GUNNERS YEARS: Wright and Merson score in ill-tempered clash
1992: Arsenal play their first game in 17 days, beating Oldham Athletic 2-1 in a bad-tempered Highbury match. It was no end-of-season friendly, admitted manager George Graham, after goals from Ian Wright – his 19th of the season, putting him to the top
Arsenal play their first game in 17 days, beating Oldham Athletic 2-1 in a bad-tempered Highbury match.
"It was no end-of-season friendly," admitted manager George Graham, after goals from Ian Wright - his 19th of the season, putting him to the top of the Division One goalscorers chart - and Paul Merson saw off the Latics.
The lowest home crowd of the season, just 22,096, braved the elements for a heated affair which also saw Gunners assistant boss Stewart Houston involved in a touchline altercation with his opposite number, Willie Donachie.
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"It got a bit overheated," admitted Graham. "I thought Stewart wanted to calm them down. Ill-feeling was creeping in from the start; that's about the nicest thing I can say about it."
David O'Leary's appearance as substitute two minutes from the end was his 700th since making his debut back in 1975.
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