Arsenal memories....1988

This week in….1988 David O Leary set a deadline of the end of the year to regain his place in the first team - or else he d quit the club for a move abroad. The Eire defender, who lost his place to Steve Bould in the side, said: At the end of the day res

This week in....1988

David O'Leary set a deadline of the end of the year to regain his place in the first team - or else he'd quit the club for a move abroad.

The Eire defender, who lost his place to Steve Bould in the side, said: "At the end of the day reserve team football is no good for me.

"I have given it two months; I still don't agree with the manager about being left out although I accept that I can not expect to be in the team at the moment.'


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"I have one dream left in football, to win the League championship title with Arsenal. I have two and a half years left of a very good contract and I think I can play until I'm 35,'' he said.

"I wouldn't like to play for any other club in England, but I wouldn't mind going abroad.''.

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His words didn't help: he was on the bench as Arsenal lost 1-2 to Liverpool in a Littlewoods Cup second replay at Villa Park.

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