1968–69 Arsenal F.C. season

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Arsenal
1968–69 season
Chairman Denis Hill-Wood
Manager Bertie Mee
First Division 4th
FA Cup Fifth Round
League Cup Finalists
Top goalscorer League:
Ray Kennedy (19)

All:
Ray Kennedy (26)
Home colours
Away colours

During the 1968–69 English football season, Arsenal F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Leeds United 42 18 3 0 41 9 9 10 2 25 17 66 26 2.538 + 40 67
2 Liverpool 42 16 4 1 36 10 9 7 5 27 14 63 24 2.625 + 39 61
3 Everton 42 14 5 2 43 10 7 10 4 34 26 77 36 2.139 + 41 57
4 Arsenal 42 12 6 3 31 12 10 6 5 25 15 56 27 2.074 + 29 56
5 Chelsea 42 11 7 3 40 24 9 3 9 33 29 73 53 1.377 + 20 50
6 Tottenham Hotspur 42 10 8 3 39 22 4 9 8 22 29 61 51 1.196 + 10 45
7 Southampton 42 13 5 3 41 21 3 8 10 16 27 57 48 1.188 + 9 45
8 West Ham United 42 10 8 3 47 22 3 10 8 19 28 66 50 1.320 + 16 44
9 Newcastle United 42 12 7 2 40 20 3 7 11 21 35 61 55 1.109 + 6 44
10 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 7 3 43 26 5 4 12 21 41 64 67 0.955 – 3 43
11 Manchester United 42 13 5 3 38 18 2 7 12 19 35 57 53 1.075 + 4 42
12 Ipswich Town 42 10 4 7 32 26 5 7 9 27 34 59 60 0.983 – 1 41
13 Manchester City 42 13 6 2 49 20 2 4 15 15 35 64 55 1.164 + 9 40
14 Burnley 42 11 6 4 36 25 4 3 14 19 57 55 82 0.671 – 27 39
15 Sheffield Wednesday 42 7 9 5 27 26 3 7 11 14 28 41 54 0.759 – 13 36
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 7 10 4 26 22 3 5 13 15 36 41 58 0.707 – 17 35
17 Sunderland 42 10 6 5 28 18 1 6 14 15 49 43 67 0.642 – 24 34
18 Nottingham Forest 42 6 6 9 17 22 4 7 10 28 35 45 57 0.789 – 13 33
19 Stoke City 42 9 7 5 24 24 0 8 13 16 39 40 63 0.635 – 23 33
20 Coventry City 42 8 6 7 32 22 2 5 14 14 42 46 64 0.719 – 18 31
21 Leicester City 42 8 8 5 27 24 1 4 16 12 44 39 68 0.574 – 29 30
22 Queens Park Rangers 42 4 7 10 20 33 0 3 18 19 62 39 95 0.411 – 56 18

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, qualified for European Cup
FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1968–69
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
10 August 1968 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–1
13 August 1968 Leicester City H 3–0
17 August 1968 Liverpool H 1–1
21 August 1968 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–0
24 August 1968 Ipswich Town A 2–1
27 August 1968 Manchester City H 4–1
31 August 1968 Queen's Park Rangers H 2–1
7 September 1968 Southampton A 2–1
14 September 1968 Stoke City H 1–0
21 September 1968 Leeds United A 0–2
28 September 1968 Sunderland H 0–0
5 October 1968 Manchester United A 0–0
9 October 1968 Manchester City A 1–1
12 October 1968 Coventry City H 2–1
19 October 1968 West Bromwich Albion A 0–1
26 October 1968 West Ham United H 0–0
9 November 1968 Newcastle United H 0–0
16 November 1968 Nottingham Forest A 2–0
23 November 1968 Chelsea H 0–1
30 November 1968 Burnley A 1–0
7 December 1968 Everton H 3–1
14 December 1968 Coventry City A 1–0
21 December 1968 West Bromwich Albion H 2–0
26 December 1968 Manchester United H 3–0
11 January 1969 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–0
18 January 1969 Newcastle United A 1–2
1 February 1969 Nottingham Forest H 1–1
15 February 1969 Burnley H 2–0
18 February 1969 Ipswich Town H 0–2
1 March 1969 Sheffield Wednesday A 5–0
22 March 1969 Queen's Park Rangers A 1–0
24 March 1969 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0
29 March 1969 Southampton H 0–0
31 March 1969 Liverpool A 1–1
5 April 1969 Sunderland A 0–0
7 April 1969 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3–1
8 April 1969 Leicester City A 0–0
12 April 1969 Leeds United H 1–2
14 April 1969 Chelsea A 1–2
19 April 1969 Stoke City A 3–1
21 April 1969 West Ham United A 2–1
29 April 1969 Everton A 0–1

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R3 4 January 1969 Cardiff City A 0–0
R3 R 7 January 1969 Cardiff City H 2–0
R4 25 January 1969 Charlton Athletic H 2–0
R5 12 February 1969 West Bromwich Albion A 0–1

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R2 4 September 1968 Sunderland H 1–0
R3 25 September 1968 Scunthorpe United A 6–1
R4 15 October 1968 Liverpool H 2–1
R5 29 October 1968 Blackpool H 5–1
SF L1 20 November 1968 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0
SF L2 4 December 1968 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–1
F 15 March 1969 Swindon Town N 1–3 98,189 Gould

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
- Scotland GK Bob Wilson
- England GK Geoff Barnett
- Northern Ireland DF Pat Rice
- Scotland DF Frank McLintock
- England DF Peter Simpson
- England DF Bob McNab
- Northern Ireland DF Sammy Nelson
- Wales DF John Roberts
- England MF George Armstrong
- Scotland MF George Graham
- England MF Jon Sammels
No. Position Player
- England MF Peter Storey
- Scotland MF Eddie Kelly
- England FW Ray Kennedy
- England FW John Radford
- England FW Charlie George
- Scotland FW Peter Marinello

References[edit]