1952–53 Arsenal F.C. season

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Arsenal
1952–53 season
Chairman Bracewell Smith
Manager Tom Whittaker
First Division 1st
FA Cup Sixth round

During the 1952–53 English football season, Arsenal F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Arsenal 42 15 3 3 60 30 6 9 6 37 34 97 64 1.516 +33 54
2 Preston North End 42 15 3 3 46 25 6 9 6 39 35 85 60 1.417 +25 54
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 54 27 6 8 7 32 36 86 63 1.365 +23 51
4 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 3 5 35 19 8 5 8 31 41 66 60 1.100 +6 50
5 Charlton Athletic 42 12 8 1 47 22 7 3 11 30 41 77 63 1.222 +14 49
6 Burnley 42 11 6 4 36 20 7 6 8 31 32 67 52 1.288 +15 48
7 Blackpool 42 13 5 3 45 22 6 4 11 26 48 71 70 1.014 +1 47
8 Manchester United 42 11 5 5 35 30 7 5 9 34 42 69 72 0.958 –3 46
9 Sunderland 42 11 9 1 42 27 4 4 13 26 55 68 82 0.829 –14 43
10 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 6 4 55 37 4 5 12 23 32 78 69 1.130 +9 41
11 Aston Villa 42 9 7 5 36 23 5 6 10 27 38 63 61 1.033 +2 41
12 Cardiff City 42 7 8 6 32 17 7 4 10 22 29 54 46 1.174 +8 40
13 Middlesbrough 42 12 5 4 46 27 2 6 13 24 50 70 77 0.909 –7 39
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 9 4 8 39 35 6 5 10 22 34 61 69 0.884 –8 39
15 Portsmouth 42 10 6 5 44 34 4 4 13 30 49 74 83 0.892 –9 38
16 Newcastle United 42 9 5 7 34 33 5 4 12 25 37 59 70 0.843 –11 37
17 Liverpool 42 10 6 5 36 28 4 2 15 25 54 61 82 0.744 –21 36
18 Sheffield Wednesday 42 8 6 7 35 32 4 5 12 27 40 62 72 0.861 –10 35
19 Chelsea 42 10 4 7 35 24 2 7 12 21 42 56 66 0.848 –10 35
20 Manchester City 42 12 2 7 45 28 2 5 14 27 59 72 87 0.828 –15 35
21 Stoke City 42 10 4 7 35 26 2 6 13 18 40 53 66 0.803 –13 34
22 Derby County 42 9 6 6 41 29 2 4 15 18 45 59 74 0.797 –15 32

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
League Champions
FA Cup winners
Relegated

Results[edit]

Arsenal's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
23 August 1952 Aston Villa A 2–1
27 August 1952 Manchester United H 2–1
30 August 1952 Sunderland H 1–2
3 September 1952 Manchester United A 0–0
6 September 1952 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–1
10 September 1952 Portsmouth H 3–1
13 September 1952 Charlton Athletic H 3–4
17 September 1952 Portsmouth A 2–2
20 September 1952 Tottenham Hotspur A 3–1
27 September 1952 Derby County A 0–2
4 October 1952 Blackpool H 3–1
11 October 1952 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–2
25 October 1952 Newcastle United H 3–0
1 November 1952 West Bromwich Albion A 0–2
8 November 1952 Middlesbrough H 2–1
15 November 1952 Liverpool A 5–1
22 November 1952 Manchester City H 3–1
29 November 1952 Stoke City A 1–1
13 December 1952 Burnley A 1–1
20 December 1952 Aston Villa H 3–1
25 December 1952 Bolton Wanderers A 6–4
3 January 1953 Sunderland A 1–3
17 January 1953 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 5–3
24 January 1953 Charlton Athletic A 2–2
7 February 1953 Tottenham Hotspur H 4–0
18 February 1953 Derby County H 6–2
21 February 1953 Blackpool A 2–3
2 March 1953 Sheffield Wednesday A 4–1
7 March 1953 Cardiff City H 0–1
14 March 1953 Newcastle United A 2–2
19 March 1953 Preston North End H 1–1
21 March 1953 West Bromwich Albion H 2–2
28 March 1953 Middlesbrough A 0–2
3 April 1953 Chelsea A 1–1
4 April 1953 Liverpool H 5–3
6 April 1953 Chelsea H 2–0
11 April 1953 Manchester City A 4–2
15 April 1953 Bolton Wanderers H 4–1
18 April 1953 Stoke City H 3–1
22 April 1953 Cardiff City A 0–0
25 April 1953 Preston North End A 0–2
1 May 1953 Burnley H 3–2

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 10 January 1953 Doncaster Rovers H 4–0
R4 31 January 1953 Bury H 6–2
R5 14 February 1953 Burnley A 2–0
R6 28 February 1953 Blackpool H 1–2

Squad[edit]

References[edit]