Frank Stapleton Leaves Arsenal On This Day, 20th August 1981

Another top scorer left Arsenal for Old Trafford. Frank Stapleton’s dreams of glory were never realised at Old Trafford with FA Cup winners medals in 1983 and 1985 to add to the one he collected at Arsenal.

His goalscoring record in North London was better than subsequent to his move, 75 in 225 appearances as opposed to 60 in 223 at United. Consistent but nothing special in either case.

And no, I’m not bitter. Not at all.

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