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Arsenal

Wolverhampton Wanderers

ARSENAL 2-1 WOLVES
Division One
Highbury
December 12, 1970

Wolves are fighting relegation this season - and doing a rather good job of it - but 40 years ago they were challenging at the other end of the top division.

Indeed, the Midlands club gave Arsenal one of the toughest tests of their 1970/71 Double campaign when they visited Highbury just before Christmas in the middle of the season.

Arsenal ran out 2-1 winners but they had to dig deep and were grateful to timely goals from George Graham and John Radford.

Graham is the main man in our FreezeFrame image this week - he is pictured chipping the ball past Wolves keeper Phil Parkes to open the scoring.

The Scotland international had an impressive scoring rate for Arsenal, netting 77 times in 296 appearances. That's partly because he started his Highbury career as a striker before dropping back into central midfield.

Graham ended the Double campaign with 13 goals in all competitions, a tally which Radford managed to exceed. He scored 18 in 1970/71 and led the line superbly for Bertie Mee's team.

Wolves may have lost this game but they went on to finish fourth, just behind Tottenham. Arsenal, of course, pipped Leeds United to the title before going on to Wembley to beat Liverpool and make history.

Arsenal team: Wilson, Rice, McNab, Storey, Simpson, McLintock, Armstrong, Sammels, Radford, Kennedy, Graham.

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