1980–81 Arsenal F.C. season

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Arsenal F.C.
1980–81 season
Manager Terry Neill
First Division 3rd
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Frank Stapleton (14)
All:
Frank Stapleton (16)
Highest home attendance 54,045 vs Tottenham Hotspur
(30 August 1980)
Lowest home attendance 17,431 vs Birmingham City
(31 March 1981)
Home colours
Away colours

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
1 August 1980 Rangers A L 0–2 27,000
3 August 1980 Aberdeen A L 1–2 Stapleton
9 August 1980 Vasco da Gama N L 1–2 Talbot
10 August 1980 Partizan Belgrade A D 0–0

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Wales GK Rhys Wilmot
Scotland GK George Wood
Northern Ireland GK Pat Jennings
England DF Steve Gatting
England DF Richie Powling
England DF Kenny Sansom
England DF Chris Whyte
Scotland DF Willie Young
Northern Ireland DF Sammy Nelson
Republic of Ireland DF John Devine
Republic of Ireland DF Paul Gorman
Republic of Ireland DF David O'Leary
No. Position Player
England MF Paul Davis
England MF John Hollins
England MF Brian McDermott
England MF David Price
England MF Graham Rix
England MF Brian Talbot
Wales MF Peter Nicholas
England FW Alan Sunderland
England FW Paul Vaessen
Republic of Ireland FW Frank Stapleton

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England DF Nicky Law

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arsenal and Man United in hunt for Germany U-21 ace. "Arsenal FC - Kader 1980/1981". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2012-08-19.