1954–55 Arsenal F.C. season

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Arsenal
1954–55 season
Chairman Bracewell Smith
Manager Tom Whittaker
First Division 9th
FA Cup Fourth round

During the 1954–55 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 Notes
1 Chelsea 42 11 5 5 43 29 9 7 5 38 28 81 57 1.421 +24 52 European Cup 1955–56
First round
[nb 1]
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 58 30 6 5 10 31 40 89 70 1.271 +19 48
3 Portsmouth 42 13 5 3 44 21 5 7 9 30 41 74 62 1.194 +12 48
4 Sunderland 42 8 11 2 39 27 7 7 7 25 27 64 54 1.185 +10 48
5 Manchester United 42 12 4 5 44 30 8 3 10 40 44 84 74 1.135 +10 47
6 Aston Villa 42 11 3 7 38 31 9 4 8 34 42 72 73 0.986 –1 47
7 Manchester City 42 11 5 5 45 36 7 5 9 31 33 76 69 1.101 +7 46
8 Newcastle United 42 12 5 4 53 27 5 4 12 36 50 89 77 1.156 +12 43 1954–55 FA Cup winners
9 Arsenal 42 12 3 6 44 25 5 6 10 25 38 69 63 1.095 +6 43
10 Burnley 42 11 3 7 29 19 6 6 9 22 29 51 48 1.063 +3 43
11 Everton 42 9 6 6 32 24 7 4 10 30 44 62 68 0.912 –6 42
12 Huddersfield Town 42 10 4 7 28 23 4 9 8 35 45 63 68 0.926 –5 41
13 Sheffield United 42 10 3 8 41 34 7 4 10 29 52 70 86 0.814 –16 41
14 Preston North End 42 8 5 8 47 33 8 3 10 36 31 83 64 1.297 +19 40
15 Charlton Athletic 42 8 6 7 43 34 7 4 10 33 41 76 75 1.013 +1 40
16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 4 8 42 35 7 4 10 30 38 72 73 0.986 –1 40
17 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 5 5 44 33 5 3 13 32 63 76 96 0.792 –20 40
18 Bolton Wanderers 42 11 6 4 45 29 2 7 12 17 40 62 69 0.899 –7 39
19 Blackpool 42 8 6 7 33 26 6 4 11 27 38 60 64 0.938 –4 38
20 Cardiff City 42 9 4 8 41 38 4 7 10 21 38 62 76 0.816 –14 37
21 Leicester City 42 9 6 6 43 32 3 5 13 31 54 74 86 0.860 –12 35
22 Sheffield Wednesday 42 7 7 7 42 38 1 3 17 21 62 63 100 0.630 –37 26

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

  1. ^ Chelsea were invited to play at the inaugural European cup season but declined the participation: The great Chelsea surrender
Key
League Champions, qualified for European Cup
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
21 August 1954 Newcastle United H 1–3
25 August 1954 Everton A 0–1
28 August 1954 West Bromwich Albion A 1–3
31 August 1954 Everton H 2–0
4 September 1954 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–0
8 September 1954 Manchester City A 1–2
11 September 1954 Sheffield United H 4–0
14 September 1954 Manchester City H 2–3
18 September 1954 Preston North End A 1–3
25 September 1954 Burnley H 4–0
2 October 1954 Leicester City A 3–3
9 October 1954 Sheffield Wednesday A 2–1
16 October 1954 Portsmouth H 0–1
23 October 1954 Aston Villa A 1–2
30 October 1954 Sunderland H 1–3
6 November 1954 Bolton Wanderers A 2–2
13 November 1954 Huddersfield Town H 3–5
20 November 1954 Manchester United A 1–2
27 November 1954 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–1
4 December 1954 Blackpool A 2–2
11 December 1954 Charlton Athletic H 3–1
18 December 1954 Newcastle United A 1–5
25 December 1954 Chelsea H 1–0
27 December 1954 Chelsea A 1–1
1 January 1955 West Bromwich Albion H 2–2
15 January 1955 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–0
5 February 1955 Preston North End H 2–0
12 February 1955 Burnley A 0–3
19 February 1955 Leicester City H 1–1
26 February 1955 Bolton Wanderers H 3–2
5 March 1955 Charlton Athletic A 1–1
12 March 1955 Aston Villa H 2–0
19 March 1955 Sunderland A 1–0
26 March 1955 Bolton Wanderers H 3–0
2 April 1955 Huddersfield Town A 1–0
8 April 1955 Cardiff City H 2–0
9 April 1955 Blackpool H 3–0
11 April 1955 Cardiff City A 2–1
16 April 1955 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–3
18 April 1955 Sheffield United A 1–1
23 April 1955 Manchester United H 2–3
30 April 1955 Portsmouth A 1–2

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1955 Cardiff City H 1–0
R4 29 January 1955 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–1

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
- Wales GK Jack Kelsey
- England DF Len Wills
- Scotland DF John Snedden
- Northern Ireland DF Billy McCullough
- England MF John Barnwell
- Scotland MF Tommy Docherty
- Scotland FW David Herd
- Scotland FW Jackie Henderson
- England FW Vic Groves
- Northern Ireland GK Jack McClelland
- Wales FW Mel Charles
- England FW George Eastham
- England FW Geoff Strong
- England MF Danny Clapton
- England MF Alan Skirton
No. Position Player
- Northern Ireland DF Terry Neill
- England DF Dave Bacuzzi
- England FW Jimmy Bloomfield
- Republic of Ireland MF Joe Haverty
- England MF Gerry Ward
- Northern Ireland DF Eddie Magill
- England DF Mike Everitt
- Scotland FW Peter Kane
- England DF Allan Young
- Republic of Ireland MF Frank O'Neill
- England GK Jim Standen
- England FW Dennis Clapton
- Wales MF Arfon Griffiths
- England MF John Petts

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