With Arsenal’s victorious appearance at Wembley on Saturday the club’s record at Spur’s new ground is unsurpassed.

We originally published this post in 2014 before the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan.

It’s now been updated to take into account the subsequent games at Wembley since then. In this update we’ve added a couple of programmes from previous Wembley appearances.

When Arsenal took to the field for the FA Cup final against Chelsea on 22 May, it was the Gunners 51st appearance at Wembley. This meant Arsenal pulled further away from Manchester United who have appeared 49 times.

Arsenal played at the original Wembley Stadium 41 times which is a record that cannot now be taken away from them.

1987-04-05 Liverpool (N) FLC

The full list of games played by Arsenal at Wembley are:

Season Opponents Competition Score
1 1926/27 Cardiff City FA Cup final 0-1
2 1929/30 Huddersfield Town FA Cup final 2-0
3 1931/32 Newcastle United FA Cup final 1-2
4 1935/36 Sheffield United FA Cup final 1-0
5 1940/41 Preston North End Football League War Cup final 1-1
6 1942/43 Charlton Athletic Football League Cup (South) final 7-1
7 1949/50 Liverpool FA Cup final 2-0
8 1951/52 Newcastle United FA Cup final 0-1
9 1967/68 Leeds United League Cup final 0-1
10 1968/69 Swindon Town League Cup final 1-3
11 1970/71 Liverpool FA Cup final 2-1
12 1971/72 Leeds United FA Cup final 0-1
13 1977/78 Ipswich Town FA Cup final 0-1
14 1978/79 Manchester United FA Cup final 3-2
15 1979/80 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1-3
16 1979/80 West Ham United FA Cup final 0-1
17 1986/87 Liverpool League Cup final 2-1
18 1987/88 Luton Town League Cup final 2-3
19 1988/89 Tottenham Hotspur Wembley International Tournament 4-0
20 1988/89 Bayern Munich Wembley International Tournament 3-0
21 1989/90 Porto Makita International Tournament 1-0
22 1989/90 Liverpool Makita International Tournament 1-0
23 1989/90 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 0-1
24 1990/91 Aston Villa Makita International Tournament 2-0
25 1990/91 Sampdoria Makita International Tournament 0-1
26 1990/91 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup semi-final 1-3
27 1991/92 Tottenham Hotspur FA Charity Shield 0-0
28 1992/93 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup semi-final 1-0
29 1992/93 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup final 2-1
30 1992/93 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup final 1-1
31 1992/93 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup final 2-1
32 1993/94 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1-1*
33 1997/98 Newcastle United FA Cup final 2-0
34 1998/99 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 3-0
35 1998/99 Panathinaikos Champions League 2-1
36 1998/99 Dynamo Kiev Champions League 1-1
37 1998/99 Lens Champions League 0-1
38 1999/2000 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 2-1
39 1999/2000 AIK Solna Champions League 3-1
40 1999/2000 Barcelona Champions League 2-4
41 1999/2000 Fiorentina Champions League 0-1
42 2008/09 Chelsea FA Cup semi-final 1-2
43 2010/11 Birmingham City League Cup final 1-2
44 2013/14 Wigan Athletic FA Cup semi-final 1-1**
45 2013/14 Hull City FA Cup final 3-2
46 2013/14 Manchester City FA Community Shield 3-0
47 2014/15 Reading FA Cup semi-final  2-1
48 2014/15 Aston Villa FA Cup final  4-0
49 2015/16 Chelsea FA Community Shield  1-0
50 2016/17 Manchester City FA Cup semi-final 2-1
51 2016/17 Chelsea FA Cup final 2-1

* Lost 4-5 on penalties
** Won 4-2 on penalties

Arsenal’s complete record at Wembley is as follows:

Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against
51 27 6 18 79 52

The record for most appearances by an Arsenal player at Wembley is 24 held jointly by Tony Adams and Nigel Winterburn. Including his international appearances, Adams appeared more times at the original Wembley Stadium than any other player.

Reg Lewis has scored more goals than any other Arsenal player at Wembley with a grand total of six – four in the Football League Cup (South) final in 1942/43 and two in the 1949/50 FA Cup final.

1979-05-12 Manchester United (N) FAC

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9 thoughts on “Arsenal’s record at Wembley

  1. How on earth could you have forgotten that journey from hell? The one when the signalling equipment between Newport and Cardiff had been vandalised? We spent about 10 hours on the train all told that day. Left Paddington on a train just before 10am and running like loonies up the road to the stadium when we got off the train and heard them playing the National Anthem. The origin of the “He knocked John Terry out” chant for poor Diaby who at that point looked like he was going to be the second PV4 … until Dan Smith tried to amputate his foot on the pitch.
    Only good thing to be said about it all is that one of the MPs for Islington, Jeremy Corbyn, took up the case and everyone I know who travelled by train got their full fare refunded.

  2. Alexander Baker on 16 April 2015 at 10:26 am said:

    Also the 2014/15 Community Shield against Manchester City

  3. Jamie Baldwin on 16 April 2015 at 10:20 am said:

    What about the Man.City Charity shield this year 3-0?

  4. Steve on 10 March 2014 at 2:31 pm said:

    We lost to Leeds 1-0 71/72

  5. andrew on 10 March 2014 at 1:25 pm said:

    you left out the league cup final loss to chelsea in 2007

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