John Matthews
John Matthews

John Matthews

John Matthews joined Arsenal as an apprentice in 1971 but did not make his league debut for the Club until three years later, against Leicester City.

Initially a defender, Matthews moved into midfield but struggled to secure a regular first-team place. A broken ankle in December 1975 further halted his progress and, after 57 appearances, he left to join Sheffield United in 1978.


Name John Matthews
Arsenal Career 1971 - 1978
Position: Midfielder
Appearances 57 (48 starts, 9 as a sub)
Goals 5

Matthews spent four years at Bramall Lane before spells at Mansfield Town, Chesterfield, Plymouth and Torquay. He also ran his own office furniture company in the Plymouth area.