Arsenal On This Day, 15th January 1972

Another cup encounter with Swindon Town, three years after the Wembley debacle. This was the fourth meeting in the FA Cup between the two sides. Swindon won second round meeting in 1911 whilst 1929s 5th Round tie had gone to a replay at Highbury before a goal from Jimmy Brain settled matters. His record of 139 goals for the club is only bettered by Radford, Bastin, Wright and Henry.

The crowd of 32,000 remains the record attendance at The County Ground.

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