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9 December: the first mention of the drilled back four who move up together

9 December 1973. On this day, as far as I can tell, we saw the first-ever mention of an Arsenal back four who were drilled to move forward and back together to catch the opposition offside.

On 8 December Arsenal played Derby County in a mid-week game with a 2.15pm kick off. It was Arsenal’s […]