright Merson 1 Hartson S.Hughes 1 Shaw 2 Marshall Hillier Morrow   1   League FA Cup League Cup Europe Friendlies League FA Cup League Cup Europe Charity Shield ESC Friendlies     Team P W D L F A Pts
2 27/07/1996 Birmingham City   A Fr 0-0 0-1 - 11,101 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Platt Keown Bould Parlour Shaw Merson Hartson S.Hughes Linighan         2 SN Player Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls   1 Manchester United 38 21 12 5 76 44 75
3 31/07/1996 Glasgow Celtic (Scotland)   A Fr 1-0 1-2 - 47,300 Seaman Dixon 1 Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Parlour Platt Merson Hartson Hillier Dickov S.Hughes Shaw     3 6 TA Adams 27 +1 3   3   -   3   -   1   -   -   -   391 +4 27   34 +1 5   56 +1 5   21   2   3   -   2   -   82 +6 9     2 Newcastle United 38 19 11 8 73 40 68
4 03/08/1996 Glasgow Rangers (Scotland)   A Fr 0-1 0-3 - 41,245 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Platt Wright Merson Hartson Parlour Rose S.Hughes       4 - VA Anderson -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   120   9   12   3   18   3   -   -   -   -   -   -   19 +1 1     3 Arsenal 38 19 11 8 62 32 68
5 07/08/1996 Fiorentina (Italy)   A Fr - 0-2 - 18,000 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Hillier Wright Shaw Rose Parlour           5 11 N Anelka 0 +4 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   2   -   0 +4 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   2   -     4 Liverpool 38 19 11 8 62 37 68
6 07/08/1996 Benfica (Portugal)   N Fr - 1-3 - 18,000 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Hillier Wright Shaw Rose Parlour Hartson 1         6 10 DNM Bergkamp 28 +1 12   2   1   2   1   1   -   3   2   61 +1 23   3   1   9   6   1   -   -   -   -   -   10 +1 11     5 Aston Villa 38 17 10 11 47 34 61
7 10/08/1996 Ipswich Town   A Fr 1-0 1-1 - 13,850 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Platt Wright 1 Merson Bergkamp Parlour Helder Hartson       7 5 SA Bould 33   -   3   -   3   -   1 +1 -   9   -   236 +8 5   20   -   30   1   11 +4 2   -   -   2   -   53 +12 1     6 Chelsea 38 16 11 11 58 55 59
8 13/08/1996 Northampton Town   A Fr 1-0 1-3 - 7,478 Harper McGowan S.Hughes McGoldrick Rose Morrow Hillier Merson Hartson 1 Shaw Helder Selley Clarke Read     8 29 AJ Clarke -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +2 -   4 +3 -   1 +1 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1 +4 -     7 Sheffield Wednesday 38 14 15 9 50 51 57
1 17/08/1996 West Ham United   H FL 2-0 2-0 3 38,056 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Parlour Hartson 1 Merson Bergkamp 1p Morrow Wright Dickov       1 23 P Dickov 0 +1 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   6 +15 3   -   -   2 +2 3   -   -   -   -   -   -   4 +7 3     8 Wimbledon 38 15 11 12 49 46 56
2 19/08/1996 Liverpool   A FL 0-0 0-2 7 38,103 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Parlour Hartson Merson Bergkamp Morrow Wright Hillier Helder     2 2 LM Dixon 31 +1 2   1   -   3   -   1   -   7   3   320 +4 20   29   1   42   -   22   -   3   -   2   -   77 +1 8     9 Leicester City 38 12 11 15 46 54 47
3 24/08/1996 Leicester City   A FL 1-0 2-0 3 20,429 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Parlour Hartson Merson Bergkamp 1p Morrow Wright 1 Hillier       3 19 R Garde 7 +4 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   7 +4 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -     10 Tottenham Hotspur 38 13 7 18 44 51 46
9 31/08/1996 Leeds United   A Fr 1-1 2-1 - 2,773 Lukic 1* Anderson Thomas Rocastle V.Gislason Robson Platt Williams Wright Kiwomya Helder 1 Harper 0* McGowan Clarke Shaw 1 Taylor 9   VF Gislason -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -     11 Leeds United 38 11 13 14 28 38 46
4 04/09/1996 Chelsea   H FL 1-2 3-3 5 38,132 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown 1 Bould Linighan Parlour Hartson Merson 1 Bergkamp Morrow Platt Wright 1       4 26 LCP Harper 1 (1) 0 * -   -   -   -   -   -   2 +2 (3) 3 * 1 (1) 0 * -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   2 +4 (5) 3 *   12 Derby County 38 11 13 14 45 58 46
5 07/09/1996 Aston Villa   A FL 0-1 2-2 8 37,944 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown Morrow Linighan 1 Platt Wright Merson 1 Bergkamp Parlour Hartson Helder       5 16 J Hartson 14 +5 3   1 +1 1   1 +2 -   2   -   5 +2 2   43 +10 14   2 +1 1   2 +4 1   6 +1 1   -   -   2   -   7 +6 5     13 Blackburn Rovers 38 9 15 14 42 43 42
1 10/09/1996 Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany)   H UC 0-1 2-3 - 36,894 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Linighan Parlour Platt Wright 1 Merson 1 Bergkamp Hartson Helder Bould       1 12 G Helder 0 +2 -   -   -   -   -   0 +2 -   2 +1 1   27 +12 1   2   -   4 +2 -   0 +2 -   -   -   -   -   6 +6 3     14 West Ham United 38 10 12 16 39 48 42
6 16/09/1996 Sheffield Wednesday   H FL 0-1 4-1 7 33,461 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Platt 1 Wright 3(1p) Merson Hartson Parlour Vieira         6 17 D Hillier 0 +2 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   4 +1 -   82 +22 2   13 +2 -   13 +2 -   4 +3 -   1   -   0 +1 -   25 +11 2     15 Everton 38 10 12 16 44 57 42
7 21/09/1996 Middlesbrough   A FL 2-0 2-0 3 29,629 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Platt Wright 1 Merson Hartson 1 Vieira Adams         7 28 SJ Hughes 9 +5 1   2   1   -   -   -   -   5 +2 2   10 +6 1   2   1   0 +1 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   5 +3 2     16 Southampton 38 10 11 17 50 56 41
1 25/09/1996 Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany)   A UC 1-1 2-3 - 34,000 Seaman Linighan Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright 1 Merson 1 Vieira Hartson Parlour Helder       1 14 MR Keown 33   1   3   -   3   -   2   -   7   -   151 +18 2   13 +2 -   14 +2 1   11 +3 -   0 +1 -   0 +1 -   14 +10 -     17 Coventry City 38 9 14 15 38 54 41
8 28/09/1996 Sunderland   H FL 0-0 2-0 2 38,016 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright Merson Hartson 1 Vieira Shaw Parlour 1       8 - CM Kiwomya -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   5 +9 3   -   -   -   -   1 +2 -   -   -   -   -   2 +2 2     18 Sunderland 38 10 10 18 35 53 40
9 12/10/1996 Blackburn Rovers   A FL 1-0 2-0 2 24,303 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright 2 Merson Hartson Vieira Parlour         9 - AE Limpar -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   76 +20 17   7   2   9   -   3   1   1   -   -   -   25 +1 7     19 Middlesbrough 38 10 12 16 51 60 39
10 19/10/1996 Coventry City   H FL 0-0 0-0 1 38,140 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright Merson Hartson Vieira Bergkamp         10 13 A Linighan 10 +1 1   -   -   -   -   2   -   6 +1 -   101 +17 5   12 +2 1   13 +1 1   8 +1 1   1   -   -   -   28 +14 2     20 Nottingham Forest 38 6 16 16 31 59 34
3 23/10/1996 Stoke City   A FLC 0-1 1-1 - 20,804 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright 1 Merson Bergkamp Vieira Hartson         3 24 J Lukic 15 (5) 17 * 1 (0) 1 * 1 (0) 4 * -   -   6 +1 (0) 13 * 238 (91) 233 * 22 (5) 28 * 33 (15) 27 * -   -   1 (0) 1 * -   -   53 +7 (31) 45 *   Middlesbrough deducted 3 points for failing to fulfill a fixture
11 26/10/1996 Leeds United   H FL 2-0 3-0 1 38,076 Seaman Dixon 1 Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright 1 Merson Bergkamp 1 Vieira Morrow Garde       11 - EJP McGoldrick -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   32 +6 -   1 +1 -   7 +2 -   4 +3 1   0 +1 -   -   -   5 +3 -    
12 02/11/1996 Wimbledon   A FL 1-1 2-2 1 25,521 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright 1 Merson 1 Bergkamp Vieira Garde         12 30 GG McGowan 1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1 +1 -   3 +2 -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   4 +1 -     MARIO CECCHI GORI MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
3 13/11/1996 Stoke City   H FLC 1-1 5-2 - 33,962 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt 1 Wright 2(1p) Merson 1 Bergkamp 1 Vieira Hartson Morrow       3 25 SR Marshall 6 +2 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   2 +1 1   18 +3 1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   2 +3 1       Team P W D L F A Pts
13 16/11/1996 Manchester United   A FL 0-0 0-1 3 55,210 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright Merson Bergkamp Vieira           13 9 PC Merson 32   6   3   -   3   1   2   2   6   1   289 +38 78   28 +3 4   38 +2 10   22   7   3   -   1 +1 -   65 +14 36     1 Benfica 2 1 1 0 4 2 5
14 24/11/1996 Tottenham Hotspur   H FL 1-0 3-1 2 38,264 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams 1 Platt Wright 1p Merson Bergkamp 1 Vieira Hartson Parlour       14 18 SJ Morrow 5 +9 -   2   -   0 +2 -   -   -   1 +2 -   39 +23 1   5 +2 -   7 +4 2   1 +4 -   -   -   -   -   7 +9 -     2 Fiorentina 2 1 1 0 3 1 4
4 27/11/1996 Liverpool   A FLC 1-2 2-4 - 32,814 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright 2p Merson Hartson Vieira Parlour Morrow       4 15 R Parlour 17 +13 2   3   -   0 +1 -   1 +1 -   9   -   101 +35 6   12   1   13 +3 -   8 +2 -   -   -   0 +1 -   19 +11 2     3 Arsenal 2 0 0 2 1 5 0
15 30/11/1996 Newcastle United   A FL 1-1 2-1 1 36,565 Lukic Dixon 1 Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright 1 Merson Hartson Vieira Linighan Morrow Parlour     15 7 DA Platt 27 +1 4   1   -   3   1   2   -   7   -   54 +3 10   2   -   5 +1 1   2   -   -   -   -   -   14   2     3 points for a win
16 04/12/1996 Southampton   H FL 1-0 3-1 1 38,033 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Linighan Bould Adams Platt Wright 1p Merson 1 Hartson Vieira Shaw 1 Parlour       16 32 IM Rankin -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -     Drawn games decided by a penalty shoot-out
17 07/12/1996 Derby County   H FL 1-0 2-2 1 38,018 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Linighan Bould Adams 1 Platt Wright Merson Hartson Vieira 1 Shaw         17   PC Read -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -     2 points for winning penalty shoot-out
18 21/12/1996 Nottingham Forest   A FL 0-0 1-2 2 27,384 Lukic McGowan Winterburn Keown Bould Linighan Platt Wright 1 Merson Bergkamp Garde Parlour Hartson Morrow     18 - B Robson -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -     1 point for losing penalty shoot-out
19 26/12/1996 Sheffield Wednesday   A FL 0-0 0-0 2 23,245 Lukic Parlour Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright Merson Bergkamp Garde Shaw Marshall       19 - DC Rocastle -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   204 +14 24   18 +2 4   32 +1 6   4   -   2   -   -   -   51 +10 9    
20 28/12/1996 Aston Villa   H FL 1-0 2-2 3 38,130 Lukic Parlour Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Garde Wright 1 Merson 1 Bergkamp Vieira Morrow         20 31 MD Rose 1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   3 +1 -   2 +3 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   3 +2 -    
21 01/01/1997 Middlesbrough   H FL 2-0 2-0 2 37,573 Lukic Parlour Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Garde Wright 1 Merson Bergkamp 1 Vieira Hartson Morrow Shaw     21 1 DA Seaman 22 (10) 15 * 2 (1) 1 * 2 (0) 3 * 2 (0) 6 * 3 (0) 4 * 249 (106) 198 * 26 (8) 28 * 36 (18) 25 * 24 (8) 27 * 2 (1) 1 * 2 (1) 2 * 46 (23) 37 *  
3 04/01/1997 Sunderland   H FAC 1-1 1-1 - 37,793 Lukic Parlour Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Morrow Hartson 1 Merson Bergkamp Vieira Shaw         3 22 I Selley 0 +1 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1 +2 -   35 +6 -   3   -   5 +1 -   6 +2 2   -   -   2   -   5 +11 -    
22 11/01/1997 Sunderland   A FL 0-0 0-1 2 21,154 Seaman Parlour Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Hartson Merson Bergkamp Vieira Hughes         22 27 P Shaw 1 +7 2   0 +1 -   -   -   -   -   5 +4 4   1 +11 2   0 +1 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   7 +5 4    
3 15/01/1997 Sunderland   A FAC 0-0 2-0 - 15,277 Seaman Parlour Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Hughes 1 Merson Bergkamp 1 Vieira           3 - RE Taylor -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +2 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +2 -    
23 19/01/1997 Everton   H FL 0-0 3-1 3 38,095 Seaman Parlour Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright Merson 1 Bergkamp 1 Vieira 1 Dixon Hughes       23 - ML Thomas -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   149 +14 24   14 +3 1   22 +2 5   1 +1 -   1 +1 -   -   -   41 +11 3  
24 29/01/1997 West Ham United   A FL 1-0 2-1 2 24,382 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Rose Bould Adams Parlour 1 Wright 1 Merson Hughes Vieira Hartson Marshall Morrow     24 - MJ Upson -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -  
25 01/02/1997 Leeds United   A FL 0-0 0-0 3 35,502 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Marshall Bould Adams Parlour Hartson Merson Hughes Vieira Wright         25 4 P Vieira 30 +1 2   3   -   3   -   1   -   -   -   30 +1 2   3   -   3   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
4 04/02/1997 Leeds United   H FAC 0-1 0-1 - 38,115 Seaman Dixon Morrow Keown Bould Adams Parlour Wright Merson Hughes Vieira Hartson         4 - SC Williams -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   -   93 +2 4   11   -   15   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   16 +5 -  
26 15/02/1997 Tottenham Hotspur   A FL 0-0 0-0 3 33,039 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Parlour Wright Merson Bergkamp Vieira Hughes         26 3 N Winterburn 38   -   2   -   3   -   2   -   9   -   345 +1 7   33   -   45   3   24   -   3   -   2   -   81 +2 2  
27 19/02/1997 Manchester United   H FL 0-2 1-2 3 38,172 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Parlour Wright Merson Bergkamp 1 Vieira Hughes         27 - J Woolsey -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   0 +1 -  
28 23/02/1997 Wimbledon   H FL 0-1 0-1 4 37,854 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Garde Bould Marshall Parlour Wright Merson Bergkamp Vieira Hughes Morrow Shaw     28 8 IE Wright 30 +5 23   1   -   3   5   2   2   7   3   190 +7 118   15   12   28   28   17   15   1   1   2   -   34 +1 24  
29 01/03/1997 Everton   A FL 2-0 2-0 3 36,980 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown Garde Marshall Platt Wright 1 Hughes Bergkamp 1 Vieira Morrow         29 VA Anderson (retired), B Robson (Middlesbrough), DC Rocastle (Chelsea), ML Thomas (Liverpool) and SC Williams (retired) played as guests.
30 08/03/1997 Nottingham Forest   H FL 0-0 2-0 2 38,206 Lukic Dixon Winterburn Keown Marshall Adams Platt Hughes Merson Bergkamp 2(1p) Vieira Morrow         30
31 15/03/1997 Southampton   A FL 1-0 2-0 3 15,144 Harper Parlour Winterburn Keown Marshall Adams Platt Hughes 1 Shaw 1 Bergkamp Vieira Garde         31
32 24/03/1997 Liverpool   H FL 0-0 1-2 3 38,068 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Marshall Adams Platt Wright 1 Hughes Bergkamp Vieira Parlour Garde Shaw     32
33 05/04/1997 Chelsea   A FL 1-0 3-0 2 28,182 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Garde Platt 1 Wright 1 Hughes Bergkamp 1 Vieira Parlour Anelka Selley     33
34 12/04/1997 Leicester City   H FL 1-0 2-0 2 38,044 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams 1 Platt 1 Wright Hughes Bergkamp Vieira Parlour         34
35 19/04/1997 Blackburn Rovers   H FL 1-1 1-1 2 38,086 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt 1 Wright Hughes Bergkamp Vieira Parlour         35
36 21/04/1997 Coventry City   A FL 1-1 1-1 2 19,998 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright 1p Merson Bergkamp Vieira Anelka Parlour       36
37 03/05/1997 Newcastle United   H FL 0-1 0-1 3 38,179 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright Merson Bergkamp Vieira Parlour Anelka       37
38 11/05/1997 Derby County   A FL 0-1 3-1 3 18,287 Seaman Dixon Winterburn Keown Bould Adams Platt Wright 2 Merson Bergkamp 1 Vieira Anelka Parlour       38
10 13/05/1997 Glasgow Rangers (Scotland)   H Fr 3-1 3-3 - 20,022 Seaman 1* Parlour Winterburn S.Hughes Bould Marshall Platt Wright 2 Anelka Bergkamp 1 Selley Morrow Limpar Lukic 2* Shaw   10
11 16/05/1997 Watford   A Fr 3-1 4-1 - 7,470 Lukic Upson Winterburn S.Hughes 1 Bould Marshall 1 Parlour Platt Anelka Bergkamp 1 Shaw 1 Harper Taylor Woolsey Selley Rankin 11
03/08/1996 - Richard Gough testimonial. 07/08/1996 - Mario Cecchi Gori Memrial tournament, 45 minutes per game, played at Fiorentina. 10/08/1996 - John Wark testimonial. 31/08/1996 - John Lukic testimonial. 25/09/1996 played at RheinEnergiestadion, Cologne. 13/05/1997 - Nigel Winterburn testimonial. 16/05/1997 - Les Simmons testimonial.
31/08/1996 - The Sunday Mirror report had Stephen Hughes playing in place of Valur Gislason and Ross Taylor scoring the second goal, not Paul Shaw.
Home ground - Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Manager - Bruce Rioch (until 12 August 1996), Stewart Houston (Caretaker manager from 13 August 1996 to 13 September 1996), Pat Rice (Caretaker manager from 13 September 1996 to 30 September 1996), Arsene Wenger (from 1 October 1996).
Directors - Robert Bellinger (President), Peter Hill-Wood (Chairman), David Dein (Vice-chairman), Roger Gibbs, Clive Carr, Richard Carr, Danny Fiszman, Ken Friar (Managing Director and Secretary, David Miles (Assistant secretary).
Captain - Tony Adams
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