A Double First For Arsenal On This Day, 23rd September 1936

This friendly against Glasgow Rangers was the first time that the Compton brothers played in the same Arsenal line-up. Leslie made 273 appearances during a 22 year war-interrupted career at the club between 1931 and 1953. Denis meanwhile managed just 60 in three less years, injury wreaking havoc with his career.

They played just 42 competitive matches in the same line-up, losing and drawing ten, winning twenty-two. The first was 1936s Charity Shield defeat against Sunderland. They did manage to sign off in style, their penultimate fixture was the 1950 FA Cup final.

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