1989–90 Arsenal F.C. season
|FA Cup||Fourth round|
|League Cup||Fourth round|
Alan Smith (10)
Alan Smith (13)
|Highest home attendance||43,483 vs. Queens Park Rangers
(27 January 1990)
|Lowest home attendance||26,865 vs. Southampton
(2 May 1990)
The 1989–90 season was Arsenal's 70th consecutive season in the top division of English football. The team did not retain the title the following season; they finished fourth in 1989–90 and fell behind champions Liverpool, runners-up Aston Villa and third-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the title challenge.
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FA Charity Shield
As league champions, Arsenal contested the 1989 FA Charity Shield against Liverpool, who beat their local rivals Everton to win the 1989 FA Cup Final. Liverpool won the match on 12 August 1989 by 1-0 with a goal from Peter Beardsley.
Football League First Division
|1 19 August 1989||Manchester United||4-1||Arsenal||Manchester|
|David Rocastle||Stadium: Old Trafford
Referee: David Hutchinson
|Third round||6 January 1990||Stoke City||A||W||1–0||Quinn||23,827|
|Fourth round||27 January 1990||Queens Park Rangers||H||D||0–0||43,483|
|Fourth round replay||31 January 1990||Queens Park Rangers||A||L||0–2||21,547|
Football League Cup
|19 September 1989||Plymouth Argyle||H||W||2–0||Smith, o.g.||26,865|
|3 October 1989||Plymouth Argyle||A||W||6–1||Thomas (3), Groves, o.g.||17,360|
|Third round||25 October 1989||Liverpool||H||W||1–0||Smith||40,814|
|Fourth round||22 November 1989||Oldham Athletic||A||L||1–3||Quinn||14,924|
- Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
- Players with names in italics and marked * were on loan from another club for the whole of their season with Arsenal.
|Pos.||Name||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Charity Shield||Total|
- "Arsenal first team line up (1991–92)". Andy's Arsenal Resource Website. Retrieved 5 April 2013.