A Double Double For Arsenal On This Day 16th May 1998

For the first time in three attempts, Arsenal defeated Newcastle United in the FA Cup final. The Magpies had made a habit of ending The Gunners cup dreams, winning the 1932 and 1952 finals, 1906 semi-final and knocking Arsenal out of the cup in 1902. Against that Arsenal had registered but one victory, needing a replay to progress in 1936.

From Christmas 1997, Arsenal’s form had been imperious and they had beaten Newcastle  twice already that season, 1-0 at St James Park and 3-1 at Highbury. The latter came barely a month before this final.



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1 thought on “A Double Double For Arsenal On This Day 16th May 1998

  1. So, it’s been 14 years since I appeared on SoccerAM as one of the fans of the week 🙂

    We had a competition with the Geordies where we had to kick balls through holes in a big board. Rio Ferdinand was the guest and I just missed smacking one into his face.

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