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.


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"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.

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