1992–93 Arsenal F.C. season

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Arsenal
1992–93 season
Chairman Peter Hill-Wood
Manager George Graham
Stadium Highbury
FA Premier League 10th
FA Cup Winners
League Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League:
Ian Wright (15)
All:
Ian Wright (30)
Highest home attendance 29,739 vs. Manchester United
(28 November 1992)
Lowest home attendance 20,796 vs. Oldham Athletic
(26 August 1992)
Average home league attendance 24,403[1]
Home colours

The 1992–93 season was the 95th season of competitive football played by Arsenal.

Season summary[edit]

Despite enduring a disappointing league season, finishing 10th in the first ever Premier League, behind unfancied sides like Norwich City and Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal managed to complete a double of the FA Cup and League Cup, defeating Sheffield Wednesday in both finals.

New to the Arsenal squad for 1992-93 was Denmark's Euro 92 midfield hero John Jensen, who took over in central midfield from Leeds United bound David Rocastle.

The end of the season saw the departure of long-serving Irish defender David O'Leary, who, to date, holds the record for the most appearances for Arsenal.

Premier League[edit]

August–October[edit]

Arsenal hosted Norwich City at Highbury on the opening weekend of the season.

Arsenal recorded their first league win of the campaign against Liverpool at Anfield; midfielder Ray Parlour created both of the team's goals.[2] This was followed by a 2–0 win at home to Oldham Athletic, where the attendance of 20,796 was Highbury's lowest in over four years.[3]

Matches[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
9 Manchester City 42 15 12 15 56 51 +5 57
10 Arsenal 42 15 11 16 40 38 +2 56 1993–94 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
11 Chelsea 42 14 14 14 51 54 −3 56

Source: [4]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
42 15 11 16 40 38 +2 56 8 6 7 25 20 +5 7 5 9 15 18 −3

Source: [4]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Ground H A A H H A A H A H H A H A H A H A A H H A H A A H A H A H A H A A A H H A H A H H
Result L L W W W D L L D W W W W W W L L L L D D L D W L L W D L D W W D L W L D D D L W L
Position 22 22 14 9 5 5 7 9 13 9 7 5 4 3 1 2 3 6 8 6 8 9 9 7 11 12 11 11 12 11 12 9 9 11 10 11 12 12 12 12 9 10

Source: [5]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Football League Cup[edit]

The Football League Cup is a cup competition open to clubs in the Premier League and Football League. Like the FA Cup it is played on a knockout basis, with the exception of the second round and semi-finals, which are contested over a two-legged tie.

Arsenal entered the competition in the second round, as one of the 22 teams from the Premier League. They were drawn against Millwall; the first leg took place at Highbury on 22 September 1992. In the match Campbell scored in the 78th minute to cancel out Millwall's lead early in the second half.[6] The second leg at The Den was much the same, with both teams playing out for a 1–1 draw. As there were no further goals the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out, which Arsenal won 3–1.[7]

Squad statistics[edit]

Arsenal used a total of 29 players during the 1992–93 season and there were nine different goalscorers. There were also two squad members who did not make a first-team appearance in the campaign. Adams featured in 52 games and started the most number of games in the squad. The team scored a total of 72 goals in all competitions. The top goalscorer was Wright, with 30 goals – half of which were scored in the league.

Key

Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute. Players with name struck through and marked Left club during playing season left the club during the playing season.

Pos. Name Nat. League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK  ENG David Seaman 39 0 8 0 9 0 56 0
GK  ENG Alan Miller 3 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 3 (1) 0
DF  ENG Nigel Winterburn 29 1 8 0 7 1 44 2
DF  ENG Lee Dixon 29 0 8 0 7 0 44 0
DF  ENG Tony Adams 33 (2) 0 8 2 9 0 50 (2) 2
DF  ENG Steve Bould 24 1 1 0 5 0 30 1
DF  ENG Andy Linighan 19 (2) 2 7 1 4 1 30 (2) 4
DF  IRE David O'Leary 6 (5) 0 1 (3) 0 2 0 9 (8) 0
DF  ENG Colin Pates 2 (5) 0 0 0 0 0 2 (5) 0
DF  ENG Martin Keown 15 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 15 (1) 0
DF  ENG Steve Morrow 13 (3) 0 2 (2) 0 4 (1) 1 19 (6) 1
DF  NOR Pål Lydersen 7 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 8 (1) 0
DF  SCO Scott Marshall 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
DF  ENG Gavin McGowan (2) 0 0 0 0 0 (2) 0
MF  ENG David Hiller 27 (3) 1 4 (1) 0 7 (1) 0 38 (5) 1
MF  SWE Anders Limpar 12 (11) 2 2 0 4 0 18 (11) 2
MF  ENG Paul Davis 6 0 2 0 3 0 11 0
MF  ENG Perry Groves (1) 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
MF  ENG Ray Parlour 16 (5) 1 4 1 3 (5) 0 23 (6) 2
MF  ENG Jimmy Carter 11 (5) 2 1 0 1 (1) 0 13 (6) 2
MF  DEN John Jensen 29 (3) 0 4 0 3 0 36 (3) 0
MF  ENG Ian Selley 9 0 3 0 1 0 13 0
MF  ENG Mark Flatts 6 (4) 0 0 0 1 0 7 (4) 0
MF  ENG Neil Heaney 3 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 3 (2) 0
MF  ENG Paul Merson 32 (1) 6 8 1 9 1 49 (1) 8
FW  ENG Ian Wright 30 (1) 15 7 10 8 5 45 (1) 30
FW  ENG Kevin Campbell 32 (5) 4 4 (3) 1 5 (4) 4 41 (12) 9
FW  ENG Alan Smith 27 (4) 3 5 (2) 1 7 2 39 (6) 6
FW  SCO Paul Dickov 1 (2) 2 0 0 0 0 1 (2) 2

Source: [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ a b "Arsenal first team line up (1992–93)". The Arsenal History. Retrieved 31 July 2014.  Note: Information is in the section 1992–93.
  2. ^ Lacey, David (24 August 1992). "Ray of hope evens up Arsenal odds". The Guardian (London). p. 13. 
  3. ^ White, Clive (27 August 1992). "Wright adds finishing touch". The Times (London). p. 16. 
  4. ^ a b "Premier League – 1992–93". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Arsenal – 1992–93". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Lacey, David (23 September 1992). "Campbell the substitute spares Highbury blushes". The Guardian (London). p. 14. 
  7. ^ Lacey, David (8 October 1992). "Seaman breaks the deadlock". The Guardian (London). p. 16.