Arsenal Find Their First Champions Cup Opponents On This Day, 7th July 1971

Another reminder of how football has changed. Within seconds of a similar draw today, there would have been YouTube clips of the Norwegians flooding through the Arsenal Twittersphere.

StrØmgodset IFof Drammen provided the opposition for Arsenal’s first foray into the Champions Cup and were comfortably beaten 7-1 on aggregate. As much as they are remembered for that, those of us of a certain age also recall the eleven goal drubbing they got at Anfield a few years later.

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