Arsenal memories...1988: Dixon move is off

This week in…1988 Kerry Dixon confirmed he would stay at Chelsea after a move to Arsenal fell through at the 11th hour. West Ham wanted to take him to East London but he rejected their approach to set up a move to Highbury – before Chelsea chairman Ken Ba

This week in...1988

Kerry Dixon confirmed he would stay at Chelsea after a move to Arsenal fell through at the 11th hour.

West Ham wanted to take him to East London but he rejected their approach to set up a move to Highbury - before Chelsea chairman Ken Bates told him he had to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-1 in a televised league match after goals from Alan Smith and Perry Groves saw off their local rivals.

"Local derbies are always tight," said Arsenal boss George Graham said, "and this was no exception, but it was unusual in that the strikers were outstanding - Groves was arguably man of the match.