Two forgotten men leave Arsenal


This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day  files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society.  I am sorry the service is intermittent at the moment, as I am in Cyprus rather than England, but I will try and get some days’ anniversaries up while I am absent.

Our headline is taken from this day in 1983 and 1994

26 November 1955: Doug Lishman final senior game, a 0-1 home defeat to Burnley.  He joined Nottm Forest and scored a hat-trick in the match that got Nottingham Forest promoted in 1956/7, but retired in the summer of 1957 to join his father-in law in a furniture retail business in Stoke on Trent,

26 November 1958: Danny Clapton’s only appearance for England

26 November 1983: Final game for Lee Chapman after just 28 games, a 0-3 away defeat to Leicester.  Fortunately Tony Woodcock found his goalscoring form and got 21 goals in 37 games to help haul Arsenal up to 6th.  It was also the last game for Alan Sunderland

26 November 1994: Final game for Jimmy Carter.  He managed only 25 games and two goals with Arsenal and did not play in any of the Cup finals.   After the fall of Graham, Rioch loaned him to Oxford, before going to Portsmouth and then back to Millwall in 1998 where an injury curtailed his career.

26 November 1995: A 0-0 draw with Blackburn during the period of decline under Rioch.  It was the start of a period of one win in eight, during which Arsenal only scored eight and managed to have a 1-3 home defeat by Wimbledon.

26 November 2005: Henry scores 100th goal at Highbury against Blackburn.  His goal came on half time with Fabregas and van Persie also scoring in a 3-0 win.  It was Arsenal’s third successive win and made it five unbeaten, but sadly the run was not to continue.

Special feature:

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.


The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

April 1918: the third wartime league ends; Ireland rebels against conscription.

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4 Replies to “Two forgotten men leave Arsenal”

  1. This is the reason why arsene Wenger must resign from arsenal .I know he wants to win the premier league for the last time .but let me tell you Mr.Wenger .if you really wants to win the trophy u must I say u must spend the cash .and remember do not sell good players just like bacelona messy .if you do not listen to me you will no longer make arsenal to win trophy .your formation also matters a lot use this formation 4:3:2:1 formation

  2. Alan Sunderland forgotten? Sounds like you’ve had one too many glasses of cheap plonk.

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