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Arsenal playing record to end of 2021/22
Went to my first match at Arsenal in 1949boxing day I think we played Sunderland and won 5-0 I was 13 and so small i couldn’t see so they lifted me over there heads to set right at the top on a fence so worried I would lose my dad lovely memories
Arsenal playing record to end of 2020/21
Arsenal playing record to end of 2019/20
Have now played the CS taking total to 5650
Arsenal have played 41 games so far in 2019/20, including West Ham 1-0 on 7 March. Whether the season finishes is unclear, as is whether some or all of the games might eventually be expunged from the records. Including them all at present the all time record is now
Arsenal playing record to end of 2018/19
Following Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0 on 1/4/19 the gunners have now played 5583 major games.
Arsenal major games totals at end of 2017-18
League 4486 + 38 = 4524
FA Cup 471 + 1 = 472
League Cup 220 + 6 = 226
Europe 279 + 14 = 293
C Shield 21 + 1 = 22
Total 5477 + 60 = 5537
With 2 League games played in 2018-19 the current total is 5539.
my dad john stuart gething played in the youth team in 1967-1968 along side charlie george have you any news clippings of this time that i could research
many thanks nikki gething
Your dad played four games for Arsenal during 1966-67:
3-12-1966 Crystal Palace (Home) South East Counties League 2-5
17-12-1966 West Ham (Away) South East Counties League 1-2
31-12-1966 Cray Wanderers (Home) Metropolitan League 7-0
14-1-1967 Woodford Town (Away) Metropolitan League 2-0
Players that he played with that went on to play for the first team were: David Jenkins, Sammy Nelson, Eddie Kelly, Charlie George and Malcolm Webster.
Unfortunately, the programmes from that season didn’t have match reports for recent games. The Islington Gazette might have. I’ll take a look the next time at the British Library.
Did your dad go on to play for any other teams?
Arsenal major games totals at end of 2016-17
League 4448 + 38 = 4486
FA Cup 465 + 6 = 471
League Cup 217 + 3 = 220
Europe 271 + 8 = 279
C Shield 21 + 0 = 21
Total 5422 + 55 = 5477
Arsenal have now played 38 games this season, after the 2-0 win over Sutton United on 20 Feb.
The overall total now stands at 5422 + 38 = 5460.
The new Arsenal handbook has recently been published. It again contains the all-time playing record in all senior first team matches, to the end of last season.
P 5422 (FL/PL, FAC, LC, E, CS)
Arsenal have played 20 games this season, PL 13, CL 5, LC 2, following the match with Bournemouth on 27 Nov.
So the current total games is 5442.
I think on balance if anyone asked me how many games Arsenal had played overall I would say 5422, based on the principal games summarised in the Arsenal handbook.
Any complete record of line-ups should include minor competitions, war-time games, friendlies, testimonials, tours, even expunged games like the 3 in 1939-40, and reference to abandoned games.
But the best summary should be expertly pruned, and that is what I think Arsenal have done in their handbook.
Arsenal total competitive games at end of 2015-16
League 4410 + 38 = 4448
FA Cup 460 + 5 = 465
League Cup 215 + 2 = 217
Europe 263 + 8 = 271
C Shield 20 + 1 = 21
Total 5368 + 54 = 5422
Chris, I assume that you have included the FA Cup 3/4 place play-off v Wolves in the FA Cup total and the European Super Cup v AC Milan in the European total.
On top of this you can also include the following which were also considered first team competitions:
United League – 50
Southern District Combination – 16
London League Premier Division – 30
London Senior Cup – 15
London Charity Cup – 6
Kent Senior Cup – 7
London FA Challenge Cup (up to 1929/30) – 44
Southern Floodlight Challenge Cup – 12
Kent Senior Shield – 1
Southern Professional Charity Cup – 10
London PFA Charity Fund – 7
Which I believe gives a total of 5620 competitive first team games.
Yes, figures include Wolves and Milan as above. The starting figure, 5368, comes from this season’s Arsenal handbook, compiled by Josh James. At first he included some of the other minor leagues and cups, but now just includes FL/PL, FAC, LC, E, CS. So took 5368 and added this season 54 to come to 5422. Seems a slicker version of history than including long forgotten competitions. But should more accurately be titled Arsenal games in principal competitions(although the C Shield is not really that). Overall is probably 5422(main), 5620(all) and ?c 7000(including friendlies, tours, etc.). May be worth a proper analysis one of these days !
I’ve got 6798 including friendlies.
These things all depend on definitions !
I could envisage an overall table of P W D L F A,
Main competitions sub-total(tallies with Arsenal handbook)
Friendlies, Tours, etc
The book, Arsenal a complete record, by Fred Ollier, published in 1995, contains a printed version of all the games up to then. Includes friendlies, tours, youth cup, minor leagues and cups, as well as a player biography section.
The current Arsenal handbook contains the all-time playing record in all senior first-team matches up to the end of last season – FL, PL, FAC, FLC, Europe, FACS – P 5368, W2542, D 1301, L 1525, F 9109, A 6531. Following the Bournemouth game on Sunday 7 February, Arsenal have now played 5404 senior games.
I would second those comments of Chris Smith. I used to walk from Hackney to Highbury for every home game from 1954 when I was 11 right up until 1963. My Uncle Len Wills, my mothers brother always arranged for me to sit in the players “paddock”,he would seek me out from their dressing room at the main entrance. My best memory is for his first game against Spurs and a 4-1 victory.wonderful days, sadly he passed away a few years back, never did see any thing about him on the website but to me he was my hero and idol.
Brilliant! Looking at the teams in the mid 50’s onwards brought back wonderful memories for me. I lived in Ickenham at that time and attended most home games.