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GUNNERS YEARS: Martin Hayes double puts QPR to the sword

PUBLISHED: 12:24 04 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:40 07 September 2010

1986: MARTIN Hayes continues his fine goalscoring run with a double in a 3-1 win over Queens Park Rangers in front of 34,049 at Highbury, making it 10 goals for the youth academy graduate who had turned down a move to Huddersfield at the end of September

1986:

MARTIN Hayes continues his fine goalscoring run with a double in a 3-1 win over Queens Park Rangers in front of 34,049 at Highbury, making it 10 goals for the youth academy graduate who had turned down a move to Huddersfield at the end of September. Niall Quinn scored the other goal for George Graham's league leaders, while Gary Bannister replied for QPR.

1997:

ARSENE Wenger bounces back from successive defeats to Sheffield Wednesday and Liverpool to grab all three points in a 1-0 win at Newcastle, Ian Wright scoring the only goal of the game at St James' Park.

The Gunners' line-up that day contained eight Englishmen and only three foreigners - Emmanuel Petit, Marc Overmars and Dennis Bergkamp.

Five months later they clinched the Double by beating Newcastle again at Wembley in the FA Cup Final.

2005:

ARSENE Wenger reveals he was "tempted" to buy Michael Owen from Real Madrid in the summer - but backed out so he could stick with his policy of promoting youth team players.

"At some stage you have to make room for your young players or they never play. If I bring Michael Owen, Robin van Persie would not be playing," he explained before his side's 1-0 loss at Owen's new club, Newcastle.

"For me it was not a money question. It was really 'do I stick to what I started or do I change direction completely?


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