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1993–94 Arsenal F.C. season

Season summaryEdit

Arsenal conquered their goalscoring problems which had restricted them to 10th place a year earlier, though they surrendered their defence of both domestic cup competitions. This time round they finished fourth in the league, and at one stage looked like the most likely team to threaten Manchester United's lead. But the real success of the campaign was a 1–0 win over Parma in Copenhagen which gave them glory in the European Cup Winners' Cup and their first European trophy since 1970.[1]

1993–94 saw a great deal of change at Arsenal. The season began with the club's longest-serving player, 34-year-old defender David O'Leary, signing for Leeds and out-of-favour midfielder Colin Pates joining Brighton. Irish winger Eddie McGoldrick was captured from Crystal Palace; his arrival led to the sale of fellow winger Anders Limpar to Everton a few months later.

The close season saw Arsenal make swoops for Swedish midfielder Stefan Schwarz as manager George Graham prepared to maintain an Arsenal side that could challenge on all fronts the following season.

PlayersEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup Cup Winners' Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   David Seaman 56 0 39 0 3 0 5 0 9 0
2 DF   Lee Dixon 48 0 32+1 0 3 0 4 0 8 0
3 DF   Nigel Winterburn 50 0 34 0 3 0 4 0 9 0
4 MF   Paul Davis 34 0 21+1 0 0 0 1+2 0 9 0
5 DF   Andy Linighan 27 0 20+1 0 0 0 4 0 1+1 0
6 DF   Tony Adams 48 4 35 0 3 2 2 0 8 2
7 FW   Kevin Campbell 52 19 28+9 14 3 0 2+2 1 7+1 4
8 FW   Ian Wright 52 34 39 23 3 1 4 6 6 4
9 FW   Alan Smith 41 7 21+4 3 1+1 1 4+1 1 7+2 2
10 MF   Paul Merson 47 12 24+9 7 2+1 0 4 2 7 3
11 MF   Eddie McGoldrick 37 1 23+3 0 1+1 0 4 0 3+2 1
12 DF   Steve Bould 37 1 23+2 1 3 0 3 0 5+1 0
13 GK   Alan Miller 4 0 3+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF   Martin Keown 46 0 23+10 0 2+1 0 3 0 4+3 0
15 MF   Anders Limpar [S] 12 0 9+1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
17 MF   John Jensen 41 0 27 0 0+1 0 5 0 8 0
18 MF   David Hillier 22 0 11+4 0 3 0 0+1 0 2+1 0
21 DF   Steve Morrow 13 0 7+4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
22 MF   Ian Selley 27 1 16+2 0 0 0 1+1 0 5+2 1
23 MF   Ray Parlour 32 2 24+3 2 3 0 2 0 0 0
24 MF   Mark Flatts 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 MF   Neil Heaney [S] 2 0 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
27 FW   Paul Dickov 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

[R] - Reserve team player [L] - Out on loan [S] - Sold

ResultsEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
2 Blackburn Rovers 42 25 9 8 63 36 +27 84 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
3 Newcastle United 42 23 8 11 82 41 +41 77
4 Arsenal 42 18 17 7 53 28 +25 71 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]
5 Leeds United 42 18 16 8 65 39 +26 70
6 Wimbledon 42 18 11 13 56 53 +3 65
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Arsenal qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as the defending champions.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
42 18 17 7 53 28  +25 71 10 8 3 25 15  +10 8 9 4 28 13  +15

MatchesEdit

European Cup Winners' CupEdit

First round

Second round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

FA CupEdit

League CupEdit

First-team squadEdit

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK David Seaman
2   DF Lee Dixon
3   DF Nigel Winterburn
4   MF Paul Davis
5   DF Andy Linighan
6   DF Tony Adams
7   FW Kevin Campbell
8   FW Ian Wright
9   FW Alan Smith
10   MF Paul Merson
11   MF Eddie McGoldrick
No. Position Player
12   DF Steve Bould
13   GK Alan Miller
14   DF Martin Keown
17   MF John Jensen
18   MF David Hillier
21   DF Steve Morrow
22   MF Ian Selley
23   MF Ray Parlour
24   MF Mark Flatts
27   FW Paul Dickov

Left club during seasonEdit

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

No. Position Player
15   MF Anders Limpar (to Everton)
25   MF Neil Heaney (to Southampton)

Reserve squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
19   MF Jimmy Carter
20   DF Pal Lydersen
No. Position Player
26   GK James Will

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1993/94: Arsenal frustrate Parma's 'double' hopes". UEFA. 1 June 1994. Archived from the original on 1 July 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1993-1994/faprem/arsenal.htm