John Matthews

Date of birth01 November 1955
Place of birthCamden
PositionMidfielder

A versatile defender, John was given an extended run at Arsenal in 1974-75 due to a crop of injuries. He duly suffered the major setback of a broken ankle in December 1975.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 01 Aug 1973 01 Aug 1978
Sheffield United 01 Aug 1978 01 Aug 1982
Mansfield Town 01 Aug 1982 01 Aug 1984
Chesterfield 01 Aug 1984 01 Aug 1985
Plymouth Argyle 01 Aug 1985 01 Jul 1989

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1974-75 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1
1
1974-75 Arsenal League Cup 2
1974-75 Arsenal League Division One 20
1975-76 Arsenal League Division One
1
1976-77 Arsenal FA Cup
1
1976-77 Arsenal League Cup 1
1976-77 Arsenal League Division One 14
3
2
1977-78 Arsenal League Cup 3
2
1977-78 Arsenal League Division One 4
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Aug 1974 Leicester City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
20 Aug 1974 Arsenal v Ipswich Town L 0-1 League Division One
24 Aug 1974 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-0 League Division One
27 Aug 1974 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
07 Sep 1974 Arsenal v Burnley L 0-1 League Division One
10 Sep 1974 Arsenal v Leicester City D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round
14 Sep 1974 Chelsea v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
18 Sep 1974 Leicester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Cup 2nd round replay
21 Sep 1974 Arsenal v Luton Town D 2-2 League Division One
28 Sep 1974 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
05 Oct 1974 Leeds United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
12 Oct 1974 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2 League Division One
25 Jan 1975 Coventry City v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 1975 Arsenal v Coventry City W 3-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
01 Feb 1975 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-0 League Division One
19 Feb 1975 Leicester City v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
24 Feb 1975 Leicester City v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup 5th round 2nd replay
08 Mar 1975 Arsenal v West Ham United L 0-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Mar 1975 Arsenal v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division One
18 Mar 1975 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 3-0 League Division One
22 Mar 1975 Burnley v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
29 Mar 1975 Arsenal v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division One
31 Mar 1975 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1975 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
12 Apr 1975 Arsenal v Leeds United L 1-2 League Division One
23 Apr 1975 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1975 West Ham United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
15 Nov 1975 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
05 Oct 1976 Arsenal v Blackpool W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round 2nd replay
23 Oct 1976 Leicester City v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
30 Oct 1976 Leeds United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
06 Nov 1976 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 4-0 League Division One
04 Dec 1976 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 5-3 League Division One
12 Feb 1977 Manchester City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
15 Feb 1977 Middlesbrough v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
26 Feb 1977 Middlesbrough v Arsenal L 4-1 FA Cup 5th round
05 Mar 1977 Arsenal v Ipswich Town L 1-4 League Division One
02 Apr 1977 Arsenal v Leicester City W 3-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1977 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
11 Apr 1977 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
16 Apr 1977 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1977 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
25 Apr 1977 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 3-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1977 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
03 May 1977 Arsenal v Derby County D 0-0 League Division One
07 May 1977 Arsenal v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division One
14 May 1977 Manchester United v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
24 Sep 1977 Norwich City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1977 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
08 Oct 1977 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
29 Nov 1977 Arsenal v Hull City W 5-1 League Cup 4th round
18 Jan 1978 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Cup Quarter-final
24 Jan 1978 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final replay
11 Apr 1978 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1978 Leeds United v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
25 Apr 1978 Liverpool v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
09 May 1978 Derby County v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.