1969–70 Arsenal F.C. season

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Arsenal
1969–70 season
Chairman Denis Hill-Wood
Manager Bertie Mee
First Division 12th
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup Third Round
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League:
John Radford (12)

All:
John Radford (19)
Highest home attendance 59,498 vs Manchester United (20 September 1969)
Lowest home attendance 21,165 vs West Bromwich Albion (7 October 1969)
Average home league attendance 35,758
Home colours
Away colours

During the 1969–70 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 Everton 42 17 3 1 46 19 12 5 4 26 15 72 34 2.118 +38 66
2 Leeds United 42 15 4 2 50 19 6 11 4 34 30 84 49 1.714 +25 57
3 Chelsea 42 13 7 1 36 18 8 6 7 34 32 70 50 1.400 +20 55
4 Derby County 42 15 3 3 45 14 7 6 8 19 23 64 37 1.730 +27 53
5 Liverpool 42 10 7 4 34 20 10 4 7 31 22 65 42 1.548 +23 51
6 Coventry City 42 9 6 6 35 28 10 5 6 23 20 58 48 1.208 +10 49
7 Newcastle United 42 14 2 5 42 16 3 11 7 15 19 57 35 1.629 +22 47
8 Manchester United 42 8 9 4 37 27 6 8 7 29 34 66 61 1.082 +5 45
9 Stoke City 42 10 7 4 31 23 5 8 8 25 29 56 52 1.077 +4 45
10 Manchester City [notes 1] 42 8 6 7 25 22 8 5 8 30 26 55 48 1.146 +7 43
11 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 2 8 27 21 6 7 8 27 34 54 55 0.982 –1 43
12 Arsenal [notes 2] 42 7 10 4 29 23 5 8 8 22 26 51 49 1.041 +2 42
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 8 8 5 30 23 4 8 9 25 34 55 57 0.965 –2 40
14 Burnley 42 7 7 7 33 29 5 8 8 23 32 56 61 0.918 –5 39
15 Nottingham Forest 42 8 9 4 28 28 2 9 10 22 43 50 71 0.704 –21 38
16 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 6 5 39 25 4 3 14 19 41 58 66 0.879 –8 37
17 West Ham United 42 8 8 5 28 21 4 4 13 23 39 51 60 0.850 –9 36
18 Ipswich Town 42 9 5 7 23 20 1 6 14 17 43 40 63 0.635 –23 31
19 Southampton 42 3 12 6 24 27 3 5 13 22 40 46 67 0.687 –23 29
20 Crystal Palace 42 5 6 10 20 36 1 9 11 14 32 34 68 0.500 –34 27
21 Sunderland 42 4 11 6 17 24 2 3 16 13 44 30 68 0.441 –38 26
22 Sheffield Wednesday 42 6 5 10 23 27 2 4 15 17 44 40 71 0.563 –31 25

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. ^ Manchester City were qualified by winning this year's European Cup Winners' Cup. They also won the League Cup this year.
  2. ^ Arsenal were winners of this year's Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
Key
League Champions, qualified for European Cup
FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup (Chelsea)
1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
League Cup winners; see Manchester City
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
9 August 1969 Everton H 0–1 44,364
13 August 1969 Leeds United A 0–0 37,164
16 August 1969 West Bromwich Albion A 1–0 32,215 George
19 August 1969 Leeds United H 1–1 44,923 Rice
23 August 1969 Nottingham Forest H 2–1 30,290 Graham, McNab
25 August 1969 West Ham United A 1–1 39,590 (o.g.)
30 August 1969 Newcastle United A 1–3 47,208 Robertson
6 September 1969 Sheffield Wednesday H 0–0 28,605
13 September 1969 Burnley A 1–0 14,721 Graham
16 September 1969 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–3 55,280 Radford, Robertson
20 September 1969 Manchester United H 2–2 59,498 Graham, Sammels
27 September 1969 Chelsea A 0–3 46,370
4 October 1969 Coventry City H 0–1 28,977
7 October 1969 West Bromwich Albion H 1–1 21,165 Radford
11 October 1969 Stoke City A 0–0 25,801
18 October 1969 Sunderland A 1–1 17,864 Sammels
25 October 1969 Ipswich Town H 0–0 22,458
1 November 1969 Crystal Palace A 5–1 34,894 Radford (3), Armstrong, Graham
8 November 1969 Derby County H 4–0 49,763 Armstrong, Sammels (2), George
15 November 1969 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–2 26,796
22 November 1969 Manchester City H 1–1 42,923 Neill (pen.)
29 November 1969 Liverpool A 1–0 40,295 Robertson
6 December 1969 Southampton H 2–2 24,509 Radford, Sammels
13 December 1969 Burnley H 3–2 21,404 Armstrong, Radford, Robertson
20 December 1969 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–1 17,101 Sammels
26 December 1969 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 38,915 McNab
27 December 1969 Newcastle United H 0–0 39,646
3 January 1970 Manchester United A 1–2 41,055 Marinello
17 January 1970 Chelsea H 0–3 51,338
31 January 1970 Coventry City A 0–2 31,661
7 February 1970 Stoke City H 0–0 26,363
14 February 1970 Everton A 2–2 48,564 George, Radford
18 February 1970 Manchester City A 1–1 25,508 Graham
21 February 1970 Derby County A 2–3 32,584 Radford, Roberts
28 February 1970 Sunderland H 3–1 21,826 Kennedy, Storey (pen.), Kelly
14 March 1970 Liverpool H 2–1 32,333 Radford, Sammels
21 March 1970 Southampton A 2–0 23,902 George, Sammels
28 March 1970 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2–2 32,353 Graham (2)
30 March 1970 Crystal Palace H 2–0 34,144 George, Radford
31 March 1970 Ipswich Town A 1–2 25,713 George
4 April 1970 West Ham United H 2–1 36,218 Radford, Kelly
2 May 1970 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–1 46,969

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R3 3 January 1970 Blackpool H 1–1 32,210 Radford
R3 R 15 January 1970 Blackpool A 2–3 24,801 Radford, Sammels

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R2 2 September 1969 Southampton A 1–1 21,111 McNab
R2 R 4 September 1969 Southampton H 2–0 (aet) 26,362 Graham (2)
R3 24 September 1969 Everton H 0–0 36,102
R3 R 30 September 1969 Everton A 0–1 41,140

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R1 L1 9 September 1969 Northern Ireland Glentoran H 3–0 24,292 Gould, Graham (2)
R1 L2 29 September 1969 Northern Ireland Glentoran A 0–1 13,000
R2 L1 29 October 1969 Portugal Sporting Clube de Portugal A 0–0 40,000
R2 L2 26 November 1969 Portugal Sporting Clube de Portugal H 3–0 35,253 Graham (2), Radford
R3 L1 17 December 1969 France Rouen A 0–0 12,093
R3 L2 13 January 1970 France Rouen H 1–0 38,018 Sammels
QF L1 11 March 1970 Romania Dinamo Bacău A 2–0 20,000 Radford, Sammels
QF L2 18 March 1970 Romania Dinamo Bacău H 7–1 35,342 George (2), Graham, Radford (2), Sammels (2)
SF L1 8 April 1970 Netherlands Ajax H 3–0 46,271 George (2), Sammels
SF L2 15 April 1970 Netherlands Ajax A 0–1 32,000
F L1 22 April 1970 Belgium Anderlecht A 1–3 37,000 Kennedy
F L2 28 April 1970 Belgium Anderlecht H 3–0 51,612 Kelly, Radford, Sammels

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
- England GK Malcolm Webster
- Northern Ireland DF Pat Rice
- Scotland DF Frank McLintock
- England DF Peter Simpson
- England DF Bob McNab
- Northern Ireland DF Sammy Nelson
- Northern Ireland DF Terry Neill
- Scotland DF Ian Ure
- Wales DF John Roberts
No. Position Player
- England MF George Armstrong
- Scotland MF George Graham
- England MF Jon Sammels
- England MF Peter Storey
- Scotland MF Eddie Kelly
- England MF David Court
- England FW Ray Kennedy
- England FW John Radford
- England FW Charlie George
- England FW Bobby Gould
- Scotland FW Peter Marinello

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