Billy Blyth

Billy Blyth goes down in history an Arsenal stalwart.

The energetic inside forward played almost 350 times for the Club over a 15-year period after joining from Manchester City on a free transfer in May 1914.

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Name Billy Blyth
Arsenal Career 1914 - 1929
Position: Striker
Appearances 343 (343 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 51

Blyth made his league debut in a 3-0 defeat to Huddersfield in November that year and played 12 times in his debut campaign.

The First World War, where he served in the Royal Army Service Corps in France, would delay the Scot's progress in Arsenal colours - although he did make three wartime appearances.

Upon resumption of the Football League in 1919/20, Blyth was a regular name in the starting line-up and remained an ever-present for eight of the following nine seasons.

He enjoyed his most prolific campaign in 1922/23, scoring nine times.

Blyth, also a distinguished golfer, started in Arsenal's 1927 FA Cup final defeat to Cardiff City and captained the Gunners during his spell at Highbury.

He transferred to Birmingham in May 1929.