John Ollerenshaw 1925-2020
John Ollerenshaw: The Arsenal 1945-1950
John Ollerenshaw was a post-World War Two addition to the club, who made a couple of first team appearances during the transition wartime season, but unfortunately for John these games are not classed as first class matches. Thereafter, he appeared almost exclusively for the ‘A’ team.
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John O’Rourke 1945-2016
John O’Rourke: The Arsenal 1960-62
An Arsenal Reserve/Youth player, he had a healthy goal-scoring ratio all through his career as a prolific Centre Forward, even appearing as a male model in Middlesbrough.
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We’re sure that most of you are aware that David O’Leary has played most first team games for Arsenal and that Thierry Henry is the club’s record goalscorer. But what about before them? Which players previously held those records? Read More →
by Andy Kelly
Anyone who saw David O’Leary play would agree that he was one of the games calmest players who very rarely lost his cool. The only game that I can remember him coming close to being sent off was when he broke George Armstrong’s appearance record against Norwich on 4 November 1989. He was involved in a running battle with Martin Allen who seemed intent on provoking O’Leary to react, a tactic that almost worked as the Arsenal man was booked. Read More →