We’re sure that we will be asked at some point about Arsenal’s record so, we’ve dusted down last year’s blog and updated it. Below is a list of all the FA Cup semi-finals that Arsenal have appeared in. This will be the Arsenal’s 28th appearance at this stage, setting a new record. And, as an added bonus, programmes from a couple of victories.

1971-03-31 Stoke City (N) FAC 01

Season Opponents Venue Score
1 1905/06 Newcastle United Victoria Ground, Stoke 0-2
2 1906/07 Sheffield Wednesday St Andrews, Birmingham 1-3
3 1926/27 Southampton Stamford Bridge, Chelsea 2-1
4 1927/28 Blackburn Rovers Filbert Street, Leicester 0-1
5 1929/30 Hull City Elland Road, Leeds 2-2
Villa Park, Aston Villa 1-0
6 1931/32 Manchester City Villa Park, Aston Villa 1-0
7 1935/36 Grimsby Town Leeds Road, Huddersfield 1-0
8 1949/50 Chelsea White Hart Lane, Tottenham 2-2
White Hart Lane, Tottenham 1-0
9 1951/52 Chelsea White Hart Lane, Tottenham 1-1
White Hart Lane, Tottenham 3-0
10 1970/71 Stoke Cty Hillsborough, Sheffield Wednesday 2-2
Villa Park, Aston Villa 2-0
11 1971/72 Stoke Cty Villa Park, Aston Villa 1-1
Goodison Park, Everton 2-1
12 1972/73 Sunderland Hillsborough, Sheffield Wednesday 1-2
13 1977/78 Orient Stamford Bridge, Chelsea 3-0
14 1978/79 Wolverhampton Wanderers Villa Park, Aston Villa 2-0
15 1979/80 Liverpool Hillsborough, Sheffield Wednesday 0-0
Villa Park, Aston Villa 1-1
Villa Park, Aston Villa 1-1
Highfield Road, Coventry 1-0
16 1982/83 Manchester United Villa Park, Aston Villa 1-2
17 1990/91 Tottenham Hotspur Wembley 1-3
18 1992/93 Tottenham Hotspur Wembley 1-0
19 1997/98 Wolverhampton Wanderers Villa Park, Aston Villa 1-0
20 1998/99 Manchester United Villa Park, Aston Villa 0-0
Villa Park, Aston Villa 1-2
21 2000/01 Tottenham Hotspur Old Trafford, Manchester United 2-1
22 2001/02 Middlesbrough Old Trafford, Manchester United 1-0
23 2002/03 Sheffield United Old Trafford, Manchester United 1-0
24 2003/04 Manchester United Villa Park, Aston Villa 0-1
25 2004/05 Blackburn Rovers Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 3-0
26 2008/09 Chelsea Wembley 1-2
27 2013/14 Wigan Athletic Wembley 1-1*
28 2014/15 Reading Wembley

* Won 4-2 on penalties

1978-04-08 Orient (N) FAC 01
Arsenal have won 18 ties and lost 9, which bodes well for this season. If Arsenal beat Reading they will also surpass the record they hold with Manchester United of 18 appearances in the final.

The overall playing record in FA Cup semi-finals (including replays) is:

Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against
36 17 10 9 45 32

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed we’ve won 18 ties but the table shows only 17 wins. That’s because, by FIFA’s definition, games decided by a penalty shoot-out are deemed to be whatever the result was after 90 minutes or extra-time if it is played. Some people agree, some don’t.

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The books…

Woolwich A and Crowd

 

One thought on “Arsenal’s FA Cup Semi-final Record

  1. Looking forward to my 18th FA Cup semi final with the mighty Arsenal on Saturday – 23rd if you include replays.

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