The omission of Don Roper through injury was not a good sign for Arsenal. The winger was in good goalscoring form having scored 10 in the previous six games, including five in the 7 – 1 thrashing of Hibernian at Highbury. His replacement, Ben Marden, did not disappoint, the report below is complimentary about his performance. It seems to sum up his Arsenal career, in this five years at the club he made just 42 appearances.
This win took Arsenal to fourth place in the table, four points behind leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers with a game in hand, as they carved their way to the league title, sealed on goal average on the last day of the season.
The margin of victory remains Arsenal’s largest at Anfield against Liverpool although had Julio Baptista not missed from the penalty spot, it might not have been.