Kenny Sansom

Date of birth26 September 1958
Place of birthCamberwell
NationalityEnglish
Weight73 kg
Height1.68 m
PositionDefender

England's most capped left-back, Kenny arrived at Arsenal in August 1980 in the deal that took Clive Allen to Crystal Palace.

Although he had already won nine of his 86 caps, his game was still developing as he added positional awareness to his more obvious qualities of exceptional pace and accurate passing.

He led the Gunners to their League Cup Final success against Liverpool in 1987 – the club's first trophy for eight years.

The emergence of Nigel Winterburn hastened his departure to Newcastle United in 1988.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Crystal Palace 01 Dec 1975 01 Aug 1980
Arsenal 01 Aug 1980 01 Dec 1988
Newcastle United 01 Dec 1988 01 Jun 1989
Queens Park Rangers 01 Jun 1989 01 Mar 1991
Coventry City 01 Mar 1991 01 Feb 1993
Everton 01 Feb 1993 01 Mar 1993
Brentford 01 Mar 1993 01 Aug 1994

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1980-81 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1980-81 Arsenal League Cup 4
1980-81 Arsenal League Division One 42
3
1981-82 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1981-82 Arsenal League Cup 5
1981-82 Arsenal League Division One 42
1981-82 Arsenal UEFA Cup 4
1982-83 Arsenal FA Cup 8
1982-83 Arsenal League Cup 8
1982-83 Arsenal League Division One 40
1982-83 Arsenal UEFA Cup 2
1983-84 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1983-84 Arsenal League Cup 4
1983-84 Arsenal League Division One 40
1
1984-85 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1984-85 Arsenal League Cup 3
1984-85 Arsenal League Division One 39
1
1985-86 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1985-86 Arsenal League Cup 7
1985-86 Arsenal League Division One 42
1986-87 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1986-87 Arsenal League Cup 9
1986-87 Arsenal League Division One 35
1987-88 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1987-88 Arsenal League Cup 8
1987-88 Arsenal League Division One 34
1
1987-88 Football League Centenary 1
1988-89 Newcastle United FA Cup 4
1988-89 Newcastle United League Division One 20
1989-90 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 2
1989-90 Queens Park Rangers League Division One 1
1990-91 Coventry City League Division One 9
1991-92 Coventry City FA Cup 2
1991-92 Coventry City League Division One 21
1992-93 Coventry City League Cup 2
1992-93 Coventry City Premier League 21
1992-93 Everton Premier League 6
1
1


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
16 Aug 1980 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1980 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1980 Coventry City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
26 Aug 1980 Swansea City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Aug 1980 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
02 Sep 1980 Arsenal v Swansea City W 3-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
06 Sep 1980 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1980 Arsenal v Stoke City W 2-0 League Division One
20 Sep 1980 Middlesbrough v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1980 Stockport County v Arsenal W 1-3 League Cup 3rd round
27 Sep 1980 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1980 Arsenal v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division One
07 Oct 1980 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
11 Oct 1980 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
18 Oct 1980 Arsenal v Sunderland D 2-2 League Division One
21 Oct 1980 Arsenal v Norwich City W 3-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1980 Liverpool v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
01 Nov 1980 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Division One
04 Nov 1980 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 League Cup 4th round
08 Nov 1980 Leeds United v Arsenal W 0-5 League Division One
11 Nov 1980 Southampton v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
15 Nov 1980 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
22 Nov 1980 Arsenal v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
29 Nov 1980 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
06 Dec 1980 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1980 Sunderland v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Dec 1980 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1980 Crystal Palace v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
27 Dec 1980 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1981 Everton v Arsenal L 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1981 Everton v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
17 Jan 1981 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
31 Jan 1981 Arsenal v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
07 Feb 1981 Stoke City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
21 Feb 1981 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1981 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1981 Arsenal v Middlesbrough D 2-2 League Division One
07 Mar 1981 Leicester City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
21 Mar 1981 Norwich City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
28 Mar 1981 Arsenal v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1981 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 2-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1981 Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1981 Arsenal v Leeds United D 0-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1981 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
20 Apr 1981 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 3-2 League Division One
25 Apr 1981 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
02 May 1981 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1981 Arsenal v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1981 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
05 Sep 1981 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Sunderland D 1-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1981 Panathinaikos v Arsenal W 0-2 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
19 Sep 1981 Leeds United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
26 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
30 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Panathinaikos W 1-0
Agg: 3-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
03 Oct 1981 Notts County v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1981 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
10 Oct 1981 Swansea City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
17 Oct 1981 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1981 Winterslag v Arsenal L 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Oct 1981 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1981 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 2-0
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
31 Oct 1981 Arsenal v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
03 Nov 1981 Arsenal v Winterslag W 2-1
Agg: 2-2
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
07 Nov 1981 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1981 Arsenal v Norwich City W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
21 Nov 1981 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
28 Nov 1981 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
01 Dec 1981 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
05 Dec 1981 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
08 Dec 1981 Liverpool v Arsenal L 3-0 League Cup 4th round replay
02 Jan 1982 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 1982 Stoke City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
23 Jan 1982 Southampton v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1982 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion D 0-0 League Division One
30 Jan 1982 Arsenal v Leeds United W 1-0 League Division One
02 Feb 1982 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
06 Feb 1982 Sunderland v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
13 Feb 1982 Arsenal v Notts County W 1-0 League Division One
16 Feb 1982 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 1-0 League Division One
20 Feb 1982 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
27 Feb 1982 Arsenal v Swansea City L 0-2 League Division One
06 Mar 1982 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1982 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division One
16 Mar 1982 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
20 Mar 1982 Coventry City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
27 Mar 1982 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 4-3 League Division One
29 Mar 1982 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
03 Apr 1982 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
10 Apr 1982 Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1982 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 League Division One
17 Apr 1982 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division One
24 Apr 1982 Everton v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
01 May 1982 Arsenal v West Ham United W 2-0 League Division One
04 May 1982 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
08 May 1982 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
11 May 1982 Arsenal v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
15 May 1982 Arsenal v Southampton W 4-1 League Division One
28 Aug 1982 Stoke City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
31 Aug 1982 Arsenal v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division One
11 Sep 1982 Coventry City v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
14 Sep 1982 Spartak Moskva v Arsenal L 3-2 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Sep 1982 Arsenal v Notts County W 2-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1982 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
29 Sep 1982 Arsenal v Spartak Moskva L 2-5
Agg: 4-8
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
02 Oct 1982 Arsenal v West Ham United L 2-3 League Division One
05 Oct 1982 Arsenal v Cardiff City W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
09 Oct 1982 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
16 Oct 1982 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 League Division One
23 Oct 1982 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1982 Cardiff City v Arsenal W 1-3
Agg: 2-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Oct 1982 Arsenal v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division One
06 Nov 1982 Luton Town v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
09 Nov 1982 Everton v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
13 Nov 1982 Arsenal v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
20 Nov 1982 Swansea City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
23 Nov 1982 Arsenal v Everton W 3-0 League Cup 3rd round replay
27 Nov 1982 Arsenal v Watford L 2-4 League Division One
30 Nov 1982 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Cup 4th round
04 Dec 1982 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
07 Dec 1982 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
18 Dec 1982 Sunderland v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1982 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1982 Southampton v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
01 Jan 1983 Arsenal v Swansea City W 2-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1983 Liverpool v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
08 Jan 1983 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 1983 Arsenal v Stoke City W 3-0 League Division One
18 Jan 1983 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final
22 Jan 1983 Notts County v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
29 Jan 1983 Arsenal v Leeds United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1983 Leeds United v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
05 Feb 1983 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion W 3-1 League Division One
09 Feb 1983 Arsenal v Leeds United W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round 2nd replay
15 Feb 1983 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-4 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
19 Feb 1983 Middlesbrough v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 1983 Manchester United v Arsenal L 2-1
Agg: 6-3
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
26 Feb 1983 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1983 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 3-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
05 Mar 1983 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
12 Mar 1983 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Mar 1983 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1983 Arsenal v Luton Town W 4-1 League Division One
22 Mar 1983 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Division One
26 Mar 1983 Everton v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
02 Apr 1983 Arsenal v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
04 Apr 1983 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 5-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1983 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1983 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-2 FA Cup Semi-final
20 Apr 1983 Norwich City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1983 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1983 Watford v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
02 May 1983 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 League Division One
07 May 1983 Arsenal v Sunderland L 0-1 League Division One
10 May 1983 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
14 May 1983 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1983 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1983 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1983 Southampton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1983 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-3 League Division One
10 Sep 1983 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
17 Sep 1983 Notts County v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
24 Sep 1983 Arsenal v Norwich City W 3-0 League Division One
01 Oct 1983 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1983 Plymouth Argyle v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
15 Oct 1983 Arsenal v Coventry City L 0-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1983 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 4-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1983 Arsenal v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
29 Oct 1983 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 2-6 League Division One
05 Nov 1983 Arsenal v Sunderland L 1-2 League Division One
09 Nov 1983 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
12 Nov 1983 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
19 Nov 1983 Arsenal v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
26 Nov 1983 Leicester City v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
29 Nov 1983 Arsenal v Walsall L 1-2 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1983 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1983 West Ham United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1983 Arsenal v Watford W 3-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1983 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
27 Dec 1983 Arsenal v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division One
31 Dec 1983 Arsenal v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
02 Jan 1984 Norwich City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
07 Jan 1984 Middlesbrough v Arsenal L 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1984 Luton Town v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
21 Jan 1984 Arsenal v Notts County D 1-1 League Division One
28 Jan 1984 Stoke City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
04 Feb 1984 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers L 0-2 League Division One
11 Feb 1984 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
18 Feb 1984 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1984 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
03 Mar 1984 Sunderland v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
10 Mar 1984 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 4-1 League Division One
17 Mar 1984 Manchester United v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
24 Mar 1984 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 4-1 League Division One
09 Apr 1984 Everton v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
21 Apr 1984 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-2 League Division One
23 Apr 1984 Birmingham City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1984 Arsenal v Leicester City W 2-1 League Division One
05 May 1984 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
07 May 1984 Arsenal v West Ham United D 3-3 League Division One
12 May 1984 Watford v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
25 Aug 1984 Arsenal v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1984 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1984 Watford v Arsenal W 3-4 League Division One
04 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 2-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1984 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Stoke City W 4-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Bristol Rovers W 4-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Sep 1984 Coventry City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
06 Oct 1984 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1984 Bristol Rovers v Arsenal D 1-1
Agg: 1-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Oct 1984 Leicester City v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
20 Oct 1984 Arsenal v Sunderland W 3-2 League Division One
27 Oct 1984 West Ham United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
31 Oct 1984 Oxford United v Arsenal L 3-2 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1984 Manchester United v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1984 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
17 Nov 1984 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
25 Nov 1984 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
01 Dec 1984 Arsenal v Luton Town W 3-1 League Division One
08 Dec 1984 Southampton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
15 Dec 1984 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 4-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1984 Norwich City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
19 Jan 1985 Chelsea v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
21 Jan 1985 Arsenal v Hereford United W 7-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
26 Jan 1985 York City v Arsenal L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1985 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
12 Feb 1985 Liverpool v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
23 Feb 1985 Arsenal v Manchester United L 0-1 League Division One
02 Mar 1985 Arsenal v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
09 Mar 1985 Sunderland v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1985 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
16 Mar 1985 Arsenal v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division One
19 Mar 1985 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
23 Mar 1985 Everton v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
30 Mar 1985 Stoke City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1985 Arsenal v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1985 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1985 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
20 Apr 1985 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
27 Apr 1985 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division One
04 May 1985 Luton Town v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
06 May 1985 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
11 May 1985 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
17 Aug 1985 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Southampton W 3-2 League Division One
24 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-2 League Division One
27 Aug 1985 Luton Town v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
31 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division One
03 Sep 1985 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
07 Sep 1985 Coventry City v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
14 Sep 1985 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division One
21 Sep 1985 Chelsea v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1985 Hereford United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
28 Sep 1985 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
05 Oct 1985 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 3-2 League Division One
07 Oct 1985 Arsenal v Hereford United W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Oct 1985 West Ham United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
19 Oct 1985 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1985 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
30 Oct 1985 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
09 Nov 1985 Everton v Arsenal L 6-1 League Division One
16 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Oxford United W 2-1 League Division One
19 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Southampton D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
23 Nov 1985 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
26 Nov 1985 Southampton v Arsenal W 1-3 League Cup 4th round replay
30 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division One
07 Dec 1985 Southampton v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
14 Dec 1985 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-0 League Division One
21 Dec 1985 Manchester United v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
28 Dec 1985 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1986 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
04 Jan 1986 Grimsby Town v Arsenal W 3-4 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 1986 Leicester City v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
22 Jan 1986 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup Quarter-final
25 Jan 1986 Arsenal v Rotherham United W 5-1 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1986 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
04 Feb 1986 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 1-2 League Cup Quarter-final replay
15 Feb 1986 Luton Town v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
01 Mar 1986 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
03 Mar 1986 Arsenal v Luton Town D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
05 Mar 1986 Luton Town v Arsenal L 3-0 FA Cup 5th round 2nd replay
08 Mar 1986 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
11 Mar 1986 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1986 Arsenal v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division One
22 Mar 1986 Arsenal v Coventry City W 3-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1986 Arsenal v Watford L 0-2 League Division One
01 Apr 1986 Watford v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1986 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1986 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1986 Arsenal v Everton L 0-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1986 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
26 Apr 1986 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
29 Apr 1986 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division One
03 May 1986 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
05 May 1986 Oxford United v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1986 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-0 League Division One
26 Aug 1986 Coventry City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1986 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
13 Sep 1986 Luton Town v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
20 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Oxford United D 0-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
27 Sep 1986 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1986 Everton v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
07 Oct 1986 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal D 1-1
Agg: 1-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
11 Oct 1986 Arsenal v Watford W 3-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1986 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
25 Oct 1986 Arsenal v Chelsea W 3-1 League Division One
28 Oct 1986 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 1986 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
08 Nov 1986 Arsenal v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division One
15 Nov 1986 Southampton v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
18 Nov 1986 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 2-0 League Cup 4th round
22 Nov 1986 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
29 Nov 1986 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
06 Dec 1986 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1986 Norwich City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
20 Dec 1986 Arsenal v Luton Town W 3-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1986 Leicester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1986 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Wimbledon W 3-1 League Division One
04 Jan 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
10 Jan 1987 Reading v Arsenal W 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
21 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Cup Quarter-final
24 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
31 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Plymouth Argyle W 6-1 FA Cup 4th round
08 Feb 1987 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
14 Feb 1987 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
21 Feb 1987 Arsenal v Barnsley W 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 1987 Oxford United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2
Agg: 2-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
04 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup Semi-final replay
07 Mar 1987 Chelsea v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
10 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-1 League Division One
14 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Watford L 1-3 FA Cup Quarter-final
17 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
21 Mar 1987 Watford v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Everton L 0-1 League Division One
05 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-1 League Cup Final
11 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 2-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Leicester City W 4-1 League Division One
15 Aug 1987 Arsenal v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1987 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1987 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 6-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1987 Luton Town v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
12 Sep 1987 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
19 Sep 1987 Arsenal v Wimbledon W 3-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1987 Doncaster Rovers v Arsenal W 0-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 1987 Arsenal v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division One
03 Oct 1987 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
06 Oct 1987 Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers W 1-0
Agg: 4-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Oct 1987 Arsenal v Oxford United W 2-0 League Division One
18 Oct 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
24 Oct 1987 Arsenal v Derby County W 2-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1987 Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth W 3-0 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1987 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
03 Nov 1987 Arsenal v Chelsea W 3-1 League Division One
14 Nov 1987 Norwich City v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
17 Nov 1987 Arsenal v Stoke City W 3-0 League Cup 4th round
21 Nov 1987 Arsenal v Southampton L 0-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1987 Watford v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
05 Dec 1987 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1987 Coventry City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
19 Dec 1987 Arsenal v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1987 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest L 0-2 League Division One
28 Dec 1987 Wimbledon v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
02 Jan 1988 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Division One
09 Jan 1988 Arsenal v Millwall W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1988 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Jan 1988 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal W 0-1 League Cup Quarter-final
30 Jan 1988 Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
07 Feb 1988 Everton v Arsenal W 0-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
20 Feb 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
24 Feb 1988 Arsenal v Everton W 3-1
Agg: 4-1
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
27 Feb 1988 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 4-0 League Division One
06 Mar 1988 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1988 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest L 1-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
30 Mar 1988 Oxford United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
04 Apr 1988 Arsenal v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1988 Southampton v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
12 Apr 1988 West Ham United v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
15 Apr 1988 Arsenal v Watford L 0-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1988 Arsenal v Luton Town L 2-3 League Cup Final
30 Apr 1988 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
02 May 1988 Arsenal v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
07 May 1988 Everton v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1976-77 England UEFA Under-18 5
1978-79 England B International 2
1978-79 England British Home Championship 1
1978-79 England UEFA Under-21 2
1978-79 England Under-21 2
1979-80 England British Home Championship 2
1
1979-80 England International Friendly 1
1979-80 England UEFA European Championship 4
1979-80 England UEFA Under-21 4
1980-81 England British Home Championship 2
1980-81 England FIFA World Cup 5
1980-81 England International Friendly 2
1981-82 England British Home Championship 3
1981-82 England FIFA World Cup 4
1981-82 England International Friendly 2
1982-83 England British Home Championship 2
1982-83 England International Friendly 1
1982-83 England UEFA European Championship 5
1983-84 England British Home Championship 1
1983-84 England International Friendly 5
1983-84 England UEFA European Championship 3
1984-85 England City Tournament 3
1984-85 England FIFA World Cup 5
1
1984-85 England International Friendly 4
1985-86 England FIFA World Cup 8
1985-86 England International Friendly 6
1985-86 England Unofficial 1
1986-87 England International Friendly 2
1986-87 England UEFA European Championship 4
1987-88 England International Friendly 3
1987-88 England Rous Cup 2
1987-88 England UEFA European Championship 5


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

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Mar 1977 England v Wales W 1-0 UEFA U18 Preliminary
23 Mar 1977 Wales v England D 1-1 UEFA U18 Preliminary
19 May 1977 Belgium v England W 0-1 UEFA U18 Group A
21 May 1977 England v Iceland D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group A
23 May 1977 England v Greece D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group A
19 Sep 1978 Denmark v England W 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 1
28 Nov 1978 Czechoslovakia v England W 0-1 B International
06 Feb 1979 Wales v England W 0-1 Under-21
23 May 1979 England v Wales D 0-0 British Home Championship
05 Jun 1979 Bulgaria v England W 1-3 UEFA Under-21 Group 1
09 Jun 1979 Sweden v England W 1-2 Under-21
12 Jun 1979 Austria v England W 0-1 B INTER
22 Nov 1979 England v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
06 Feb 1980 England v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
12 Feb 1980 England v Scotland W 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
04 Mar 1980 Scotland v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
16 Apr 1980 England v East Germany L 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
23 Apr 1980 East Germany v England L 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
13 May 1980 England v Argentina W 3-1 International Friendly
17 May 1980 Wales v England L 4-1 British Home Championship
20 May 1980 England v Northern Ireland D 1-1 British Home Championship
24 May 1980 Scotland v England W 0-2 British Home Championship
12 Jun 1980 Belgium v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Jun 1980 Italy v England L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
10 Sep 1980 England v Norway W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
15 Oct 1980 Romania v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
19 Nov 1980 England v Switzerland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
25 Mar 1981 England v Spain L 1-2 International Friendly
29 Apr 1981 England v Romania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
12 May 1981 England v Brazil L 0-1 International Friendly
20 May 1981 England v Wales D 0-0 British Home Championship
23 May 1981 England v Scotland L 0-1 British Home Championship
30 May 1981 Switzerland v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
23 Feb 1982 England v Northern Ireland W 4-0 British Home Championship
27 Apr 1982 Wales v England W 0-1 British Home Championship
25 May 1982 England v Netherlands W 2-0 International Friendly
29 May 1982 Scotland v England W 0-1 British Home Championship
03 Jun 1982 Finland v England W 1-4 International Friendly
16 Jun 1982 England v France W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
20 Jun 1982 Czechoslovakia v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
29 Jun 1982 England v Germany D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group B
05 Jul 1982 Spain v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group B
22 Sep 1982 Denmark v England D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
13 Oct 1982 England v West Germany L 1-2 International Friendly
17 Nov 1982 Greece v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
15 Dec 1982 England v Luxembourg W 9-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
30 Mar 1983 England v Greece D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
27 Apr 1983 England v Hungary W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
28 May 1983 Northern Ireland v England D 0-0 British Home Championship
01 Jun 1983 England v Scotland W 2-0 British Home Championship
21 Sep 1983 England v Denmark L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
12 Oct 1983 Hungary v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
16 Nov 1983 Luxembourg v England W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 3
29 Feb 1984 France v England L 2-0 International Friendly
26 May 1984 Scotland v England D 1-1 British Home Championship
02 Jun 1984 England v USSR L 0-2 International Friendly
10 Jun 1984 Brazil v England W 0-2 International Friendly
13 Jun 1984 Uruguay v England L 2-0 International Friendly
17 Jun 1984 Chile v England D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Sep 1984 England v East Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 1984 England v Finland W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Nov 1984 Turkey v England W 0-8 FIFA World Cup Group 3
27 Feb 1985 Northern Ireland v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
26 Mar 1985 England v Republic of Ireland W 2-1 International Friendly
01 May 1985 Romania v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
22 May 1985 Finland v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
25 May 1985 Scotland v England L 1-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 1985 Italy v England L 2-1 CITY TOURNAMENT
09 Jun 1985 Mexico v England L 1-0 CITY TOURNAMENT
12 Jun 1985 England v West Germany W 3-0 CITY TOURNAMENT
16 Jun 1985 USA v England W 0-5 International Friendly
11 Sep 1985 England v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
16 Oct 1985 England v Turkey W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
13 Nov 1985 England v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
29 Jan 1986 Egypt v England W 0-4 International Friendly
26 Feb 1986 Israel v England W 1-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 1986 USSR v England W 0-1 International Friendly
23 Apr 1986 England v Scotland W 2-1 International Friendly
14 May 1986 England v Korea Republic W 4-1 UNOFFICIAL
17 May 1986 England v Mexico W 3-0 International Friendly
24 May 1986 Canada v England W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1986 Portugal v England L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
06 Jun 1986 England v Morocco D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
11 Jun 1986 England v Poland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
18 Jun 1986 England v Paraguay W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
22 Jun 1986 Argentina v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
10 Sep 1986 Sweden v England L 1-0 International Friendly
15 Oct 1986 England v Northern Ireland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Nov 1986 England v Yugoslavia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Feb 1987 Spain v England W 2-4 International Friendly
01 Apr 1987 Northern Ireland v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
29 Apr 1987 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Sep 1987 West Germany v England L 3-1 International Friendly
14 Oct 1987 England v Turkey W 8-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Nov 1987 Yugoslavia v England W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group 4
23 Mar 1988 England v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
21 May 1988 England v Scotland W 1-0 ROUS CUP
24 May 1988 England v Colombia D 1-1 Rous Cup
28 May 1988 Switzerland v England W 0-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 1988 England v Republic of Ireland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Jun 1988 England v Netherlands L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
18 Jun 1988 England v USSR L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B


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